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DNA Test - Louisville, KY

Health Street provides DNA & paternity testing in Louisville, KY at 17 conveniently located facilities. Call (502) 205-7541 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.

The results of our DNA testing can be used for legal purposes or simple peace of mind. Appointments can be scheduled together or separately. Legal DNA tests are done by cheek swab at our location. We can also extract DNA from hair follicles, fingernails, and other specimens.

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100 High Rise Drive

Louisville,KY40213
2 of 17
3430 Newburg Road

Louisville,KY40218
3 of 17
12701 Towne Park Way

Louisville,KY40243
4 of 17
901 W Broadway

Louisville,KY40203
5 of 17
11751 Interchange Dr

Louisville,KY40229
6 of 17
170 Dr Arla Way
Suite 4
Louisville,KY40229
7 of 17
2470 Bardstown Road
Suite B
Louisville,KY40205
8 of 17
1 Arena Plaza

Louisville,KY40202
9 of 17
4420 Dixie Highway
Suite 116
Louisville,KY40216
10 of 17
1169 Eastern Parkway
Suite G10
Louisville,KY40217
11 of 17
175 S English Station Road

Louisville,KY40245
12 of 17
3901 Dutchmans Ln
Suite 106 Suite 106
Louisville,KY40207
13 of 17
5601 S 3rd Street Basement

Louisville,KY40214
14 of 17
1321 Herr Ln
Suite 195
Louisville,KY40222
15 of 17
12903 Shelbyville Road

Louisville,KY40243
16 of 17
9340 Cedar Center Way

Louisville,KY40291
17 of 17
9880 Angies Way
Suite 160
Louisville,KY40241

DNA Testing

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DNA testing technician reading results of paternity test in Louisville KY

Types of DNA Tests at our Louisville KY clinics:

There are several types of DNA tests that we can perform to validate close family relationships. 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.

In addition to paternity, we also offer:

Accuracy of DNA Tests

Health Street’s 21 marker DNA relationship testing is the state of the art. Our legal paternity test results are statistically conclusive at the rate of 99.9% or greater. Other 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 2 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 obtain genetic material for a paternity test is to take a swab of the inner cheeks of the parties. The skin cells of the inner cheek, known as buccal cells, rub off easily onto cotton swabs and remain in place for shipment to our laboratory. Legal DNA Tests at our Louisville clinics are done by cheek swab.

Other specimens, such as hair, fingernails, and garments that might contain someone’s DNA, can also be tested. These tests are done by registering online and shipping the specimen to our lab for testing. 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 of a DNA test to hold up in court, the test must be done at a clinic using strict chain of custody procedures. Our Louisville DNA testing technicians 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
  • ✓ 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 Louisville KY

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Louisville 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 Louisville, plus many more throughout Kentucky and across the nation. Not every one of our clinics performs DNA tests. 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 Louisville facilities typically take about a week to come back. Other relationship studies, 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 Louisville 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 a paternity test. If he is not considered the father, then he can’t sign for the child, so in that case, the mother does need to be there. If neither parent is available, other legal guardians can bring the child if they have the right to make medical decisions on the child’s behalf.

DNA testing if one party is not in Louisville

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 Louisville 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 Louisville or elsewhere are shipped securely from our clinics to a nationally certified laboratory for professional DNA testing and analysis.

Some of the Neighborhoods we serve around Louisville

  • Old Lousville
  • Dowtown
  • Highlands
  • East Market District
  • Portland
  • Germantown
  • Waverly hills
  • Fairdale
  • Crescent Hill

Clinic Hours and Information

1169 Eastern ParkwaySuite G10Louisville, KY 40217 Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:______________________Monday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PMTuesday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PMWednesday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PMThursday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PMFriday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
175 S English Station RoadLouisville, KY 40245 Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:______________________Monday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM(M Lunch: 12-1 PM)Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM(T Lunch: 12-1 PM)Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM(W Lunch: 12-1 PM)Thursday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM(Th Lunch: 12-1 PM)Friday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM(F Lunch: 12-1 PM)
3901 Dutchmans LnSuite 106 Suite 106Louisville, KY 40207 Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:______________________Monday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM(M Lunch: 11-1 PM)Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM(T Lunch: 11-1 PM)Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM(W Lunch: 11-1 PM)Thursday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM(Th Lunch: 11-1 PM)Friday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM(F Lunch: 11-1 PM)
5601 S 3rd Street BasementLouisville, KY 40214 Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:______________________Monday: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM(M Lunch: 11:30-1 PM)Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM(T Lunch: 11:30-1 PM)Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM(W Lunch: 11:30-1 PM)Thursday: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM(Th Lunch: 11:30-1 PM)Friday: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM(F Lunch: 11:30-1 PM)
11751 Interchange DrLouisville, KY 40229 Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:______________________Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PMTuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PMWednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PMThursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PMFriday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
170 Dr Arla WaySuite 4Louisville, KY 40229 Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:______________________Monday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PMTuesday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PMWednesday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PMThursday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PMFriday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
1321 Herr LnSuite 195Louisville, KY 40222 Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:______________________Monday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PMTuesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PMWednesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PMThursday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PMFriday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PMSaturday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PMSunday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
12903 Shelbyville RoadLouisville, KY 40243 Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:______________________Monday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PMTuesday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PMWednesday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PMThursday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PMFriday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PMSaturday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PMSunday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
9340 Cedar Center WayLouisville, KY 40291 Pre-registration required,This location also requires an appt.______________________Monday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PMTuesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PMWednesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PMThursday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PMFriday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
9880 Angies WaySuite 160Louisville, KY 40241 Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:______________________Monday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PMTuesday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PMWednesday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PMThursday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PMFriday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PMSaturday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PMSunday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
4420 Dixie HighwaySuite 116Louisville, KY 40216 Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:______________________Monday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PMTuesday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PMWednesday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PMThursday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PMFriday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PMSaturday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PMSunday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
2470 Bardstown RoadSuite BLouisville, KY 40205 Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:______________________Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PMTuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PMWednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PMThursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PMFriday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PMSaturday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PMSunday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
1 Arena PlazaLouisville, KY 40202 Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:______________________Monday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PMTuesday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PMWednesday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PMThursday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PMFriday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PMSaturday: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
12701 Towne Park WayLouisville, KY 40243 Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:______________________Monday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PMTuesday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PMWednesday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PMThursday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PMFriday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
901 W BroadwayLouisville, KY 40203 Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:______________________Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMTuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMWednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMThursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMFriday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
100 High Rise DriveLouisville, KY 40213 M-Sunday: 24 Hours a DayPre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

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