DNA Test - Lees Summit, MO

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Lees Summit, Missouri at 2 testing laboratories. Call (816) 281-2016 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 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 - Lees Summit, Missouri

Lees Summit MO DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Lees Summit, Missouri 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 Lees Summit 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 Lees Summit MO

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

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Lees Summit, the state of Lees Summit, Missouri, and throughout the nation.  Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from Lees Summit 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 Lees Summit. 

Lee's Summit, Missouri - DNA Testing

Lee's Summit Woman Reunites with Biological Father After 35 Years

Lee's Summit resident Tiffany Dow always wondered why she looked so different from her family. While both her mother and the man she believed was her father were blonde with blue eyes, she had dark hair, dark eyes, and distinctive features. After taking a DNA test, she was surprised to learn that she had a diverse ancestry and was even more surprised when her mother told her that her father may have been a man she had a rendezvous with back in 1971.

After a bit of research, Dow was able to connect with her biological father and the two eventually met in person. When asked about the reunion, Dow said, "It's like a miracle. I kept saying that inside, 'I have a dad. It's a miracle.' It really was a miracle."

Establishing Paternity in Lee's Summit

In Missouri, when a child is born to unwed parents, steps must be taken to establish paternity. According to Lee's Summit family law firm Leonard Rodarte Siegel LLC, when there is a dispute about the identity of the child's biological father, a DNA test is required. This must be done through a government-approved agency and must show at least a 98% chance of paternity for a man to be named a child's legal father.

If both parents agree about the child's paternity, they can sign a paternity affidavit, which acknowledges the man as the child's father, establishes legal paternity, and allows the man's name to be added to the child's birth certificate.

Paternity Fraud Issues in Lee's Summit

According to Strange Law Firm, a paternity law firm that serves Lee's Summit and the surrounding area, paternity fraud is a widespread problem throughout the United States. In some cases, paternity is alleged or established incorrectly due to an honest mistake. However, there are other situations where a mother may intentionally claim a man is her child's father when she knows he is not.

Since there are no laws on the books making paternity fraud a punishable crime and it's typically difficult to prove that someone knowingly lied, this type of fraud often occurs with little or no consequences. Fathers or alleged fathers can help protect themselves by demanding a DNA paternity test to either prove or disprove paternity. It's important to request a DNA test whenever there is any question regarding the identity of a child's biological father; otherwise, a man could end up paying child support for a child that is not his.

Last updated 12/16/2022

Neighborhoods Served in Lees Summit

Ashton At Charleston Park
Banner Grove Estates
Daltons Ridge
Elgin Park
Fox Horn
Golden Fields
Indian Creek
Longview Estates
Mulberry East
Nine Oaks
Preston Meadows
Raintree Villas
Sterling Hills
Timbers Edge
Victoria Station

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