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DNA Test - High Point, NC

Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in High Point, North Carolina at a centrally located testing laboratory. Call (336) 946-5211 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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3610 Peters Court
Suite 200
High Point,NC27265
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2101 North Main Street

High Point,NC27262

DNA Testing in High Point, North Carolina

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Types of DNA Tests at our High Point NC 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 High Point DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in High Point NC

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our High Point 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 High Point, plus many more locations throughout North Carolina and across the United States. During registration, we'll show you the nearest locations so you can choose the one that's most convenient. You'll pick the times and days that you prefer.

Facts about DNA Testing in High Point NC

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Parental Rights for Unmarried Fathers in High Point

According to High Point legal firm McAllister, Aldridge, and Kreinbrink, when an unmarried mother has a child, she is presumed to be the sole custodial parent and has full rights to the child. For a man to have any rights to the child, he would have to take legal action with the courts to establish paternity. Until this is done, the mother can deny visitation and could move anywhere she wants with the child.

There are several ways that paternity can be established in High Point for unmarried partners. The first is for both parties to sign an affidavit of paternity. If this doesn't happen, either party can request a DNA test, which is highly reliable and non-invasive. If the test shows that there's at least a 97% probability that the man is the child's father, the courts will establish paternity. From there, the man can seek visitation or custody and will be required to pay child support.

High Point Man Ordered to Pay Child Support for a Child That Wasn't His

High Point resident Billy Mason was only 15 years old when he was brought before a judge in Guilford County and asked if he was the father of his pregnant girlfriend's child. Not knowing the implications of his answer, he said yes. He was ordered to pay child support, which he did for many years.

Eventually, though, Mason began to suspect that the child might not have been his. A DNA test revealed that he was not the child's father and a judge ordered that he could stop paying child support. Then things took a strange turn. The county attorney appealed the ruling and a higher court reinstated the child support. The justification was that, by statute, you have one year to deny paternity and too much time had passed. When asked for comment, both a judge and county attorney confirmed that the courts establish "paternity," not "biology." Once paternity has been established, it's very difficult to disestablish it. This is one of the many reasons to consult with an attorney before getting involved in any type of paternity issues.

Economy and Major Industries in High Point

The city of High Point is a fairly urban area with a population of just over 111,000. It's affectionately known as "the furniture capital of the world" and is home to over 40 retail furniture outlets. The city also has an excellent transportation system, making distribution and logistics another important sector.

Other major industries found in the city include healthcare, education, tourism, manufacturing, and banking.  The area is home to many families and professionals and most residents here own their homes. The median home value is approximately $147,500 and the median household income is just over $45,300. Overall, it's a pleasant city with a small-town feel that is an excellent place to raise a family.

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DNA Testing Experience

Health Street has been performing genetic tests nationally since 2010; our first DNA test in High Point, NC was in January of 2016. Since then, our High Point clinic locations have completed 5 DNA tests for local residents at our High Point specimen collection sites, plus thousands more in other North Carolina locations and across the USA.

Commitment to Community

At Health Street, we take pride in our dedication to the needs of the local community, particularly when people are seeking DNA tests in High Point.

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Clinic Hours of Operation

3610 Peters CourtSuite 200High Point, NC 27265
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM(M Lunch: 11:30-1 PM)Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM(T Lunch: 11:30-1 PM)Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM(W Lunch: 11:30-1 PM)Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM(Th Lunch: 11:30-1 PM)Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM(F Lunch: 11:30-1 PM)About this Location: Our High Point DNA testing location can be found along Peters Court. We are alongside the Chester Washington Golf Course.

Neighborhoods in High Point served by our clinics:

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West Fairfield
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Archdale
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Emerywood Forest
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Juanita Hills
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Sherwood Village
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Kivett
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Melbourne Heights
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West Lexington
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Burton Run
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Timberlake

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Citations

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"High Point, NC Rental Market Trends." RentCafe, https://www.rentcafe.com/average-rent-market-trends/us/nc/high-point/
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"Parental Rights of Unmarried Fathers in North Carolina." McAllister, Aldridge & Kreinbrink PLLC, https://www.mcallisterlawfirm.com/parental-rights-unmarried-fathers-north-carolina/
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"Father Must Pay Child Support for Kid That's Not His." WFMY News 2, 30 November 2005, https://www.wfmynews2.com/article/news/local/father-must-pay-child-support-for-kid-thats-not-his/83-403528988
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Litwin, Kevin. "Top Industries in High Point, NC, Livability, 20 September 2017, https://livability.com/nc/high-point/careers-opportunities/top-industries-in-high-point-nc
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"High Point." Niche, https://www.niche.com/places-to-live/high-point-guilford-nc/

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