DNA Test - Glen Burnie, MD

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Glen Burnie, Maryland at 5 conveniently located testing laboratories. Register now, or call us at (410) 267-4693 or schedule online. with any questions. Our paternity testing (including grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing) determines if two or more people are related.

Shedule an appointment for a DNA test quickly and easily. The parties can come together or you can set up separate appointments. Grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing are also available. Legal DNA tests are done at our testing centers. Peace of mind DNA tests can be done at home by cheek swab, hair, or fingernails.

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DNA Test - Glen Burnie, Maryland

Glen Burnie MD DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Glen Burnie, Maryland locations:

The most commonly ordered DNA test is a Paternity Test to conclusively establish whether or not a man is the biological father of a child.

Paternity Testing can be performed at our testing centers. DNA Testing can be done for other close family relationships, such as:

Grandparent DNA Test (if the father is not available for testing)
Sibling DNA Test (possible brothers, sisters, or half-siblings)
Avuncular DNA Test (aunt/uncle and niece/nephew)

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 people being tested. 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 registering online and shipping the specimens to us.

Legally Admissible DNA Tests vs. "Peace of Mind" At-Home Tests

A Legal Paternity Test is a court admissible DNA testing service. 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. In order for the results of a DNA test to hold up in court, for child support, or to change the name on a birth certificate, the test must be done at a clinic using strict chain of custody procedures. Our Glen Burnie DNA testing technicians are trained to follow guidelines that ensure that the results can be used for legal purposes.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Glen Burnie MD

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Glen Burnie 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. Register online, or please call our customer service team, which can help you book your appointment over the phone.

We have state of the art testing labs and friendly clinics that perform the DNA sample collection in Glen Burnie, plus many more locations throughout Maryland and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Glen Burnie. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Glen Burnie , MD so you can choose the testing center that is most convenient. When you register, you can also pick the appointment time and date that you prefer.

Why Health Street

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  The first DNA test in Glen Burnie, MD performed by Health Street was in 2018.

Dedication to Excellence

Our dedication to excellence includes our commitment to provide compassionate services and to helping people obtain the accurate DNA testing in Glen Burnie that they need. 

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Establishing paternity in Glen Burnie, MD

In Glen Burnie, Maryland, parents who are not married should consider establishing paternity. Parents who have no doubts about paternity usually choose to sign an Affidavit of Parentage at the hospital or birthing center. It is important to have witnesses present during the signing, and the hospital staff is available to guide parents through the process. Once signed, the document should be filed with Vital Statistics. After the document has been signed and filed, the biological father becomes the child's legal father. This means that he has the right to seek custody and visitation hours before the court. If there are doubts about paternity, signing this document should be avoided, as it is legally binding and can be challenging to overturn.

In cases where paternity is uncertain, many people choose to go through the court to establish legal paternity. This often involves DNA testing of the child and the alleged father. After legal paternity has been established, the court can also address matters such as child support, medical support, residency, custody, and visitation.

Glen Burnie, Maryland: Reason to establish paternity

Establishing paternity offers significant benefits for both parents and the child. For parents, it enables shared responsibilities in supporting their child financially and emotionally. It provides an opportunity for both parents to develop a bond with the child and collaborate on important decisions regarding their upbringing.

The child can also benefit from establishing paternity:

They will have both parents on the birth certificate
They can access medical histories from both sides of the family
They will have the right to inherit
They can get life and health insurance, Social Security
There may also be veterans and disability benefits for the child

Last updated 5/3/2023

Neighborhoods In and Around Glen Burnie That We Serve

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