DNA Test – Independence, MO

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Independence, Missouri at 6 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (816) 249-2185 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 your Independence DNA test appointment online. Our legal DNA test results can be used in court for matters such as: child support, birth certificates, and custody cases. Appointments can be scheduled together or separately. Legal DNA tests are done by cheek swab at our testing centers. We also offer home DNA test kits for peace of mind. DNA can be tested from hair, fingernails, and other specimens.

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17700 E 39th Street South
Independence, MO 64055
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3675 Noland Road
Independence, MO 64055
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19000 E Eastland Ctr Court
Independence, MO 64055
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12500 E 40 Highway
Independence, MO 64055
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18921 E Valley View Parkway
Independence, MO 64055
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18921 E Valley View Parkway
Independence, MO 64055
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DNA Test – Independence, Missouri

Independence MO DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Independence, Missouri 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:

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Grandparent DNA Test (if the father is not available for testing)
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Sibling DNA Test (possible brothers, sisters, or half-siblings)
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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 Independence DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Independence MO

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Independence 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 Independence, plus many more locations throughout Missouri 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

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  The first DNA test in Independence, MO performed by Health Street was in 2019.

Dedication to Excellence

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

Local DNA Testing Info for Independence

Notable historical events related to DNA testing in Jackson County, MO

In 2020 in Jackson County, MO, which includes the town of Independence, a Kansas City woman, who was adopted at birth 50 years prior, was able to meet her long-lost sister for the first time. Using DNA testing, the woman was able to find her sister, from Orlando, FL, and the two sisters were able to first meet at the Kansas City International Airport.

“I knew I was adopted, but I had no knowledge or anything of my birth family,” the Jackson County woman said, “I grew up here in Kansas City.” She was also able to meet her birth father for the first time.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Independence, MO

In Independence, MO, if a child is born to unwed parents, paternity will need to be established in order for the child to have a legal father.

To establish paternity, a mother and father can voluntarily sign an Affidavit Acknowledging Paternity, usually done at the hospital when the baby is born.

You may also obtain an order naming the child’s father. If the father is uncooperative, the mother may obtain an order through Child Support Services to establish paternity.

If either parent is unsure of who the father is, they may obtain DNA testing to prove paternity. In Independence, MO, if DNA testing shows at least 98 percent probability that the man is the father, he’s presumed to be the child’s father under Missouri state law.

DNA testing alone does not establish paternity. You must also file an Affidavit Acknowledging Paternity or obtain an order to name the man the child’s father.

Experts Say…

Paternity lawyer James Piedimonte, P.C. explains that while paternity disputes typically arise with unwed couples, it may also occur in a divorce case, if the man alleges that a third party is the father. “Under these circumstances, it may be necessary to have the parties undergo blood testing or DNA testing to determine the actual father,” says Piedimonte. “It is important to understand that in these cases the Courts are convinced that the rights and future of the child are paramount.”

Locations

Clinic Hours for DNA Testing in Independence, Missouri

17700 E 39th Street South Independence, MO 64055
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Monday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PMTuesday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PMWednesday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PMThursday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PMFriday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PMSaturday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PMSunday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM About this Location: Paternity Testing in Independence is available at this location, nearby to Van Hook Park.
3675 Noland Road Independence, MO 64055
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Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PMTuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PMWednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PMThursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PMFriday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM About this Location: If you are looking for DNA tests in Independence, Missouri, you can find us close to Truman High School.
19000 E Eastland Ctr Court Independence, MO 64055
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Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMTuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMWednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMThursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMFriday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM About this Location: Visit us at this location. We are nearby to Hartman Heritage Center.
12500 E 40 Highway Independence, MO 64055
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Monday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM(M Lunch: 12-1 PM)Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM(T Lunch: 12-1 PM)Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM(W Lunch: 12-1 PM)Thursday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM(Th Lunch: 12-1 PM)Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM(F Lunch: 12-1 PM) About this Location: Dna Testing in Independence, Missouri is available at this clinic close to Royal Meadows Golf Club.
18921 E Valley View Parkway Independence, MO 64055
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Monday: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PMTuesday: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PMWednesday: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PMThursday: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PMFriday: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PMSaturday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM About this Location: DNA tests in Independence are available at this location, close to Blue Springs Lake.
18921 E Valley View Parkway Independence, MO 64055
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

Monday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PMTuesday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PMWednesday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PMThursday: call for hoursFriday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PMSaturday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM About this Location: It is simple to locate our lab. We are just a few blocks from Lake Tapawingo. It is easy to find us.

Neighborhoods In and Around Independence That We Serve

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Santa Fe
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Sherwood Estates
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Six Mile Church Rd
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Skyview Acres
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Spring Branch
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Rock Creek South
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Rockwell Estates
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Rockwood
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Town Hall
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Truman/Flynn/Argo

Additional Services

We also offer other services, such as:

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Missouri Background Check for Employers in Independence, MO

Citations

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Jackson, Sharifa. “KC woman starts new year meeting long-lost sister and father, thanks to DNA test kit.” Fox4KC, 1 January 2020, https://fox4kc.com/news/kc-woman-starts-new-year-meeting-long-lost-sister-and-father-thanks-to-dna-test-kit/
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“Jackson County, Missouri Demographics Data.” TownCharts, https://www.towncharts.com/Missouri/Demographics/Jackson-County-MO-Demographics-data.html
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“Establish Paternity.” Missouri Department of Social Services, https://dss.mo.gov/child-support/establish-paternity.htm
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“Apply for Child Support Services.” Missouri Department of Social Services, https://dss.mo.gov/child-support/apply-for-child-support-services.htm
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“Paternity Attorney in Independence, Missouri.” James Piedimonte, P.C., https://jpiedimontelaw.com/practice-areas/divorce/paternity/
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“Discover your Independence neighborhood.” Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/independence–mo/