DNA Test - Glendale, WV

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Glendale, West Virginia at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (304) 932-4022 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 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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DNA Test - Glendale, West Virginia

Glendale WV DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Glendale, West Virginia 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 Glendale 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 Glendale WV

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Glendale 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 Glendale, plus many more locations throughout West Virginia and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Glendale. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Glendale , WV 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.  We have helped thousands of people from Glendale to communities all across the USA get DNA tests and paternity tests.

Dedication to Excellence

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

Glen Dale, WV - DNA Testing

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Glen Dale, WV

If a mother and father are married at the time of the child's birth, paternity is automatically established and the husband is the child's legal father. But in Glen Dale, WV, if the parents are not married, they need to establish paternity for the child to have a legal father.

Paternity can be established if both parents agree to sign an Affidavit of Paternity, which is a voluntary, legal form stating the child's father. If either parent questions paternity or if there are any doubts, DNA testing to prove paternity should be requested before signing the legal document.

If the parents cannot reach an agreement as to who the father is, they can go to court. The court will likely order DNA testing to prove whether or not the man is the father, and the mother, alleged father, and child must all submit samples for testing.

Once a decision has been made and the man is proven to be the father, both parents must undergo a parenting education class and file a certificate of completion.

Either parent, the child's guardian, the Bureau for Child Support Enforcement, or a man claiming to be the father outside of marriage can file a petition to establish paternity. Paternity may be established at any time before the child turns 18 years of age.

The Local Economy, Jobs, and Major Industries in Glen Dale, WV

The population of Glen Dale, WV is 1,548.
The median household income in Glen Dale is $58,942.
The average property value is $151,700.
The employed population in Glen Dale is 712 people.
The major industries in Glen Dale are healthcare and social assistance, construction, and retail trade.
The highest-paying industries in Glen Dale, WV are utilities, forestry, fishing & hunting, agriculture, mining, quarrying, and oil & gas extraction.

Neighborhoods in Glendale Served by our Clinics

Sun Valley
Zane St
Locust Ln
Tomlinson Ave
Michelle Ct
Lee St
Zitko Ter

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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