DNA Test - Kansas City, MO

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Kansas City, Missouri at 10 conveniently located testing laboratories. Register now, or call us at (816) 281-2014 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, Missouri

Kansas City MO DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Kansas City, Missouri 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 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 MO

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 Missouri 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 , MO 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. The first DNA test we performed in Kansas City, MO was in 2018.Since then, we have done 29 DNA tests at our Kansas City facilities.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

Kansas City, Missouri - DNA Testing

Local DNA Stories...

In 2021, 35-year-old Megan McGuire was on a mission to find her biological father after learning that her dad, who she thought was her biological father, wasn't. McGuire used DNA testing and received a match in Baltimore, Maryland to a man named Raymond Holston. McGuire contacted Holston immediately and he booked a flight to come meet his daughter. The father and daughter met for the first time at the Kansas City International Airport and began catching up on the previous 35 years of their lives.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Kansas City, MO

Paternity means fatherhood, and in Kansas City, MO, two parents that are not married must establish paternity. Fathers requesting paternity in Kansas City may file a Father's Petition for Declaration of Paternity, Child Custody and/or Support (CAFC301) form. In a paternity court case, the judge decides on the legal relationships between the mother, father, and child, sets the amount of child support to be paid, and orders a new birth certificate for the child with a name change if needed.

DNA testing for paternity is generally not required in Kansas City. However, either party may request DNA testing at any time before paternity is established. DNA testing requires samples from the mother, suspected father, and child.

Experts Say...

Mark A. Wortman, a Kansas City attorney at law, explains DNA testing for paternity purposes. "A paternity test showing 98% or higher probability of paternity establishes a presumption of paternity," Wortman stated. "However, a paternity test does not have to be done to formally establish paternity. The court can order paternity by acknowledgment and agreement between the parties. Absent an agreement, the court may order a paternity test. The court must order the test if any party requests it."

Last updated 7/26/2022

Neighborhoods in Kansas City Served by our Clinics

Ruskin Village And Heights
Scarritt Point
Searcy Creek Pkwy
Seven Hills
The Greens At Shoal Creek
The Talisman
The Landing Tiffany Ridge
North Indian Mound
Santa Fe

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