DNA Test - Las Cruces, NM

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Las Cruces, New Mexico at 3 conveniently located testing laboratories. Register now, or call us at (575) 215-1221 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 - Las Cruces, New Mexico

Las Cruces NM DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Las Cruces, New Mexico 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 Las Cruces 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 Las Cruces NM

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Las Cruces 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 Las Cruces, plus many more locations throughout New Mexico and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Las Cruces. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Las Cruces , NM 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. The first DNA test we performed in Las Cruces, NM was in 2018.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

Las Cruces, New Mexico - DNA Testing

Experts Say...

Sutherland Law Firm in Las Cruces, NM, explains fathers' rights when a child is born outside of marriage. "When a child is born to unmarried parents, the father will not automatically have parental rights or responsibilities for that child," the law firm explains. "Paternity will have to be officially established for the father to claim these rights and be held responsible for financially supporting the child."

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Las Cruces, NM

In Las Cruces, unmarried parents need to establish paternity for the child to have a legal father and for the father to have parental rights to the child. The easiest way to establish paternity is by signing an Acknowledgment of Paternity form, which is voluntary and avoids needing a court case. The form can be signed in the hospital when the child is born or at a later date. When paternity is in question, or either parent denies paternity, paternity can be established in court. In this case, DNA testing is used to prove paternity. DNA tests can prove paternity with over 99 percent accuracy and typically involve a non-invasive cheek swab from the child, the alleged father, and sometimes the mother. Once DNA determines paternity, paternity can be legally established, and the father can obtain parental rights. The court can also issue custody, visitation, and child support orders.

The Importance of Establishing Paternity in Las Cruces, NM

Paternity benefits the child, mother, and father. By establishing paternity, Las Cruces fathers obtain legal rights to the child, the ability to participate in decision-making, and the right to travel with the child. Mothers benefit by receiving financial help and having a partner to raise the child with. A child benefits in many ways from having a legal father. The child can receive any available benefits the parents can offer, like social security, medical insurance, life insurance, veteran's benefits, and inheritance. Paternity also allows the child to develop relationships with both parents.

Last updated 11/22/2022

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Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:

Citations

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"Parentage & Paternity." Sutherland Law Firm, https://sutherlandfamilylaw.com/divorce-family-law/parentage-paternity/
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"Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP), New Mexico Department of Health, https://www.nmhealth.org/publication/view/form/612/
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"How and Why to Establish Paternity in New Mexico." Genus Law, https://www.genuslawgrp.com/library/establishing-paternity-in-new-mexico.cfm
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"Las Cruces, NM." Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/las-cruces--nm/