DNA Test - Lincoln, NE

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Lincoln, Nebraska at 2 conveniently located testing laboratories. Call (402) 261-1080 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 - Lincoln, Nebraska

Lincoln NE DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Lincoln, Nebraska 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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln NE

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

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  The first DNA test in Lincoln, NE performed by Health Street was in 2017.

Dedication to Excellence

Our dedication to excellence includes our commitment to provide compassionate services and to helping people obtain the accurate DNA testing in Lincoln that they need. 

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Establishing paternity in Lincoln, NE

If the parents were married when a child was conceived but divorced when the child was born, then the child is considered to be the legal child of the marriage, and paternity does not need to be established. The same applies if parents marry after the child's birth.

If the parents are not married, it is necessary to establish paternity. This can be done in two ways in Nebraska. Parents can sign an Acknowledgment of Paternity, or the court can establish paternity. If paternity must be established judicially, there will be a lawsuit against the alleged father. The suspected father will have the right to take a DNA test to determine whether he is a biological father or not. Based on the DNA test results, the court will decide about paternity.

DNA test reveals Nebraska man has 18 half-siblings

Quinten's life changed forever when he took a DNA test. He wanted to learn more about his medical history but discovered that he was a donor-conceived. The DNA test revealed that he has 18 half-siblings.

When he was younger, he realized he looked different than his brother and the rest of the family, but he was shocked when he saw the picture of his biological father. They looked like twins. Because he did not want to interfere with his birth father's family, he decided not to reach out to him but wrote messages on Facebook to his siblings.

Some chose not to get in touch, but some replied to him. He was surprised as the resemblance between them was unreal. He plans to meet with those siblings who replied in person to talk further and find out what else they have in common.

He also said he is not angry with his parents, but wished they had told him and saved him from the shock of finding out through a DNA test. Now, he encourages parents to be open with their children from a young age to avoid surprises.

Last updated 7/18/2022

Neighborhoods In and Around Lincoln That We Serve

Colonial Hills
Bicentennial Estates
Sunset Acres
Indian Village
West Lincoln
The Preserve
Far South
Southern Hills
Crown Pointe

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Paternity establishment. Paternity Establishment | Lancaster County, NE. (n.d.). Retrieved July 18, 2022, from https://www.lancaster.ne.gov/254/Paternity-Establishment
Ventura, R. (2022, January 7). Franklin man discovers 18 half-siblings through DNA kit. KHGI. Retrieved July 18, 2022, from https://nebraska.tv/news/local/franklin-man-discovers-18-half-siblings-through-dna-kit-quinten-saathoff