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DNA Test - Lexington, KY

Health Street provides DNA tests & legal paternity testing in Lexington, KY at 11 conveniently located 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.

Schedule DNA testing 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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1000 Monarch Street
Suite 180
Lexington,KY40513
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3475 Richmond Road
Suite 260
Lexington,KY40509
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211 Fountain Court
Suite 110
Lexington,KY40509
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1401 Harrodsburg Road
Bld C45
Lexington,KY40504
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141 N Eagle Creek Drive
Suite 203
Lexington,KY40509
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1500 Leestown Rd
Bakhaus Building
Lexington,KY40511
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1055 Dove Run Road

Lexington,KY40502
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2424 Sir Barton Way

Lexington,KY40509
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1498 Boardwalk

Lexington,KY40511
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1722 Sharkey Way

Lexington,KY40511
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1055 Wellington Way

Lexington,KY40513

DNA Testing Lexington KY

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Paternity Testing in Lexington KY

There are several types of DNA testing services that are offered at our Lexingtontesting centers to validate close family relationships. The most commonly ordered DNA test is a legal paternity test to conclusively establish whether or not a man is the biological father of a child. Health Street's 21 marker DNA paternity testing is the state of the art. Our paternity test results are statistically conclusive at the rate of 99.9% or greater.

Other DNA Tests

Relationship Tests to validate grandparent to grandchild, siblings, half-siblings, aunts, and uncles: DNA tests such as sibling or avuncular studies, can sometimes come back with a result of less than 95% certainty. This is normal, especially if only two parties participate in the test. Adding an additional close relative to the test helps us learn more about the family's DNA composition and typically leads to a more conclusive result.

Specimens we can test for DNA

The easiest and most reliable way to perform a genetic sample collection for a paternity test is by a swab of the inner cheeks. These skin cells, known as buccal cells, rub off easily onto cotton swabs and remain in place, to be extracted by our testing laboratories for anlalysis.
Other specimens, such as hair follicles, fingernails, and garments that might contain someone's DNA, can also undergo lab testing to see if there is a match. These non-standard DNA tests are done by registering online for an Alternative Specimen DNA Test (Nails, Teeth, Fabric). Once registered, you ship the DNA sample to our lab. We'll attempt to extract the DNA and compare it to a cheek swab of the other party.

Legal DNA Tests vs. "Peace of Mind" At-Home Tests

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 to hold up in court, the DNA specimen must be collected at a clinic using strict chain of custody procedures. The DNA testing technicians at our Lexington test centers are trained to follow guidelines that ensure that the results can be used for legal purposes.
The results of our legal DNA tests can be used for any legal purpose:
  • ✓ to change the name on a birth certificate
  • ✓ to petition for child support
  • ✓ to petition for survivor benefits
  • ✓ for child custody arrangements
  • ✓ to alter inheritance procedures or wills
Home tests offer more flexibility:
Home DNA tests are specimens containing DNA (or possible DNA) that are shipped to us for analysis. The results of these home tests cannot be used in court (since there is no way to prove whose specimens were actually sent). However, the tests are just as accurate and can provide peace of mind. At-home DNA tests also offer a lot more flexibility.
In addition to commonly mailed in DNA specimens like hair follicles, we can also extract DNA from other bodily fluids. We can even try and lift the DNA left on items like clothing, a toothbrush, or a straw. If we can get the DNA from the alternative item, we can then compare it to another person to see if they are related. Some examples include:
  • ⇾ Q-tips
  • ⇾ Stained garments
  • ⇾ Mucus and other bodily fluids
  • ⇾ Soda cans
  • ⇾ Chewing gum

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, though it's always helpful to schedule in advance to make sure you get the time you want. We have clinics in Lexington, plus many more throughout Kentucky and across the United States. During registration, we'll show you the nearest locations so you can choose the one that's most convenient. You'll pick the times and days that you prefer.
You can set up separate appointments for each of the people being tested, either at the same location or at different locations. You'll get an email and text message with your appointment information. There is no fee if you need to change the time or location of a DNA test appointment at any time.

How long it takes to get results of a DNA test

Paternity tests conducted at one of our Lexington facilities typically take about a week to come back. Other relationship tests, such as sibling studies, can take a few days longer to come back. When the results are ready, you are notified immediately via email. Then, the hard copies of the paperwork are sent afterward via regular mail.

The DNA test appointment - what to expect and what to bring

The appointment itself only takes about 15 minutes. The specimen collection process is a simple and painless cheek swab. No needles are used. When you're being tested at our Lexington clinic, you'll be asked to provide fingerprints and to show photo identification. We'll also take pictures of the people being tested so that the final report will include legal assurances of who was actually tested.
For infants, hospital discharge papers qualify as identification. Otherwise, a birth certificate or social security card can be used as ID for a child. No other preparations are required for this appointment.

Does the mother need to be present at a paternity test?

If a man is considered the legal father of a child, then the mother does not have to be present or give consent for paternity testing. However, if he is not currently considered the legal father, then he cannot sign for the child. Therefore, the mother does need to be there. If neither parent is available, other legal guardians can bring the child so long as they have the right to make medical decisions on the child's behalf.

DNA testing if one party is not in Lexington

The 2 parties testing (for example: father and child) do not have to be tested at the same time or even at the same location. We have many clinics across Kentucky as well as nationwide, so we can test one party in Lexington and the other party anywhere else in the USA. The specimens are then matched up in the lab for analysis.

Laboratory certifications

Health Street works strictly with AABB Certified labs for DNA testing. All specimens that are collected in Lexington or elsewhere are shipped securely from our testing locations to a nationally certified laboratory.

Where We Are Located

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DNA Clinics - Hours of Operation

1000 Monarch StreetSuite 180Lexington, KY 40513
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

Monday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PMTuesday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PMWednesday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PMThursday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PMFriday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Neighborhoods In and Around Lexington That We Cover

  • Bryan Station
  • Masterson Station
  • Winburn
  • Picadome
  • Kenwich
  • Zandale
  • Firebrook
  • Griffin Gate
  • Chevy Chase

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