DNA Test - High Point, NC

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in High Point, North Carolina at 3 conveniently located testing laboratories. 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 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 - High Point, North Carolina

High Point NC DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our High Point, North Carolina 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:

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 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 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. The first DNA test we performed in High Point, NC was in 2017.

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.

High Point, North Carolina - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in High Point, NC

In North Carolina, parents have two options for establishing paternity if they are unwed. If they know the biological father's identity and there are no disagreements, they can sign the Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity (VAP). They can do so at the hospital after the child's birth, and the hospital staff can usually help them. However, the father must be present and provide all the necessary information and documents. Once both parents sign the VAP, they must file it with Vital Records, and their names will be added to the child's birth certificate.

Sometimes, the mother is unsure about who the birth father is, or the alleged father disagrees with her about paternity. In that case, they may have to go to court. Generally, the judge will ask the alleged father and the child to undergo a DNA test, usually done as a cheek swab, to prove if they are related. The DNA specimens are delivered to the laboratory, and once the DNA results come back, the judge can decide whether to establish paternity.

High Point, North Carolina: Benefits of establishing paternity

If the parents are unwed, they should consider establishing paternity as it can benefit the parents and the child. By establishing paternity, the father can gain the same rights and responsibilities as the mother and participate in making important decisions about the child. He can also ask the court for custody or visitation hours if necessary.

The child can benefit from having both parents on their birth certificate in multiple ways, such as:

Financial support from both parents
If applicable: Social security, health insurance, inheritance, veterans benefits
Access to medical records of both sides of the family

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.

Last updated 11/7/2022

Neighborhoods In and Around High Point That We Serve

Deep River
Skeet Club Road
North Main Street
James Landing
Flint Hill

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"Father Must Pay Child Support for Kid That's Not His." WFMY News 2, https://www.wfmynews2.com/article/news/local/father-must-pay-child-support-for-kid-thats-not-his/83-403528988