DNA Test - Jonesboro, AR

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Jonesboro, Arkansas at 3 conveniently located testing laboratories. Register now, or call us at (870) 376-4766 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 - Jonesboro, Arkansas

Jonesboro AR DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Jonesboro, Arkansas 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 Jonesboro 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 Jonesboro AR

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

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Jonesboro, the state of Jonesboro, Arkansas, and throughout the nation.  Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from Jonesboro to neighborhoods everywhere.

Commitment to Excellence

Our mission is to understand the DNA testing needs of our clients. We strive to provide the most accurate, fast, and conclusive paternity tests in Jonesboro. 

Jonesboro, Arkansas - DNA Testing

Arkansas Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity

One of the easiest ways to establish paternity in Arkansas is through a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP). This legal document is used when unmarried parents agree about the identity of the child's biological father. The voluntary AOP form is free to file and can be done at the hospital when the child is born or anytime before the child's 18th birthday.

According to the Jonesboro-based OMG Law Firm, individuals can rescind an AOP within 60 days from the date it was notarized. This is typically done when a paternity dispute arises after the form has been filed. After 60 days, an AOP may be rescinded through the judicial system. However, the process is more complex and rescission is not guaranteed.

Judicial Establishment of Paternity in Jonesboro

When a child's mother and alleged father do not agree about the child's paternity, an AOP is not an option. According to experts at Rees Law Firm, a family law practice located in Jonesboro, in this case, either the child's mother or the alleged father can petition the courts to establish legal paternity.

Typically, the courts will order a DNA test. If the test shows that the man is the child's biological father, the courts will issue an order of paternity, legally establishing the father's paternal relationship to the child.

How Paternity Impacts Child Custody

WH Law, a family law practice that serves Jonesboro and the surrounding area, confirms that simply putting a man's name on a child's birth certificate does not give him any legal parental rights. If the parents are not married and have not signed an acknowledgment of paternity, the child's mother is automatically given custody of the child. The man cannot request custody rights until he has taken steps to establish legal paternity. Once he is deemed the child's legal father, the courts can rule on important matters such as custody, visitation, and child support.

Last updated 3/24/2023

Neighborhoods Served in Jonesboro

Amesley Manor
Cottonwood Estates
Driftwood East
Grimmer Estates
Ivy Green
Lazy Acres
Madison Estates
Oak Hollow
Pine Hill
Southwest Square
Stratford Heights
Tahoe Village
Westside Valley

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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