DNA Test - Jackson, TN

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Jackson, Tennessee at a centrally located testing laboratory. Call (731) 201-6973 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 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 - Jackson, Tennessee

Jackson TN DNA Testing Locations

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

How to schedule a DNA Test in Jackson TN

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Jackson 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 Jackson, plus many more locations throughout Tennessee 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 Jackson, TN was in 2018.Since then, we have done 31 DNA tests at our Jackson facilities.

Commitment to Serving Jackson Community

Health Street is committed to superior service for the community of Jackson, Tennessee. We take our role seriously, and hope to offer the best DNA testing services in Jackson.

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Establishing paternity in Jackson, TN

In Jackson, Tennessee, when both the mother and father agree on paternity, they have the option to sign the Acknowledgment of Paternity. This form must be signed before a notary and filed with the Office of Vital Records. By completing this process, the father becomes the child's legal father, and his name will be included on the child's birth certificate.

However, if parents are uncertain about or disagree on paternity, it is important not to sign this form. In such cases, it is advisable to seek legal intervention through the court system. A judge can order a DNA test, which is a reliable and painless method for establishing paternity. Typically, DNA samples are collected using cheek swabs and analyzed in specialized laboratories. Once the results are returned to the judge, paternity can be determined. Additionally, the judge can address matters such as child custody, visitation hours, and child support.

Health Street offers DNA testing services that can assist parents in establishing paternity with ease. Our tests are highly accurate, with a 99.9% reliability rate, and involve a simple cheek swab, ensuring a quick and non-invasive process.

Jackson, Tennessee: Benefits of establishing paternity

Establishing paternity provides significant benefits for both parents and children. For mothers, it means they do not have to bear the responsibilities alone and can share rights and responsibilities with the father. This includes sharing the costs of raising the child and making important decisions regarding their health, education, and overall upbringing. Furthermore, once paternity is established, the father gains legal rights towards the child, demonstrating his commitment and care. This can help foster a strong relationship between the father and child, enabling active participation in their life.

Some of the benefits a child can gain once paternity is established are:

Having a relationship with both parents, which contributes to emotional well-being and a sense of identity.
Access to valuable family history, especially regarding medical backgrounds, which can aid in addressing potential health concerns.
Eligibility for life insurance, ensuring financial protection for the child's future.
Access to Social Security benefits, providing additional financial support.
Inheritance rights, allowing the child to receive assets and property from their father.
Potential eligibility for veterans' and disability benefits, if applicable.

Last updated 5/2/2023

Neighborhoods Served in Jackson

Arbor Oaks
Arbor Springs
Bedford Farms
Cedarbrook Farms
Chapel Creek
Cherry Hill
Autumn Valley
Camila Trace

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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