DNA Test - Hammond, IN

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Hammond, Indiana at 3 testing laboratories. Call (219) 215-5186 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 - Hammond, Indiana

Hammond IN DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Hammond, Indiana 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:

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Grandparent DNA Test (if the father is not available for testing)
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Sibling DNA Test (possible brothers, sisters, or half-siblings)
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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 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 Hammond DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Hammond IN

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Hammond 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 Hammond, plus many more locations throughout Indiana 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.

Why Health Street

A Decade Plus of Experience

Health Street has provided DNA tests since 2010. We have provided DNA tests and paternity tests to thousands of people in Hammond as well as communities all across the nation.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

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Establishing paternity in Hammond, IN

Establishing paternity in Hammond, Indiana is crucial for unmarried parents to determine their child's legal father. Signing a paternity affidavit or going to court are the two available options for parents. Signing a paternity affidavit within 72 hours of the baby's birth or later at the local health department is a quick way to establish paternity. The signed affidavit legally recognizes both parents, and they can be listed on the child's birth certificate. However, the paternity affidavit can be canceled within a sixty-day window by either party, especially if genetic testing is requested, which can prove the alleged father is not the birth father.

If parents have doubts or disagreements, going to court is a common solution. The court usually orders genetic testing to determine the biological father. The judge will make a decision after the results are returned from the laboratory, and if the tests are positive, the father is legally established. The court also has the authority to determine child support, custody, and visitation hours after paternity is established. DNA testing is a crucial tool that can help resolve paternity disputes and provide a clear understanding of family relationships. If you need to establish paternity, consider DNA testing.

Hammond, Indiana: Benefits of establishing paternity

Establishing paternity is crucial for unwed parents for several reasons. Not only can it allow both parents to participate in making important decisions regarding their child's life, including education, religious upbringing, and health, but it also obliges them to provide emotional and financial support to the child. Legalizing the relationship from the beginning can also aid in building a stronger bond between the parents and the child.

The child can also gain multiple benefits, such as:

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Knowing both parents and having their names on the birth certificate
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A better sense of identity
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Health and life insurance
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Social Security
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Having the right to inherit
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Access to the family medical history of both parents
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Veterans and disability benefits, if applicable

Last updated 2/9/2023

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Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:

Citations

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Indiana Legal Services, inc. Indiana Legal Services, Inc. (n.d.). Retrieved February 9, 2023, from https://www.indianalegalservices.org/
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Child Support. (2022, July 1). Paternity. Child Support. Retrieved February 9, 2023, from https://www.in.gov/dcs/child-support/about-us/paternity/