DNA Test – Honolulu, HI
Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Honolulu, Hawaii at a centrally located testing laboratory. Call (808) 762-1249 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 – Honolulu, Hawaii
Types of DNA Tests at our Honolulu, Hawaii 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:
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 Honolulu DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.
How to schedule a DNA Test in Honolulu HI
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Honolulu 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 Honolulu, plus many more locations throughout Hawaii 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 Honolulu, HI was in 2016.
Commitment to CommunityHealth Street is committed to serving the people of Honolulu, and providing the best possible experience with DNA testing in Hawaii.
Honolulu, Hawaii – DNA Testing
Establishing Paternity in Honolulu, HI
When two Honolulu parents are married at the time of their child’s birth, there are no steps to establish paternity, as state laws presume the husband to be the biological father. However, in the event the two parents are unmarried, specific steps will need to be taken following the child’s birth to establish paternity and legally declare the child’s biological father.
In the state of Hawaii, two parents can establish paternity by filing a Voluntary Establishment of Paternity document. This voluntary form will be presented to both parents at the hospital following the birth of a child. Upon completion and proper filing with the Hawaii Department of Health Vital Records, paternity will be established to provide the biological father with paternal rights over his child.
Navigating Troublesome Paternity Situations in Honolulu, HI
A Voluntary Establishment of Paternity document should only be used to establish paternity if there is zero uncertainty in a child’s paternity or if DNA paternity testing has been completed to confirm the child’s father. However, there are certain instances where a parent will refuse to establish legal paternity, which can create difficulties for the opposite parental party.
When dealing with this sort of situation, a parent will need to establish paternity through a court order. Filing a paternity petition in Honolulu Family Court allows a judge to issue a summons to the opposing parental party and request they take the necessary steps to establish paternity. These steps often include the use of DNA paternity testing to accurately determine the child’s biological father. The court can legally establish paternity if DNA testing identifies the child’s father.
Experts in Honolulu, HI Say…
Following the successful establishment of paternity, an unmarried parent may need to request child support services from the other parent. According to Honolulu family law attorney Tom Farrell, the fastest way to receive child support services is through filing a motion in Family Court. During the family court process, a judge will assess current income levels and other accompanying factors, such as pre-existing child obligations, to create a suitable monthly child support amount that helps maintain the wellbeing of the child.
Last updated 8/5/2022