DNA Test - Hermitage, TN

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Hermitage, Tennessee at a centrally located testing laboratory. Register now, or call us at (615) 240-5405 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 Hermitage 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 - Hermitage, Tennessee

Hermitage TN DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Hermitage, Tennessee 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 Hermitage 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 Hermitage TN

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

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  We have helped thousands of people from Hermitage to communities all across the USA get DNA tests and paternity tests.

Dedication to Excellence

Our dedication to excellence includes our commitment to provide compassionate services and to helping people obtain the accurate DNA testing in Hermitage that they need. 

Hermitage, TN - DNA Testing

Establishing Paternity in Hermitage, TN

The state of Tennessee operates the Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity Program (TN VAoP) to help unmarried parents establish legal paternity. It's crucial for unmarried parents to establish paternity, as only the mother will possess legal parental rights over the child until the father is legally recognized. Likewise, the legal establishment of paternity allows the establishment of child support obligations and provides the child with benefits such as health insurance.

Through the TN VAoP, parents can establish paternity with a simple Acknowledgement of Paternity form. This form is presented by hospital staff after a child's birth and requires the completion of both parents. If the two are unable to complete the form at this time, one may be completed at a later date through a Davidson County Child Support Services office. If either parent has doubts regarding the child's paternity, they should not complete this form until DNA testing has been completed.

Dealing With Paternity Establishment Issues in Hermitage, TN

For some Hermitage parents, the paternity establishment process will not be as simple as a basic form completion. A parent may refuse to establish paternity out of denial or inability to locate the parent, making it difficult for the opposite parent to seek child support services. In the event of a paternity issue, the best route to establish legal paternity is by filing a petition with Davidson County Family Court.

Filing a petition will allow the courts and their resources to locate the parent and request they complete the necessary processes to establish paternity. These processes typically include the use of DNA testing to support the parent's paternity claim and accurately identify the child's biological father. If successful, the courts will then establish paternity, allowing the further establishment of child support obligations.

Experts in Hermitage, TN Say…

When two parents must establish a custody agreement, they may require the assistance of the court. When questioning which parent will receive primary custody, Hermitage Family Law Attorney Amanda Thornton says that in 1997, the Tennessee legislature determined that the gender of a parent should not hinder the outcome of a custody agreement.

With this being said, when the courts assess a custody hearing, a judge will look at numerous factors from both parents. These factors include the strength of relationship with the child, previous criminal history, and current living and income conditions. Using these details, the courts will construct a plan that's in the best interest of the child.

Neighborhoods In and Around Hermitage That We Serve

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New Hope Point
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Wembley Downs

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


"Tennessee Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity Program (TN VAoP)" Tennessee Department of Human Services, https://www.tn.gov/humanservices/for-families/child-support-services/tennessee-paternity-acknowledgment-program--tn-vaop-.html
"Circuit Court Clerk's Office" Davidson County, https://circuitclerk.nashville.gov/circuit/
"Father's Rights" Amanda Raye Thornton, https://www.tnfathersrights.com/fathers-rights.html
"Hermitage, TN" Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/hermitage--tn/