DNA Test - Hurricane, WV

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Hurricane, West Virginia at 2 conveniently located testing laboratories. Register now, or call us at (304) 513-2007 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 - Hurricane, West Virginia

Hurricane WV DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Hurricane, West Virginia 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 Hurricane 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 Hurricane WV

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Hurricane 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 Hurricane, plus many more locations throughout West Virginia and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Hurricane. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Hurricane , WV 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 Hurricane, WV performed by Health Street was in 2021.

Dedication to Excellence

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

Hurricane WV - DNA Testing

Establishing Paternity in Hurricane, WV

Married Hurricane parents who have a child while married don't need to establish paternity since the husband automatically becomes the child's legal father. In Hurricane, WV, parents who have a child outside of marriage or conceive before 10 months of divorce must establish paternity, which means giving the child a legal father. Parents can establish paternity by completing a Declaration of Paternity form. However, parents should only sign the form if they're both certain of the child's biological father. If a father refuses to sign the voluntary form, they can establish paternity in court. Hurricane mothers can request paternity establishment at the Putnam County Bureau for Child Support Enforcement. If a man doesn't show up to the hearing, he becomes the legal father by default.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Hurricane, WV

In Hurricane, WV, if a mother or alleged father questions paternity, they should not sign a Declaration of Paternity form and use DNA testing to prove paternity. Either parent can request DNA testing. For a man to become the child's father, the DNA test must show at least a 98% probability that he's the child's biological father.

The Benefits of Establishing Paternity in Hurricane, WV

Once a man becomes the child's legal father in Hurricane, WV, he obtains the same parental rights and responsibilities as a man married to the mother. Once paternity is established, the father's name will be added to the birth certificate. Paternity establishment allows the father and child to develop an emotional bond and provides many other benefits. With two legal parents, the child gains financial support from both parents and access to benefits, like inheritance, social security, medical and life insurance, pension, and veterans' benefits. Hurricane parents can find paternity information at the Putnam County Bureau for Child Support Enforcement, located at 12531 Winfield Road Winfield, WV.

Last updated 4/19/2023

Neighborhoods Served in Hurricane

60 And 34 Crossroads
Across From Valley Park
Cherry St
Gables Of Teays
Hayes Lane
Jefferson Park - Oak Dr
Knollview Estates
Lynn St
Mill Creek Crossing

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


"Paternity FAQs." West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources, Bureau for Child Support Enforcement, https://dhhr.wv.gov/bcse/Pages/Paternity-FAQs.aspx
"16-5-10. Birth registration acknowledgment and rescission of paternity." West Virginia Legislature, http://www.wvlegislature.gov/wvcode/chapterentire.cfm?chap=16&art=5§ion=10
"County Details - Putnam." West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources, Bureau for Child Support Enforcement, https://dhhr.wv.gov/bcse/Pages/county-details.aspx?County=putnam
"Establishing Paternity." Legal Aid of West Virginia, https://legalaidwv.org/legal-information/establishing-paternity/#:~:text=This%20legal%20document%2C%20called%20a,at%20304%2D558%2D2931.
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