DNA Test - Lexington, KY

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Lexington, Kentucky at 8 testing laboratories. Call (859) 721-0611 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 - Lexington, Kentucky

Lexington KY DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Lexington, Kentucky 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 Lexington 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 Lexington KY

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Lexington 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 Lexington, plus many more locations throughout Kentucky and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Lexington. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Lexington , KY 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 Lexington, KY was in 2018.Since then, we have done 30 DNA tests at our Lexington facilities.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

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When to Establish Paternity in Lexington, KY

Under Kentucky law, when a child is born to two married parents, the state automatically presumes the husband to be the child's biological father. In the event that two Lexington parents are unmarried at the time of their child's birth, the law will require both parents to complete the necessary steps to establish paternity in the state of Kentucky.

Healthcare professionals often present unmarried parents with a Declaration of Paternity at the hospital or birthing facility where the child is delivered. This legally-binding document declares the child's biological father. Such paternity affidavits must only be completed when there is zero doubt in a child's paternity or if DNA paternity testing has been completed to accurately determine the child's father.

Importance of Establishing Paternity in Lexington, KY

Establishing paternity in the state of Kentucky benefits both parents as well as the child. After both parents have accurately determined a child's correct paternity via DNA testing, the two must move on with the paternity establishment process to receive benefits. By establishing paternity, the child's biological father receives paternity rights, allowing him to seek custody, visitation, or child support.

The same can be said for the mother, who the state requires to legally establish paternity to file for child support services. Once paternity is established, the child can receive benefits from both parents, including health insurance, social security, military benefits, and inheritance. If either parent refuses to establish paternity, a paternity petition will need to be filed with the Fayette County Family Court.

Experts in Lexington, KY Say…

In the event that two Lexington parents cannot settle on a custody and timesharing agreement themselves, they must file a petition to have the agreement legally established in court. According to Lexington Family Law Attorney Crystal Osborne, the state of Kentucky presumes that joint custody and equal timesharing are in the child's best interests. However, depending on factors such as living situations and criminal history, a judge can always adjust a child custody agreement to properly fit the needs and well-being of a child.

Last updated 8/8/2022

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"Fayette." Kentucky Court of Justice, https://kycourts.gov/Courts/County-Information/Fayette/Pages/Fayette.aspx
"Custody and Timesharing." Osborne Fletcher PLLC, https://osbornefletcher.com/practice-areas/custody-and-timesharing/
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