DNA Test – Hot Springs National Park, AR
Health Street provides DNA testing in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (501) 254-7725 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.
Schedule 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 – Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas
Types of DNA Tests at our Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas locations:
The most commonly ordered DNA test is a Paternity Test to conclusively establish whether or not a man is the biological father of a child.
Paternity Testing can be performed at our testing centers. DNA Testing can be done for other close family relationships, such as:
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 people being tested. 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 registering online and shipping the specimens to us.
Legally Admissible DNA Tests vs. “Peace of Mind” At-Home Tests
A Legal Paternity Test is a court admissible DNA testing service. 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. In order for the results of a DNA test to hold up in court, for child support, or to change the name on a birth certificate, the test must be done at a clinic using strict chain of custody procedures. Our Hot Springs National Park DNA testing technicians are trained to follow guidelines that ensure that the results can be used for legal purposes.
How to schedule a DNA Test in Hot Springs National Park AR
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Hot Springs National Park 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. Register online, or please call our customer service team, which can help you book your appointment over the phone.
We have state of the art testing labs and friendly clinics that perform the DNA sample collection in Hot Springs National Park, plus many more locations throughout Arkansas and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Hot Springs National Park. We’ll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Hot Springs National Park , AR so you can choose the testing center that is most convenient. When you register, you can also pick the appointment time and date that you prefer.
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A Decade Plus of Experience
Health Street has provided DNA tests since 2010. We have provided DNA tests and paternity tests to thousands of people in Hot Springs National Park as well as communities all across the nation.
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We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in Hot Springs National Park.
Hot Springs National Park, AR – DNA Testing
Establishing Paternity in Hot Springs National Park, AR
When an unmarried Hot Springs couple has a child, the state cannot automatically establish paternity as they do for married couples. This is because the state of Arkansas can’t legally identify anyone outside of a husband to be the child’s biological father. For an unmarried Hot Springs father to gain parental rights over his child, he and the child’s mother will need to establish legal paternity.
In the state of Arkansas, parents can establish paternity using either a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity or through court order. A Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity is a method of establishing paternity that will first be presented at the hospital or birthing facility where the child is delivered. This form should only be completed by parents who have zero doubt in the child’s paternity or have undergone DNA testing to accurately determine paternity.
If a parent encounters refusal or denial from the other parent when requesting to establish paternity, then they will need to file a paternity petition through Garland County Family Court. This petition legally initiates the paternity establishment process and allows the legal system to request DNA testing from any involved parties to accurately determine and establish paternity.
Disestablishing Paternity in Hot Springs National Park, AR
In some unfortunate paternity cases, two parents may be quick to act upon a paternity presumption and establish paternity, then later learn the previously presumed father is not the biological father. In these situations, the parents will want to disestablish paternity to have any child support obligations and paternal rights rightfully removed.
In the state of Arkansas, a parent has up to 60 days following the filing of a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity form to submit a legal petition to disestablish paternity. After the 60-day mark, a paternity establishment becomes legally concrete and will require a more in-depth legal approach to have it revoked. The disestablishment process will typically require the assistance of a family attorney along with proof of paternity fraud, duress, or material mistake.
Experts in Hot Springs National Park, AR Say…
In instances when a child’s parents do not remain together after the child’s birth, the need for a child custody agreement may be necessary. According to Hot Springs National Park family law attorney Tylar Tapp, child custody can only be determined after the parents have legally established paternity.
Following this process, the courts will then assess factors involving both parents, including current income and living situations. Using this information, the court will construct and legally establish a custody plan that works towards the wellbeing of the child. If circumstances change later in the child’s life, both parents can return to court to have the order legally modified.
Clinic Hours for DNA Testing in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas
Neighborhoods In and Around Hot Springs National Park That We Serve
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