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.
Types of DNA Tests at our Honolulu HI 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 so you can choose the one that's most convenient. You'll pick the times and days that you prefer.
Best Friends Learn They Are Brothers with DNA Testing in Honolulu
In Honolulu, two good friends got the news of a lifetime when they learned they were related after knowing each other for more than 60 years. Both 76-year-old Walter Macfarlane and 74-year-old Alan Robinson are longtime Honolulu residents.
While Robinson knew he was adopted and had taken a DNA test in the hopes of connecting with any of his biological family, Macfarlane was more generally interested in his background and potentially tracking down some information about his unknown father.
A maternity test is very rare, because it is highly unusual for there to be any doubt about who is the mother of a child. However, because Macfarlane's mother gave birth to him at a very young age, she raised him as her brother instead of her son. Macfarlane's grandmother acted as the mother.
A quick DNA test connected the last dots, showing Robinson and Macfarlane had the same mother. Upon learning that they had unknowingly become good friends with their own family so long ago, Robinson and Macfarlane celebrated and began introducing one another to their newly extended family.
DNA Testing Experience
Health Street has been performing genetic tests nationally since 2010; our first DNA test in Honolulu, HI was in November of 2016.