DNA Test – Indianapolis, IN

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Indianapolis, Indiana at 31 testing laboratories. Call (317) 342-1691 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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2020 86th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46260
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6620 Parkdale Pl
Indianapolis, IN 46254
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7855 S Emerson
Indianapolis, IN 46237
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7914 N Shadeland
Indianapolis, IN 46250
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8937 Southpointe Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46227
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7910 E Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46219
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603 E Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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4903 S Emerson Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46203
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500 N Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46205
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5604 W 74th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46278
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5940 Decatur Blvd
Indianapolis, IN 46241
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8257 Center Run Road
Indianapolis, IN 46250
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3850 Shore Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46254
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5144 E Stop 11 Road
Indianapolis, IN 46237
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1311 N Arlington Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46219
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324 E New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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7911 N Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN 46268
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1036 Broad Ripple Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46220
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9165 Otis Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46216
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1311 N Shadeland Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46219
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7301 Georgetown Road
Indianapolis, IN 46268
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1101 Southeastern Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46202
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5603 W Raymond Street
Indianapolis, IN 46241
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5629 Lee Road
Indianapolis, IN 46216
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6320 N College
Indianapolis, IN 46220
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8330 Naab Road
Indianapolis, IN 46260
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911 East Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
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5210 E Thompson Road
Indianapolis, IN 46237
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8167 E 21st Street
Indianapolis, IN 46219
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5023 E 56th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46226
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7112 Waldemer Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46268

DNA Test – Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis IN DNA Testing Locations

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

How to schedule a DNA Test in Indianapolis IN

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis, plus many more locations throughout Indiana 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

A Decade Plus of Experience

Health Street has provided DNA tests since 2010. The first DNA test we performed in Indianapolis, IN was in 2019.

Dedicated to Excellence

We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in Indianapolis. 

Poverty and Single Parent Homes in Indianapolis, Indiana

Indiana has the highest poverty rate of alll Midwestern states.
Over 30 percent of Indiana residents make less than the national poverty level.
54 percent of Indianapolis kids in families below the poverty line are in a single parent household.
Just 18 percent of kids living that are not poor are in a single parent home.

Indianapolis is No Mean City

According to the City of Indianapolis‘ website, the long-ago city resident and U.S. President Benjamin Harrison referred to the city as “No Mean City.” The phrase was inscribed on the cornerstone of Indy’s old City Hall in 1909. Residents say the phrase means that Indianapolis is friendly, welcoming, and better than average.

A Dark Secret Creates New Family Bonds With DNA Testing

The city of Indianapolis made headlines in the DNA testing world when, in 2017, local resident Heather Woock found herself in the middle of a strange-but-true saga involving an Indianapolis-based fertility doctor. After receiving countless messages from strangers claiming to be half-siblings, it was discovered that the doctor, Donald Cline, used his own sperm to impregnate his patients, resulting in him fathering at least 50 different children! This was discovered after these individuals took at-home DNA tests and found that there were others who had the same DNA profiles.

Although there was understandably a great deal of shock as each of these individuals learned the truth about their parentage, many of these half-siblings have made connections with one another and are embracing their new families.

DNA Testing Results in Finding a Long Lost Family

Sixty-five-year-old Nicholas Powell, who was adopted in Indiana on the day he was born, had always wondered about his birth family. He decided not to pursue his curiosity out of respect for his adoptive parents. However, after they passed, he began tracing his family history using DNA tests and his recently released birth records. At first, he didn’t have much luck, but a big break came when he located a first cousin living in Indianapolis. He was then able to find several more family members, including a sister named Jennifer Wetzel.

The two have been communicating regularly and have now met in person. They’re thrilled to have the opportunity to explore their new bond and say it was well worth the wait. Powell is now sharing his story in hopes that more states will begin opening up adoption records which, in combination with DNA testing, will allow for more stories with these types of happy endings.


Clinic Hours for DNA Testing in Indianapolis, Indiana

7855 S Emerson Suite R Indianapolis, IN 46237
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

Monday: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM(M Lunch: 11:30-1 PM)Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM(T Lunch: 11:30-1 PM)Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM(W Lunch: 11:30-1 PM)Thursday: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM(Th Lunch: 11:30-1 PM)Friday: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM(F Lunch: 11:30-1 PM) About this Location: Visit us at this location. We are a short walk from Mary Bryan Elementary School.
7914 N Shadeland Suite 150 Indianapolis, IN 46250
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

Monday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM(M Lunch: 11:30-1 PM)Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM(T Lunch: 11:30-1 PM)Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM(W Lunch: 11:30-1 PM)Thursday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM(Th Lunch: 11:30-1 PM)Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM(F Lunch: 11:30-1 PM) About this Location: You can locate our clinic across from Heritage Christian School.
8937 Southpointe Drive Suite B2 Indianapolis, IN 46227
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

Monday: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM(M Lunch: 11:30-1 PM)Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM(T Lunch: 11:30-1 PM)Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM(W Lunch: 11:30-1 PM)Thursday: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM(Th Lunch: 11:30-1 PM)Friday: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM(F Lunch: 11:30-1 PM)Saturday: 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM About this Location: It is simple to locate our lab. We are across from Winchester Village Elementary.

Neighborhoods in Indianapolis Served by our Clinics

Broad Ripple
Fall Creek
Fountain Square
Golden Hill
Old Northside Historic District
United Northwest

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“Moving to Indianapolis.” Indy.gov, https://www.indy.gov/topic/moving-to-indianapolis.
“No Mean City.” City of Indianapolis. http://nomeancity.com/indy.
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“What are the good and bad neighborhoods of Indianapolis, IN?” Quora, https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-good-and-bad-neighborhoods-of-Indianapolis-in.
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“‘It’s a miracle:’ DNA tests and new state law unlock family secret.” CBS 12 News, 30 October 2019, https://cbs12.com/news/local/its-a-miracle-dna-tests-and-new-state-law-unlock-family-secret-10-30-2019