DNA Test - Hattiesburg, MS

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Hattiesburg, Mississippi at 3 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (601) 228-4201 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 Hattiesburg 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 - Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Hattiesburg MS DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Hattiesburg, Mississippi 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 Hattiesburg 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 Hattiesburg MS

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Hattiesburg 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 Hattiesburg, plus many more locations throughout Mississippi and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Hattiesburg. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Hattiesburg , MS 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. We have provided DNA tests and paternity tests to thousands of people in Hattiesburg as well as communities all across the nation.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

Hattiesburg, MS - DNA Testing

Experts Say...

Vic Carmody Jr., P.A., an attorney serving Hattiesburg, explains why establishing paternity is important. "Paternity means having a legally recognized father. Establishing paternity is very important in family law cases and can be a huge benefit to both the father and the child," said Carmody. "For example, establishing paternity can prevent the mother from giving the child up for adoption without the father's consent, it can help secure financial support for the child in the form of child support, and it can help a father get custody or visitation with his child. Establishing paternity can also ensure that the child receives inheritance or social security benefits from their father."

Establishing Paternity in Hattiesburg, MS

Establishing paternity means giving a child a legal father. When married parents have a child, the husband is presumed to be the child's legal father by law. However, unmarried parents must establish paternity. The easiest way to establish paternity in Hattiesburg is by signing a Simple Acknowledgement of Paternity, a voluntary legal form stating the child's father. Parents can complete the form at the hospital when the child is born or any time before the child turns 21. Parents can complete the form at the Lee County Child Support Office at 5 Willow Bend Drive in Hattiesburg. If the parents cannot agree to sign the voluntary form, they can establish paternity in court.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Hattiesburg, MS

If parents question the child's biological father, they can use DNA testing to prove paternity before voluntarily establishing paternity. A judge may also order a DNA test if the parents establish paternity in court. DNA test samples are taken by swabbing the inside of the child's and father's cheeks, which are then analyzed in a certified laboratory. DNA test results can exclude a man as the child's biological father or show more than a 99% probability of fatherhood.

Last updated 12/6/2023

Neighborhoods in Hattiesburg Served by our Clinics

Autumn Ridge
Buschman Historical Dist
Camp Dantzler
Sullivan Kilrain/Richburg
The Trace Subdivision
Vernon Dahmer Park
West 4th & King Road

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


Carmody, Vic. "You Are the Father!" - Establishing Paternity in Mississippi." Vic Carmody, Jr. P.A., 23 November 2022, https://www.mississippi-lawyers.com/blog/you-are-the-father-establishing-paternity-in-mississippi/
"A Simple Acknowledgment of Paternity." Mississippi Department of Human Services, https://www.mdhs.ms.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Paternity-Establishment-Brochure.pdf
"Acknowledgement of Paternity." Mississippi Department of Human Services, https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/7978.pdf
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