DNA Test - Louisville, KY

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Louisville, Kentucky at 17 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (502) 205-7541 or schedule online. with any questions. Our paternity testing (including grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing) determines if two or more people are related.

Schedule your Louisville DNA test appointment online. Our legal DNA test results can be used in court for matters such as: child support, birth certificates, and custody cases. Appointments can be scheduled together or separately. Legal DNA tests are done by cheek swab at our testing centers. We also offer home DNA test kits for peace of mind. DNA can be tested from hair, fingernails, and other specimens.

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DNA Test - Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville KY DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Louisville, Kentucky 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 Louisville 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 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. 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 Louisville, plus many more locations throughout Kentucky and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Louisville. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Louisville , KY 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. The first DNA test we performed in Louisville, KY was in 2018.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

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Establishing paternity in Louisville, KY

In Louisville, paternity can be established in two ways. The mother and the father can sign the Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity (VAP), or they can file a paternity lawsuit in district court for the judge to decide paternity.

Signing the VAP is the easiest way of establishing paternity. Both parents must agree that they are the child's biological parents and sign this form. If either party signs the VAP and changes their mind later, they have 60 days from signing to cancel.

Another option is establishing paternity through the court. If both parties are in agreement regarding who the father is, the judge will issue an order that needs to be signed by the father. If they disagree on who the father is, there will likely be a DNA test. If the DNA test proves who the father is, the judge will issue an order, and the father's name will be added to the child's birth certificate.

Some benefits of establishing paternity can include:

The names of both parents are listed on the child's birth certificate
Both parents have a say in making decisions for the child
If one parent dies, the other parent can more easily get custody of the child
The child will be more familiar with medical issues that run in the family
The child may qualify for benefits like social security or inheritance from the father

DNA test reunites Kentuckian family reunited after 60 years

When Melissa Schellenberg and Bobbie Batke were growing up, their mother told them they had two other siblings, but she had no idea where they were or how to find them. In 2016, after their biological dad passed, their long-lost brother reached out to them. Of course, they were happy to meet him, but a piece of the puzzle was still missing.

In 2019, Elaine Belling decided to take a DNA test. The DNA test results showed that Bobbie's son was her nephew, and she eagerly called him to learn more. After many questions with her nephew and his mom, Elaine and Bobbie realized they were, in fact, sisters! Scheduling a meetup during the pandemic was a little bit complicated, but the sisters managed it. Eager for a family reunion, they even planned a trip so all four of them could be together.

Last updated 7/5/2022

Neighborhoods in Louisville Served by our Clinics

Cherokee Triangle
Harrods Creek
South Louisville
Cherokee Gardens
Lake Dreamland
Poplar Level

Additional Services

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