DNA Test - Kansas City, KS

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Kansas City, Kansas at 3 conveniently located testing laboratories. Register now, or call us at (913) 270-4517 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.

Schedule 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 - Kansas City, Kansas

Kansas City KS DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Kansas City, Kansas 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:

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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 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 Kansas City 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 Kansas City KS

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

A Decade Plus of Experience

Health Street has provided DNA tests since 2010. We have provided DNA tests and paternity tests to thousands of people in Kansas City as well as communities all across the nation.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

Kansas City, Kansas - DNA Testing

Establishing Paternity in Kansas City, KS

When two unmarried Kansas City parents have a child, only the mother will possess parental rights over the child until paternity is properly established in the state of Kansas. Establishing paternity is a method to legally identify and bind a biological father to a child. This process provides the man with paternal rights as well as the right to place his name on the child's birth certificate.

In the state of Kansas, the simplest way to establish paternity is by completing an Acknowledgment of Paternity at the hospital following the child's birth. Bear in mind, this is a legally binding process and should only be completed if there is full confidence in a child's paternity. If there is any uncertainty, seek DNA paternity testing services before legally declaring the child's father.

Assistance Establishing Paternity in Kansas City, KS

In certain unfortunate circumstances, one parent may refuse to complete DNA testing for a legal paternity establishment, which can prevent the other parent from seeking child support services. If a Kansas City parent faces paternity establishment refusal from another parent, they must file a petition to establish paternity through a Wyandotte County Family Court.

Filing a paternity petition in Kansas City allows the courts to issue a summons to the opposing parent to complete the necessary steps to establish paternity. These steps often include DNA paternity testing to accurately identify the child's biological father. If the father is properly identified, paternity can be legally established and parents can move forward with child support agreements.

Experts in Kansas City, KS Say…

Once paternity has been established in the state of Kansas, Kansas City parents can then establish a child support agreement in court. According to Kansas City family law attorney Joseph DeWoskin, the courts calculate child support based on various factors, including a child's needs and resources, a parent's needs and resources, and custody arrangements. With these factors, the state can develop a monthly support amount that is in the best interest of the child and the primary parental guardian.

Last updated 9/21/2022

Neighborhoods Served in Kansas City

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Royal Ridge
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Russian Hill
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Strugglers Hill
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Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:

Citations

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"Paternity Consent Form for Birth Registration" Kansas Department of Health and Environment, https://eforms.com/images/2018/02/Kansas-Paternity-Consent-Form-for-Birth-Registration.pdf
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"Wyandotte County District Court" 29th Judicial District, https://www.wycodistrictcourt.org/
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"Kansas and Missouri Child Support Lawyer" Joseph A. DeWoskin PC, https://www.dewoskinlawfirm.com/practice-areas/divorce-family-law/child-support/
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"Discover your Kansas City neighborhood." Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/kansas-city--ks/