DNA Test - Great Falls, MT

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Great Falls, Montana at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (406) 206-6728 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 - Great Falls, Montana

Great Falls MT DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Great Falls, Montana 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 Great Falls 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 Great Falls MT

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Great Falls 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 Great Falls, plus many more locations throughout Montana and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Great Falls. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Great Falls , MT 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 Great Falls, the state of Great Falls, Montana, and throughout the nation.  Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from Great Falls 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 Great Falls. 

Great Falls, Montana - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Great Falls, MT

Residents of Great Falls, Montana, seeking to establish paternity have several avenues to consider.

DNA Testing: A genetic test involving the alleged father and the child provides concrete results to affirm paternity.
Court: Sometimes, parents go through the court to establish paternity.
Voluntary Paternity Acknowledgment Form: When parents are certain of their child's paternity, signing this form in agreement will officially recognize the father, adding his name to the child's birth certificate.

Health Street offers both legal and home DNA testing. For those seeking definitive legal outcomes, such as child support, our legal DNA tests are the way to go. Although home DNA tests are also highly accurate, the DNA results are not court-admissable.

Great Falls, Montana: Why is establishing paternity beneficial?

Understanding paternity can bring clarity to parental responsibilities and rights. It's a step that can ensure both parents contribute to the child's welfare, both financially and emotionally. Beyond the responsibility of financial support, established paternity can allow:

Joint decision-making on important parts of the child's life, such as religious upbringing, education, and health.
Potential visitation rights or even custody for the father.

For the child, legal paternity can also provide benefits, some examples of which may include:

Access to Social Security benefits
Eligibility for parental insurance plans
Inheritance rights from both parents
Potential benefits like military and disability benefits
An opportunity for deeper relationships with both parents
A better understanding of their medical history

Health Street DNA Testing in Great Falls

For the residents of Great Falls, Montana, understanding and establishing paternity can be both a legal matter and a deeply personal step. Our dedication to accuracy, coupled with our empathetic approach, has made us a trusted partner for many. Our DNA testing services can be scheduled online or via phone.

Last updated 9/8/2023

Neighborhoods in Great Falls Served by our Clinics

Gibson Flats
Malmstrom Air
Force Base
Black Eagle
Sand Coulee
Castner Falls
Great Falls South

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Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


Paternity information. Paternity Establishment Information. (n.d.). https://dphhs.mt.gov/cssd/services/patestablishinfo
CSED paternity information for Parents - Montana Health Alert Network. (n.d.-e). https://dphhs.mt.gov/assets/cssd/PaternityInfoForParents.pdf
PATERNITY ACKNOWLEDGMENT . (n.d.). https://dphhs.mt.gov/assets/Statistics/VitalStats/ack-withdrawalpaternity.pdf