DNA Test - Hopkinsville, KY

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Hopkinsville, Kentucky at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (270) 844-4257 or schedule online. 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.

Shedule an appointment for a DNA test quickly and easily. The parties can come together or you can set up separate appointments. Grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing are also available. Legal DNA tests are done at our testing centers. Peace of mind DNA tests can be done at home by cheek swab, hair, or fingernails.

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DNA Test - Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Hopkinsville KY DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Hopkinsville, Kentucky 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 Hopkinsville DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Hopkinsville KY

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Hopkinsville 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 Hopkinsville, plus many more locations throughout Kentucky 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

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Hopkinsville, the state of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and throughout the nation.  Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from Hopkinsville to neighborhoods everywhere.

Commitment to Excellence

Our mission is to understand the DNA testing needs of our clients. We strive to provide the most accurate, fast, and conclusive paternity tests in Hopkinsville. 

Hopkinsville, KY - DNA Testing

Experts Say...

Family Law Rights is a group of family law attorneys that serve the state of Kentucky, including Hopkinsville. The law group explained why it's important for a child to have a father. "While mothers have often been regarded as the most important figure in children's lives, acting as their primary caregiver, nurturer, and support system, research has also shown fathers play very important roles as well," the law group explained. "Fathers are just as capable of being caregivers, nurturers, and supporters of children and have also been seen to be effective disciplinarians as well." The group also stated that studies show that children with involved, loving fathers excel in school and show better language development patterns and social skills. They added, "One of the most important steps in ensuring a father's rights are upheld is by first determining the child's paternity."

Establishing Paternity in Hopkinsville, KY

Paternity is the process of a father becoming a child's legal father. Married parents do not need to establish paternity since the husband is automatically the legal father. However, unmarried parents must establish paternity in one of two ways. The easiest way to establish paternity in Hopkinsville is by signing a Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity, a legal form stating the child's father. Parents can sign the form at the hospital when the baby is born or later at the Child Support Office or Christian County Health Department, located at 1700 Canton Street in Hopkinsville. If the parents cannot agree to establish paternity voluntarily, they can go to court.

Proving Paternity for Custody Purposes in Hopkinsville, KY

DNA testing is not required in Hopkinsville for voluntarily establishing paternity with an acknowledgment form unless the parents disagree on who is the child's biological father. However, once the voluntary form is signed, parents wave their rights to a DNA test. If the parents establish paternity in court and disagree on paternity, a judge will likely order a DNA test to be used as evidence to determine the child's father. DNA testing is quick and easy and generally requires DNA samples from swabbing the inside of the child's and father's cheeks. DNA specimens are sent to a certified lab for analysis and can determine the probability of fatherhood or exclude a man as the child's father.

Last updated 1/6/2024

Neighborhoods in Hopkinsville Served by our Clinics

Gary Lane
Great Oaks
Lafayette Park
Lc Ave
Morgan Lane
Sheffields Down
Sinking Fork Vicinity
W 9th St

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