DNA Test - Grand Island, NE

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Grand Island, Nebraska at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (308) 708-7511 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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DNA Test - Grand Island, Nebraska

Grand Island NE DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Grand Island, Nebraska 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 Island 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 Island NE

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

A Decade Plus of Experience

Health Street has provided DNA tests since 2010. The first DNA test we performed in Grand Island, NE was in 2018.

Dedicated to Excellence

We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in Grand Island. 

Grand Island, NE - DNA Testing

Highlighting the Importance of Establishing Paternity in Grand Island, NE

When two Grand Island parents are not legally married at the time of their child's birth, certain steps must be taken by both parents to legally recognize the biological father and grant him parental rights. These steps can be completed by establishing paternity, which requires both parents to agree upon the identity of the biological father and sign a Complaint for Paternity to legally declare him.

Once paternity is established, the father's name can be placed on the birth certificate. The establishment will also grant him paternal rights and the ability to seek custody, visitation, and child support if necessary. On behalf of the child, establishing paternity designates two legal guardians to expand access to benefits such as health insurance coverage, inheritance, and social security.

Using DNA Testing for Paternity Establishments in Grand Island, NE

It's important to understand that when establishing paternity in Grand Island, both parents must have full confidence in the given paternity claim before moving forward. In many cases, parents will quickly establish paternity when a child is born, only to later learn that the legal father is actually not the child's true biological father.

Regardless of DNA testing results, if a Grand Island man is legally declared a child's father and later learns of mistaken paternity, he will be legally required to make child support payments until paternity is disestablished. With that being said, if there is any doubt in a child's paternity, be sure to first use DNA testing services or seek assistance through Nebraska Family Court to ensure complete accuracy.

Paternity Programs in Grand Island, NE

The state of Nebraska developed the Biological Father Registry to assist local men who believe they have fathered a child to preserve their paternal rights. By registering with this program, a man will be notified of adoption proceedings involving his children who are born out of wedlock. If a father receives an adoption notice, he can then file a Notice of Objection to Adoption and Intent to Obtain Custody in an effort to obtain custody of the child and avoid adoption by a third party.

Last updated 5/17/2023

Neighborhoods in Grand Island Served by our Clinics

Kuesters Lake
N Broadwell Ave
N Custer Ave
North Webb Rd
Old Highway 2
S Stuhr Rd
W 1st St
W Charles St
W Faidley Ave
West Park Mobile Home Park

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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"Biological Father Registry." Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, https://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Father-Registry.aspx
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