DNA Test - Lake Zurich, IL

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Lake Zurich, Illinois at a centrally located testing laboratory. Register now, or call us at (224) 702-4273 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 Lake Zurich 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 - Lake Zurich, Illinois

Lake Zurich IL DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Lake Zurich, Illinois 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 Lake Zurich DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Lake Zurich IL

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Lake Zurich 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 Lake Zurich, plus many more locations throughout Illinois 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 Lake Zurich as well as communities all across the nation.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

Lake Zurich, IL - DNA Testing

Experts Say...

The Law Offices of Roger W. Stelk, serving Lake Zurich, explains the meaning of paternity in Illinois. "In Illinois, paternity is considered to be the legal relationship between a father and a child," the law office explained. "The state has specific laws for paternity in regard to child custody, child support, and visitation." The law office said that fathers only obtain certain parental rights with legal paternity. Many unmarried fathers face challenges when trying to establish paternity if they don't understand Illinois laws. "Illinois law states that if parents are married when a child is conceived and born, then the husband or ex-husband is presumed to be the legal father of the child," the law firm continued, "The presumption of paternity is not given to an unwed husband, leaving him without any legal rights or responsibilities for his child."

Establishing Paternity in Lake Zurich, IL

If the father and mother are married when the child is born or conceived, the father becomes the child's legal father, and paternity is automatically established. However, if the parents are not married, they can establish paternity by signing a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity (VAP) or by a Court Order of Paternity. The easiest way to establish paternity in Lake Zurich is by singing a VAP, which parents can find at the health department, public aid office, or the county clerk, located at 18 N County Street, Room 101, in Waukegan. Parents must file VAP forms with the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Lake Zurich, IL

If either parent is unsure of the child's biological father, they should not sign the form until they take a DNA test to prove paternity. DNA tests compare the DNA of the parents and the child to determine whether a man is the child's father. DNA tests are easy and provide accurate results. DNA samples are obtained by swabbing the inside of each person's cheek.

Last updated 9/11/2023

Neighborhoods In and Around Lake Zurich That We Serve

Bayshore Village
Echo Lake
Sparrow Ridge
Valentine Manor
White Oaks

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"Illinois' paternity laws." The Law Offices of Roger W. Stelk, https://stelklaw.com/blog/illinois-paternity-laws/
"Paternity." Illinois Department of Public Health, https://dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/birth-death-other-records/birth-records/paternity.html
"Office of the County Clerk." Lake County, IL, https://www.lakecountyil.gov/161/County-ClerkElections
"Paternity Information You Should Know." Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, https://hfs.illinois.gov/childsupport/formsbrochures/hfs3282.html
"Lake Zurich Subdivisions." Judy Greenberg Group, https://www.allchicagohomes.com/lake-zurich-homes/subdivisions/