DNA Test - Lithia Springs, GA

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Lithia Springs, Georgia at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (678) 999-2839 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 - Lithia Springs, Georgia

Lithia Springs GA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Lithia Springs, Georgia 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 Lithia Springs 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 Lithia Springs GA

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Lithia Springs 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 Lithia Springs, plus many more locations throughout Georgia and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Lithia Springs. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Lithia Springs , GA 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. We have provided DNA tests and paternity tests to thousands of people in Lithia Springs as well as communities all across the nation.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

DNA Paternity Testing in the City of Lithia Springs, GA

Legitimization vs. Paternity in Georgia

The term "paternity" is commonly used, but did you know in the state of Georgia, there's a difference between "paternity" and "legitimization?" According to Douglas County family attorneys at Faucette Law Firm, establishing paternity gives the father financial responsibility for the child in question. While this can sometimes be used to seek further involvement in the child's life, for many fathers, this isn't enough.

Legitimization is more comprehensive. This gives unmarried fathers rights such as the ability to seek visitation and custody. It also gives the child rights like the ability to receive an inheritance from his or her father.

Establishing Paternity in Georgia

When a child is born to unmarried parents, the state will not recognize the child's legal father until the parents take steps to establish legal paternity. They can do this by filing a Voluntary Paternity Acknowledgement form or seeking a court order. If the child's mother seeks child support and paternity has not yet been established, the Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) requires DNA testing.

How to Legitimate a Child in Douglas County

In the state of Florida, only the child's father can file a Petition for Legitimization. The child's mother may not file this petition. If the mother resides in Lithia Springs or another part of Douglas County, this form is filed with the Superior Court of Douglas County. The person requesting legitimization will also be required to take a four-hour parenting seminar.

If the petition is uncontested, the mother will sign to indicate her agreement and the mother and father will create a parenting plan. If the petition for legitimization is contested, the sheriff will serve the child's mother or guardian and the case will go to court. Either way, it's advisable to consult with an attorney to help you through the legitimization process. This is particularly important if the request is contested.

Neighborhoods Served in Lithia Springs

Heritage Square
Lithia Ridge
Oak Hill
Park Forest
The View At Groovers Lake

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"Paternity Acknowledgments." Georgia Department of Public Health, https://dph.georgia.gov/ways-request-vital-record/paternity-acknowledgements
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