DNA Test - Longwood, FL

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Longwood, Florida at 4 testing laboratories. Call (407) 519-2578 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 - Longwood, Florida

Longwood FL DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Longwood, Florida clinics:

Paternity Testing can conclusively establish whether or not a man is the biological father of a child.

Relationship Testing for other close family relationships can be performed at our testing centers. Our DNA testing services can confirm or deny biological relationships between grandparents, grandchildren, siblings, half-siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews:

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 alleged father and child or children. 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 ordering one of our testing kits online and shipping the specimens back to us.

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

A Legal Paternity Test is a court admissible lab testing service performed at an AABB accredited laboratory. 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. A legal paternity DNA test will hold up in court for such matters as child support or to change the name on a birth certificate. This test must be performed using strict chain of custody procedures. Our Longwood DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Longwood FL

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Longwood 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. Please call our customer service team to help you book your appointment over the phone, or set up your appointment easily online.

We have state of the art testing labs and friendly clinics that perform the DNA sample collection in Longwood, plus many more locations throughout Florida and across the United States. During registration, we'll show you the nearest locations for DNA testing so you can choose the site that's most convenient. You'll also pick the times and days 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 Longwood, FL performed by Health Street was in 2019.

Dedication to Excellence

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

Longwood, FL DNA Testing

How to Establish Paternity in Longwood, FL

In the state of Florida, when a child is born to parents who are unmarried, steps must be taken to establish legal paternity. According to The Smith Family Law Firm, a family law practice based in Longwood, when parents are unmarried, adding a man's name to a child's birth certificate does not make him the child's legal father, even if he has signed the certificate. Instead, there are three primary options for Longwood residents who need to establish paternity in Florida.

1. Voluntary Acknowledgment: When both parents agree about the identity of the child's father, they can sign and file a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity form.

2. Court Order: When a conflict arises, paternity may need to be established by a judge who issues a court order.

3. Administrative Order: If DNA tests show the man is a child's biological father, the state's Child Support Program can issue an Administrative Order of Paternity, which is the equivalent of a court order.

The Florida Paternity Test Process

When there is a disagreement over a child's paternity, either the child's mother or putative father can request DNA paternity testing. Experts at the Longwood-based Law Offices of Michael Krause, P.A. explain that in Florida, DNA tests can be taken voluntarily or can be court-ordered.

Florida DNA tests are typically done through a non-invasive cheek swab, and the results are returned in approximately five days. If the test determines that the man is the child's biological father, the courts will recognize the man as the child's legal father and issue a child support order.

Reasons to Establish Paternity in Florida

There are several reasons to take the steps required to establish paternity in Florida. Experts at Longwood-based Vazquez & Stockmar, PLC, explain that going through the legal process creates the following benefits:

Benefit eligibility: The child can receive life and medical insurance benefits, an inheritance, and the right to veteran's and Social Security benefits from the legal father.
Visitation and custody: The father can petition the courts for visitation and custody rights.
Psychological benefits: The child has a greater sense of identity and benefits from having two parents in his or her life.

The child's mother can also seek child support once legal paternity has been established. In addition, the father has the right to participate in the child's life and have a say in important decisions, such as schooling and religious upbringing.

Last updated 11/16/2023

Neighborhoods Served in Longwood

Cutler Cove
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Longwood Green
Markham Glen
Sky Lark
Sleepy Hollow
Springwood Village
Whispering Winds
Windsor At Sabal Walk

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"Establishing Paternity." Vazquez & Stockmar, PLLC, https://www.vslegalgroup.com/establishing-paternity/
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