DNA Test – Lafayette, LA

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Lafayette, Louisiana at 15 conveniently located testing laboratories. Register now, or call us at (337) 226-0543 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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217 La Rue France
Lafayette, LA 70508
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217 La Rue France
Lafayette, LA 70508
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5000 Ambassador Caffery
Lafayette, LA 70508
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3251 Ambassador Caffery Parkway
Lafayette, LA 70506
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2501 W Pinhook Road
Lafayette, LA 70508
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106 Heritage Parkway
Broussard, LA 70518
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1700 Kaliste Saloom Road
Lafayette, LA 70508
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626 Verot School Road
Lafayette, LA 70508
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3305 W Pinhook Road
Lafayette, LA 70508
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307 Alcide Domingue Drive
Lafayette, LA 70506
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411 Saint Landry Street
Lafayette, LA 70506
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4809 Ambassador Caffery Parkway
Lafayette, LA 70508
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4600 Ambassador Caffery Parkway
Lafayette, LA 70508
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2932 Ambassador Caffery Parkway
Lafayette, LA 70506
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5530 Johnston Street
Lafayette, LA 70503

DNA Test – Lafayette, Louisiana

Lafayette LA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Lafayette, Louisiana 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:

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 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 Lafayette DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Lafayette LA

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Lafayette 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 Lafayette, plus many more locations throughout Louisiana 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. The first DNA test we performed in Lafayette, LA was in 2018.Since then, we have done 29 DNA tests at our Lafayette facilities.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

DNA Testing Info for Lafayette LA

Establishing Paternity in Lafayette, LA

Unlike a married Lafayette couple that is provided automatic paternity at the time of a child’s birth, when two unmarried parents have a child, both must legally establish paternity themselves. After a child is born, the first opportunity to legally establish paternity is presented at the hospital though an Acknowledgement of Paternity Affidavit form. This form must be completed within 300 days of birth to effectively establish paternity.

In some cases, a mother or father may not agree to the presumed paternity of a child and refuse to sign this acknowledgment. If either parent has a question over who the child’s biological father is, it’s highly recommended they file a paternity action through Lafayette Parish Family Court. From here, court-ordered DNA testing will be issued to effectively determine paternity. If results confirm that the presumed father is the child’s biological father and paternity is established, a mother can request further child support services from the father.

Dealing With Uncommon Paternity Issues in Lafayette, LA

While it is an uncommon situation, a married Lafayette woman may have a child by a man who is not her husband. Similar to common establishments of paternity, the state of Louisiana also offers Acknowledgement of Paternity Affidavits for children that are born under these circumstances. Titled Acknowledgment of Paternity Affidavit: Child Born of Marriage, the form requires the signature of the mother, husband/ex-husband, and biological father to properly establish legal paternity over the child.

Bear in mind, in order for Lafayette Family Court to accept this form, the affidavit must be accompanied by proof of DNA-based paternity testing with at least a 99.9% connection to the biological father.

Paternity Programs in Lafayette, LA

In the state of Louisiana, the Office of Vital Records and Registry maintains the Putative Father Registry program. Under this program, any man who wants to declare that he is the father of a child can register to become alerted of any legal actions over his child. This program helps fathers who may not be in a child’s life learn of any adoption proceedings regarding the child, and allows him to participate if allowed.


Clinic Hours for DNA Testing in Lafayette, Louisiana

217 La Rue France Lafayette, LA 70508
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

Monday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM(M Lunch: 11:30-1:30 PM)Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM(T Lunch: 11:30-1:30 PM)Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM(W Lunch: 11:30-1:30 PM)Thursday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM(Th Lunch: 11:30-1:30 PM)Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM(F Lunch: 11:30-1:30 PM) About this Location: You can find us nearby to Beaullieu Park Dog Park.

Some Lafayette Neighborhoods That We Serve

Acadiana Place
Bayberry Point
Camile Acres
Delmar Estates
Ivanhoe Estates
Landon Cove
Victoria Village

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Local Reviews

Star Rating
By Raven Hammond on 1/27/2021
Customer service was great. Shervon was a big help & very nice! Great customer service. I was sent to a location that was not doing the testing I needed so I had to drive to another location. I ordered a dna test.


“Acknowledgment of Paternity Affidavit.” Louisiana Department of Health, https://ldh.la.gov/assets/oph/Center-RS/vitalrec/AOP_2Party_Public.pdf
“Acknowledgment of Paternity Affidavit: Child Born of Marriage.” Louisiana Department of Health, https://ldh.la.gov/assets/oph/Center-RS/vitalrec/leers/Birth/B7AcknowledgementofPaternity3PartyPUBLIC2018.pdf
“Putative Father Registry Information.” Louisiana Department of Health, https://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/646
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