DNA Test - Lansing, MI

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Lansing, Michigan at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (517) 201-1537 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 - Lansing, Michigan

Lansing MI DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Lansing, Michigan 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 Lansing 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 Lansing MI

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Lansing 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 Lansing, plus many more locations throughout Michigan and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Lansing. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Lansing , MI 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

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  The first DNA test in Lansing, MI performed by Health Street was in 2019.

Dedication to Excellence

Our dedication to excellence includes our commitment to provide compassionate services and to helping people obtain the accurate DNA testing in Lansing that they need. 

Lansing, Michigan - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Lansing, Michigan

If parents in Lansing, Michigan, are married, they do not need to worry about establishing paternity. On the other hand, unwed parents must establish it. They have two options in Michigan. Parents can voluntarily sign an Affidavit of Parentage, which means both parents agree about who the biological father is.

Alternatively, they can go to the local family court, where the judge will order DNA testing for the alleged father and the baby to prove whether he is or is not the birth father. The judge can then establish paternity based on the DNA test results. The father's name cannot be on the child's birth certificate without establishing paternity.

In Michigan, parents can establish paternity right after a baby is born at the hospital, the local Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the Registrar's Office, or online by completing the Affidavit of Parentage form.

Lansing, MI: Benefits of establishing paternity

Some parents do not think it is necessary to establish paternity when unmarried because they, for example, have a healthy relationship and have agreed upon terms to take care of the child. Still, circumstances can change, and parents may not realize the rights they are taking away from their child by not establishing paternity. Below are some of the benefits the child can have from established paternity:

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The child has the right to know both parents, have both of their names on their birth certificate, and build relationships with both of them
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The child has the right to get financial support from both parents
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The child will understand their identity better by knowing both parents,. Based on recent studies, children are more likely to stay away from drugs or early pregnancies and get a better and higher education if both parents are present
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The child will know the medical history from both sides of the family, which can be beneficial regarding any potential future diseases
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The child can have rights to to social security, health and life insurance, veteran's benefits, and inheritance rights

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Neighborhoods In and Around Lansing That We Serve

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Moores Park

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:

Citations

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DCH-0682: Affidavit of parentage - michigan. (n.d.). Retrieved October 19, 2022, from https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/-/media/Project/Websites/mdhhs/Folder2/Folder51/Folder1/Folder151/DCH-0682.pdf
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Paternity establishment. SOM - State of Michigan. (n.d.). Retrieved October 19, 2022, from https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/adult-child-serv/child-sup/how-do-i/establish-paternity
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Establishing paternity - michigan. (n.d.). Retrieved October 19, 2022, from https://www.courts.michigan.gov/4a7184/siteassets/publications/pamphletsbrochures/focb/web-view/paternity-establishment_final.pdf