DNA Test – Griffin, GA
Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Griffin, Georgia at 4 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (770) 824-0569 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 Griffin 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 – Griffin, Georgia
Types of DNA Tests at our Griffin, Georgia clinics:
Paternity Testing can conclusively establish whether or not a man is the biological father of a child.
Relationship Testing for other close family relationships can be performed at our testing centers. Our DNA testing services can confirm or deny biological relationships between grandparents, grandchildren, siblings, half-siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews:
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 alleged father and child or children. 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 ordering one of our testing kits online and shipping the specimens back to us.
Legal DNA Tests vs. “Peace of Mind” At-Home Tests
A Legal Paternity Test is a court admissible lab testing service performed at an AABB accredited laboratory. 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. A legal paternity DNA test will hold up in court for such matters as child support or to change the name on a birth certificate. This test must be performed using strict chain of custody procedures. Our Griffin DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.
How to schedule a DNA Test in Griffin GA
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Griffin 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. Please call our customer service team to help you book your appointment over the phone, or set up your appointment easily online.
We have state of the art testing labs and friendly clinics that perform the DNA sample collection in Griffin, plus many more locations throughout Georgia and across the United States. During registration, we’ll show you the nearest locations for DNA testing so you can choose the site that’s most convenient. You’ll also pick the times and days that you prefer.
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A Decade Plus of Experience
Health Street has provided DNA tests since 2010. The first DNA test we performed in Griffin, GA was in 2018.
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We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in Griffin.
Griffin, GA – DNA Testing
Establishing Paternity in Griffin, GA
Establishing paternity means giving a child a legal father. When the parents are married, the husband automatically becomes the legal father. In Griffin, GA, unwed parents must establish paternity and legitimation for the child to have a legal father. The easiest way to establish paternity in Griffin is by signing a Voluntary Paternity Acknowledgement form, which they can sign at the hospital when the child is born or at the Spalding County Vital Records Office. If both parents cannot agree to sign the voluntary form, they can establish paternity through a court order. In Griffin, GA, fathers seeking legal rights to the child and wanting to play an active role in the child’s life must also establish legitimation. Although paternity determines the child’s biological relationship with the father, legitimation determines his legal parental rights.
Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Griffin, GA
Before establishing paternity, either parent can request DNA testing to prove paternity. In Griffin, GA, the court must grant the motion for DNA testing unless provided with a good reason not to do the DNA test. Also, in child support cases where paternity hasn’t been established, the Division of Child Support Services requires DNA testing. The Griffin Division of Child Support Services is located at 1414 North Expressway in Griffin.
Benefits of Establishing Paternity in Griffin, GA
Establishing paternity provides benefits to both parents and the child. Griffin mothers benefit by receiving parental and financial support for raising the child. Fathers can benefit by developing a relationship with the child and playing an active role in the child’s life. Establishing paternity especially benefits the child. Having two legal parents gives children access to medical records from both sides of the family, access to medical and life insurance, and other benefits, like social security and veterans’ benefits.
Last updated 4/12/2023