DNA Test - LaPlace, LA

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Health Street provides DNA testing in LaPlace, Louisiana at 2 conveniently located testing laboratories. Register now, or call us at (985) 214-0667 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 - LaPlace, Louisiana

LaPlace LA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our LaPlace, Louisiana 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:

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 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 LaPlace 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 LaPlace LA

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our LaPlace 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 LaPlace, plus many more locations throughout Louisiana and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in LaPlace. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in LaPlace , LA 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.  We have helped thousands of people from LaPlace to communities all across the USA get DNA tests and paternity tests.

Dedication to Excellence

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

Local DNA Test for LaPlace, LA

Experts Say...

Louisiana attorneys give advice regarding paternity establishment.

Scott Vicknair Law, a Louisiana attorney states, "Whether your goal is to protect your child's paternal relationship or provide for your child's succession rights, now is the time to establish paternity. You may prevent future estate litigation and family conflict by taking action to establish paternity as soon as possible."

Metairie Paternity Attorneys in Louisiana said, "Whether you are the mother or the father, it is important to remember to keep the best interest of the child as your priority and to become educated about your parental rights and options."

Candice Bennatt said, "The Department of Children and Family Services recommends that you get a DNA test even before signing the acknowledgment of paternity. This will establish conclusively that the man is the biological father."

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in LaPlace, LA

Paternity means establishing a legal and biological father for a child. Legal paternity can be established at the time of the child's birth or later on, depending on whether the parents are married or not. If the parents are married when the child is born, or within 300 days after a divorce, the husband is the presumed legal father, unless someone else proves to be the biological father.

For children born outside of marriage, the mother is the only legal parent until paternity is established. In LaPlace, LA, legal paternity can be established by signing an Acknowledgment of Paternity form, and biological paternity can be proven with DNA testing.

If the parents cannot agree to sign the voluntary acknowledgment form, the courts can establish paternity. The court will take evidence into consideration and may also order DNA testing to prove paternity. If DNA testing is ordered by the court, the mother, alleged father, and child will submit DNA samples.

Establishing paternity is important for the child to receive government benefits, inheritance, child support, and medical histories from both sides of the family.

Neighborhoods in LaPlace Served by our Clinics

Belle Terre
Belle Terre Lakes
Cambridge Place
Coles Landing
Cornland Plantation
Laplace Park
River Forest
River Oaks B T

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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