DNA Test - Lawrence, KS

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Lawrence, Kansas at 2 testing laboratories. Call (785) 371-4002 or schedule online. We offer legal paternity tests, sibling studies, grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing to determine if people are biologically related.

Set up DNA testing appointments online. Test results can be used in court for child support or to change a birth a certificate; it can also be used for simple peace of mind. Appointments can be scheduled together or separately. Legal DNA tests are done by cheek swab at our testing centers. We can also extract DNA samples from hair follicles, fingernails, and other specimens.

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DNA Test - Lawrence, Kansas

Lawrence KS DNA Testing Locations

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

How to schedule a DNA Test in Lawrence KS

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Lawrence 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 Lawrence, plus many more locations throughout Kansas 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

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Lawrence, the state of Lawrence, Kansas, and throughout the nation.  Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from Lawrence to neighborhoods everywhere.

Commitment to Excellence

Our mission is to understand the DNA testing needs of our clients. We strive to provide the most accurate, fast, and conclusive paternity tests in Lawrence. 

Lawrence, KS - DNA Testing

How to Establish Paternity in Lawrence, KS

When a child is born to unmarried parents in Kansas, there are three primary ways to establish legal paternity:

  1. Presumption of Paternity: If a child's mother is married when the child is born or within 300 days prior to the child's birth, the husband is presumed to be the child's biological father.
  2. Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity: When both parents agree about the identity of the child's father and another man is not presumed to be the father, both parties can sign and file a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity form, which establishes legal paternity without the need to go to court.
  3. Paternity Petition: An interested party can file a petition with the courts to establish legal paternity through a court order. For Lawrence residents, paternity cases are held at the Douglas County Courthouse.

Reasons to Establish a Child's Paternity in Kansas

Unmarried parents in Lawrence can benefit from establishing paternity in several ways. According to the Lawrence-area family law firm Vinton Moore Attorneys at Law, once paternity has been established in Kansas, a child's father can seek both visitation and custody rights. The child's mother can also file for child support.

In addition, the child can realize many benefits, such as having a relationship with both parents and gaining access to their full family medical history. The child also gains the ability to receive an inheritance from their father, access to health and life insurance from both parents, if available, and access to the father's Social Security, veterans' benefits, and military allowances.

Responding to Allegations of Paternity

When a child's mother alleges that a man is the child's biological father, it's critical to tread carefully. If the man signs the child's birth certificate or a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity and later doubts the biological relationship, he has a very limited time to attempt to reverse the admission. According to experts at the Lawrence-based Law Office of Kari Nelson, paternity tests are not automatic, and the greater a bond a man establishes with a child, the less likely the courts will order a test. This could result in a man being deemed a child's legal father, even if he is not the child's biological father.

Last updated 8/8/2023

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