DNA Test - Kokomo, IN

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Kokomo, Indiana at a centrally located testing laboratory. Register now, or call us at (765) 204-0857 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 your Kokomo 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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DNA Test - Kokomo, Indiana

Kokomo IN DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Kokomo, Indiana 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 Kokomo 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 Kokomo IN

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Kokomo 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 Kokomo, plus many more locations throughout Indiana and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Kokomo. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Kokomo , IN 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 Kokomo as well as communities all across the nation.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

Kokomo, IN - DNA Testing

Experts Say...

"Paternity refers to the legally established relationship between a child and the child's father," says Bolinger Law Firm in Kokomo. "If paternity is not legally established, the father has no rights to the child, nor will a mother receive child support."

Indiana law firm Keffer & Hirschauer says that establishing paternity is the first step in determining each parent's rights and responsibilities to the child. "A child deserves the right to bond with both parents and establishing paternity in Indiana is vital to making this happen."

Establishing Paternity in Kokomo, IN

Establishing paternity determines a child's legal father. In Kokomo, IN, if a child is born to unmarried parents, the biological father does not become the legal father until they establish paternity. Kokomo parents can establish paternity by completing a Paternity Affidavit or by going to court. A court case can be filed by the mother, the alleged father, the child, or by the Division of Family and Children. Paternity cases should be filed within the first two years of the child's birth. Kokomo parents can file a paternity case at the Howard County Prosecuter's Office, located at 220 N Main St in Kokomo. Once paternity is legally established, the court can issue visitation, custody, and child support orders and add the father's name to the birth certificate. Establishing paternity provides the child with emotional and financial support from both parents, access to medical records from both families, allows the child to develop relationships with both parents, and gives the child access to benefits, like social security, medical and life insurance, and veterans' benefits.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Kokomo, IN

If establishing paternity in Kokomo courts, the judge is not required to order a DNA test unless requested by the mother or the alleged father. DNA testing can determine the child's biological father if either parent questions paternity.

Last updated 4/19/2023

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Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:

Citations

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"Family Law." Bolinger Law Firm, https://bolingerlegal.com/family-law/
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"Establishing Paternity in Indiana." Keffer Hirschauer, LLP, 16 August 2022, https://www.indyjustice.com/blog/family-law/establishing-paternity-indiana/
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"Establishing Paternity." Indiana Legal Services, https://www.indianalegalservices.org/sites/indianalegalservices.org/files/Establishing%20Paternity%20%20-%20PDF%20Brochure_0.pdf
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"Paternity Affidavit Request Form." State of Indiana, https://appengine.egov.com/apps/in/clinton-county/paternity-affidavit-request-form
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Howard County Prosecutor's Office, Howard County Indiana, http://www.howardcountyin.gov/justice-system/prosecutors-office
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"Paternity." Indiana Department of Child Services, https://www.in.gov/dcs/child-support/about-us/paternity/
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"How Paternity is Established in Indiana." Haines Law, LLC, 1 September 2016, https://www.hainsfamilylaw.com/blog/2016/september/how-paternity-is-established-in-indiana/
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"Kokomo, IN." Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/Kokomo--IN/