DNA Test - Huntsville, AL

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Huntsville, Alabama at 4 testing laboratories. Call (256) 371-6385 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 - Huntsville, Alabama

Huntsville AL DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Huntsville, Alabama 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:

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 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 Huntsville 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 Huntsville AL

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Huntsville 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 Huntsville, plus many more locations throughout Alabama and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Huntsville. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Huntsville , AL 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.

Why Health Street

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  The first DNA test in Huntsville, AL performed by Health Street was in 2017.In fact, we have successfully completed 36 DNA tests at Huntsville testing centers since then.

Dedication to Excellence

Our dedication to excellence includes our commitment to provide compassionate services and to helping people obtain the accurate DNA testing in Huntsville that they need. 

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Establishing Paternity in Huntsville, AL

In Huntsville, AL, if a child is born to married parents or within 300 days of a divorce, the husband is presumed the child's legal father, and the parents don't need to establish paternity. However, unmarried parents in Huntsville must establish paternity for the child to have a legal father. Parents can do this voluntarily if they both agree to sign an Acknowledgement of Paternity form, a legal form acknowledging the child's father, or they can establish paternity through the court.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Huntsville, AL

If either parent questions paternity, DNA testing can be used to determine the child's biological father. DNA samples are obtained from the alleged father, mother, and child. In Huntsville, once DNA testing proves paternity, the parents can file a Petition to Establish Paternity through the court. Once paternity is legally established, the father obtains rights to the child, and the child will gain financial support and available benefits from the father.

If a man denies paternity and won't submit to DNA testing, or he claims he is the father but the mother is refusing a DNA test, they will establish paternity in court, and the judge will order DNA testing.

Experts Say...

The Harris Family Law Firm in Huntsville said, "Paternity is the legal link between a father and a child. Beyond the joys of being a parent, being legally designated a child's father is very important when it comes to matters like custody, child support, and inheritance."

Kimberly C. Brown Law Firm in Huntsville said that parentage must be established before the court can issue child support or custody orders. "Parentage is determined in paternity actions," the law firm states. "In paternity cases, evidence is obtained to identify the biological father of a minor child when the parties were not married at the time of the child's birth."

Last updated 8/31/2022

Neighborhoods Served in Huntsville

1the Bridges On The River
2stone Hill Estates
3max Luther Dr Nw
4triana Blvd And Drake Ave
5villas At Jones Valley
6farmstead/Matt Phillips
7greenwyche South Of Drake
8woodridge South
9frank Clark Acres
10northeast Chase Estates

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