DNA Test – Lincoln, NE
Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Lincoln, Nebraska at 7 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
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:
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.
Facts about DNA Testing in Lincoln NE
Iowa Man Reunites with Half-Sister in Lincoln
John Stewart, a pastor and computer technician from Iowa, had always hoped his efforts to find his biological family would pay off. It finally did when DNA testing helped him reunite with his half-sister, Lincoln resident April Lasenieks.
The story began when Stewart’s struggling mother lost custody of him when he was a 9-month-old and he was adopted by a family in Iowa. He began searching for his biological family right after his 18th birthday. However, he hit many roadblocks due to the fact that his parents’ records were sealed by the state. He finally had a breakthrough when he discovered some records that the government had failed to erase. This information, combined with the results of his DNA test, helped him find cousins in Iowa and Kansas. Eventually, this led him to his half-sister. They finally met in person in 2018, on what happened to be Stewart’s 65th birthday.
Understanding the Different Types of Paternity
According to the attorneys at Lincoln-based Kleveland Law, the courts divide legal paternity into four primary types. Each of these categories comes with rights and responsibilities.
The first is presumed paternity. This occurs when a couple is married at the time of the child’s birth and the father is added to the birth certificate.
Acknowledged paternity is established when an unmarried man submits an Acknowledgement of Paternity form. The third category is unwed paternity. This is a biological connection that results in legal rights and responsibilities, even if the couple is unwed or the man doesn’t claim the child as his own.
Finally, marrying the mother of a child can establish a fourth type of legal paternity, known as step paternity. This is particularly true if the child’s biological father is not in the picture.
Establishing Paternity in Lincoln
Unmarried individuals seeking to establish paternity in Lincoln must follow specific guidelines. According to Monzón, Guerra & Associates Attorneys at Law, a family law firm located in Lincoln, you must file for paternity in the county where you live. In addition, the child must have lived within the state of Nebraska since birth or at least for six months. The child must also be under the age of four.
As long as you meet these requirements, you can begin your paternity claim by submitting documents to the courts and paying the required fees. You’ll also have to take a DNA test and file it with the courts. In addition, fathers seeking paternity rights must complete a parenting education class and work with the child’s mother to create a parenting plan. This will outline your agreement regarding custody and visitation.
If both parents aren’t able to agree on a parenting plan, mediation may be necessary. There will likely be several court hearings. You must attend them all to ensure that your case isn’t dismissed. Since this can be a confusing process, it’s always a good idea to speak with an attorney before initiating your paternity claim.