DNA Test - Grand Forks, ND

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Grand Forks, North Dakota at a centrally located testing laboratory. Register now, or call us at (701) 380-5104 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.

Schedule your Grand Forks DNA test appointment online. Our legal DNA test results can be used in court for matters such as: child support, birth certificates, and custody cases. Appointments can be scheduled together or separately. Legal DNA tests are done by cheek swab at our testing centers. We also offer home DNA test kits for peace of mind. DNA can be tested from hair, fingernails, and other specimens.

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DNA Test - Grand Forks, North Dakota

Grand Forks ND DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Grand Forks, North Dakota 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 Grand Forks 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 Grand Forks ND

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Grand Forks 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 Grand Forks, plus many more locations throughout North Dakota and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Grand Forks. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Grand Forks , ND 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

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Grand Forks, the state of Grand Forks, North Dakota, and throughout the nation.  Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from Grand Forks to neighborhoods everywhere.

Commitment to Excellence

Our mission is to understand the DNA testing needs of our clients. We strive to provide the most accurate, fast, and conclusive paternity tests in Grand Forks. 

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The Benefits of Establishing Paternity in Grand Forks, ND

Under North Dakota law, when two Grand Forks parents are not married at the time of their child's birth, only the mother will hold parental rights up until paternity is properly established. Establishing paternity is the process of legally declaring a child's father to provide the man with his parental rights as well as have his name placed on the child's birth certificate.

Following the legal establishment of paternity, a parent is also able to request monthly child support from the non-custodial parent. Furthermore, the child will also benefit from the establishment by having the ability to collect parental benefits from their father's side. This can include military benefits, social security survivor benefits, health insurance, and inheritance rights.

The Importance of DNA Testing in Grand Forks, ND

Before moving forward with a paternity establishment, Grand Forks parents must have full confidence in the paternity of their child. Oftentimes, parents will quickly move forward with the paternity establishment process without the use of DNA testing and not weigh the risks of incorrectly establishing paternity. Unfortunately, this can be a major mistake.

If a Grand Forks parent learns of inaccurate paternity after having already completed an establishment, they will only have 60 days from the filing to rescind it and remove any child support obligations. After this 60-day mark, Section 14-20-18 of the North Dakota Uniform Parentage Act states that an establishment can only be challenged in court within two years of the filing based on fraud, duress, or material mistake of fact.

Methods of Establishing Paternity in Grand Forks, ND

After DNA testing has been used to confirm the paternity of a Grand Forks child, the easiest way to establish paternity is by completing a Voluntary Paternity Acknowledgment form. This form can be completed at the hospital following a child's birth or at a later date through a Grand Forks' County Vital Statistics or Child Support office location.

If a Grand Forks parent refuses to sign the form, another option is to file a petition to establish paternity in a Grand Forks Court. Initiating a court order enables a judge to issue a summons for the opposing parent and begin the necessary establishment steps. These steps typically include the use of DNA testing to verify the given paternity claim and confidently establish paternity.

Last updated 12/19/2023

Neighborhoods In and Around Grand Forks That We Serve

16th St 19th St
Ben Franklin
Brenna Township
Curran Court
Farmstead Drive
Holiday Air
Kings Walk
Northend United
Olson Dr
Riverside Park
S 29th St
Sertoma Park
South Washington
The Verge
University Ave

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


"Establish Paternity." North Dakota Child Support Services, https://www.childsupport.dhs.nd.gov/services/establish-paternity
"14-20-18. (308) Challenge after expiration of the period for rescission." North Dakota Legislature, https://www.ndlegis.gov/cencode/t14c20.pdf#nameddest=14-20-07
"Voluntary Paternity Acknowledgment FAQs." North Dakota Child Support Services, https://www.childsupport.dhs.nd.gov/services/establish-paternity/voluntary-paternity-acknowledgment-faqs
"Grand Forks County." State of North Dakota Courts, https://www.ndcourts.gov/court-locations/grand-forks-county
"Grand Forks, SD." Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/grand-forks--nd/