DNA Test – Kingwood, TX
Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Kingwood, Texas at 4 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (832) 558-3678 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 your Kingwood DNA test appointment online. Our legal DNA test results can be used in court for matters such as: child support, birth certificates, and custody cases. Appointments can be scheduled together or separately. Legal DNA tests are done by cheek swab at our testing centers. We also offer home DNA test kits for peace of mind. DNA can be tested from hair, fingernails, and other specimens.
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Kingwood, TX 77339
Kingwood, TX 77339
Kingwood, TX 77339
Kingwood, TX 77339
DNA Test – Kingwood, Texas
Types of DNA Tests at our Kingwood, Texas 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:
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 Kingwood DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.
How to schedule a DNA Test in Kingwood TX
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Kingwood 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 Kingwood, plus many more locations throughout Texas 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. We have provided DNA tests and paternity tests to thousands of people in Kingwood as well as communities all across the nation.
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We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in Kingwood.
Kingwood, TX – DNA Testing
Establishing Paternity in Kingwood, TX
When a child is born to unmarried Kingwood, TX parents, it’s important to understand that only the mother will possess legal parental rights at birth. Texas law cannot presume anyone to be the legal father who isn’t the mother’s husband. To protect a Kingwood father’s rights and have his name placed on the child’s birth certificate, both parents must legally establish paternity.
To legally establish paternity in the state of Texas, unmarried parents can complete an Acknowledgement of Paternity (AOP). This is a legally binding document that declares the child’s father. A form can be completed at the hospital where the child is born or through a Harris County AOP-certified entity.
Kingwood parents must keep in mind that an AOP is a legally-binding document. If there is any sort of doubt in the child’s correct paternity, both parents should undergo DNA paternity testing to accurately identify the child’s father.
Dealing with Mistaken Paternity in Kingwood, TX
A Kingwood, TX man may learn that he’s not the biological father of a child he previously presumed to be, after having established paternity and receiving child support obligations. In cases of mistaken paternity, in order to remove child support obligations and disestablish paternity in the state of Texas, he must file a petition in Harris County Court.
By filing a petition, DNA testing will be used to accurately prove the man’s claim. If correct, this will terminate the legal child-parent relationship as well as any child support obligations. Keep in mind, if a Kingwood man owes any child support up until the disestablishment of paternity, he will still be required to pay any overdue amount.
Navigating the Child Support Process in Kingwood, TX
In certain situations, a Kingwood parent may need to request monthly child support from another parent. To request child support in the state of Texas and process the application, paternity must be legally established. Once established, a Kingwood parent can use online resources to apply for child support services.
The child support process will require an assessment of the parent’s current living situation and income to calculate a monthly support amount. Once this process is approved, the court will legally mandate that the parent pays out this amount monthly.
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