DNA Test – Geneva, IL
Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Geneva, Illinois at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (630) 381-7273 or schedule online. We offer legal paternity tests, sibling studies, grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing to determine if people are biologically related.
Set up DNA testing appointments online. Test results can be used in court for child support or to change a birth a certificate; it can also be used for simple peace of mind. Appointments can be scheduled together or separately. Legal DNA tests are done by cheek swab at our testing centers. We can also extract DNA samples from hair follicles, fingernails, and other specimens.
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Types of DNA Tests at our Geneva, Illinois clinics:
Paternity Testing can conclusively establish whether or not a man is the biological father of a child.
Relationship Testing for other close family relationships can be performed at our testing centers. Our DNA testing services can confirm or deny biological relationships between grandparents, grandchildren, siblings, half-siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews:
Specimens we can test for DNA
The easiest and most reliable way to obtain a DNA sample for paternity testing is to swab the inner cheeks of the alleged father and child or children. These skin cells are known as buccal cells, and they rub off easily onto cotton swabs and remain in place for analysis by our laboratory.
Other specimen samples, such as hair follicles, fingernails, and garments that might contain someone’s DNA, can also be tested. An Alternative Specimen DNA Test is done by ordering one of our testing kits online and shipping the specimens back to us.
Legal DNA Tests vs. “Peace of Mind” At-Home Tests
A Legal Paternity Test is a court admissible lab testing service performed at an AABB accredited laboratory. Accurate results for DNA paternity testing with 99.99% confidence or greater take about a week.
When deciding which type of DNA test is right for you, consider first what you might do with the results. A legal paternity DNA test will hold up in court for such matters as child support or to change the name on a birth certificate. This test must be performed using strict chain of custody procedures. Our Geneva DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.
How to schedule a DNA Test in Geneva IL
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Geneva clinics is simple and fast, and we often have appointments available in the same week. It’s always helpful to schedule in advance to make sure you get the time you want. Please call our customer service team to help you book your appointment over the phone, or set up your appointment easily online.
We have state of the art testing labs and friendly clinics that perform the DNA sample collection in Geneva, plus many more locations throughout Illinois and across the United States. During registration, we’ll show you the nearest locations so you can choose the one that’s most convenient. You’ll pick the times and days that you prefer.
Why Health Street
A Decade Plus of Experience
Health Street has provided DNA tests since 2010. We have provided DNA tests and paternity tests to thousands of people in Geneva as well as communities all across the nation.
Commitment to CommunityHealth Street is proud to provide all kinds of DNA testing including paternity testing in Geneva, Illinois.
Facts about DNA Testing in Geneva IL
Professional, Scientific and Technical Industries Top Geneva, IL Economy
Geneva is a scenic Chicago suburb on the Fox River that is a popular destination for spillover from nearby urban areas. It was founded in the early nineteenth century by settlers from Pennsylvania. About 17% of Geneva residents work in management occupations in a variety of specialized fields. For a small town with just over 20,000 residents, Geneva has a median household income and average property value that are significantly higher than the national average at over $105,000 and $315,500 respectively. Management and legal positions are the highest paid roles in the city.
DNA Testing Reveals Origins of Viking Ship at Geneva Museum
Geneva, IL is home to one of the best preserved replicas of a Viking ship found anywhere in the world. Named Viking and completed by Norwegian Christen Christensen in 1893, the ship arrived in the town from Scandinavia via the Erie Canal and the Great Lakes for the World Fair. Christensen crafted Viking to be an exact replica of the well-preserved ship found at the Gokstad farm burial site in Norway in 1880.
Researchers used DNA tests of the entombed bodies and other enclosed material to date the construction of the ship and its contents. Best estimates are that the Gokstad ship was originally built in 890 AD and used for about a decade before being placed in the grave with its owner. Along with the ship, archeologists found the body of a local chieftain in a wooden replica of a field tent, fishing gear and a game board among other items. Some of these artifacts can be seen on display with the Viking replica in Geneva.
Legal Professionals Use Paternity Testing to Help Geneva Residents
Geneva residents can decide to request DNA testing to confirm paternity or other familial relationships. Test results from these types of DNA tests are over 99% accurate and can be used in various legal situations, including child custody disputes. Local companies like Health Street offer quick, private and affordable DNA testing options that can be used in courts of law. Several Geneva family law attorneys specialize in helping clients complete DNA testing and using the results to strengthen their legal positions.
In many cases, paternity test results can be beneficial in a custody dispute regardless of whether the father’s name is on the child’s birth certificate or not. Law professionals can be a big help when it comes to navigating the Geneva legal system and making the best use of DNA test results. Local family law attorney Warren Sylvester says: “Paternity or parentage cases can be highly complex, especially when it comes to custody and visitation. For example, it is no longer automatic for a mother to be awarded custody. Also, a custodial parent, even of a child born outside marriage, is no longer permitted to move away from Illinois with his or her child without court permission if the child’s custody is in dispute.”