DNA Test - Loxahatchee, FL

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Loxahatchee, Florida at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (561) 264-1818 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 - Loxahatchee, Florida

Loxahatchee FL DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Loxahatchee, 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 Loxahatchee DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Loxahatchee FL

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Loxahatchee 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 Loxahatchee, 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.  We have helped thousands of people from Loxahatchee to communities all across the USA get DNA tests and paternity tests.

Dedication to Excellence

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

DNA Testing for Loxahatchee FL

New Florida Law Protects Fathers' Paternity Rights

In 2018, the Florida Supreme Court ruled against a decades-old law that prevented biological fathers from being automatically blocked from having contact with children who are born to mothers who are married to someone else. While cases like this happen all across the state of Florida, it hit home when Loxahatchee resident Christopher Farrell found himself in this exact situation.

Farrell, who was ecstatic to celebrate the birth of his child, ended up being blocked from having any contact with him because the mother of his child married another man before the child was born. Prior to this ruling, the law stated that a woman's husband was unequivocally declared a child's legal father. Now, a child's biological father will have the opportunity to argue in court that having contact with the child is in the child's best interests. This opens up an opportunity for him to be involved in the child's life.

Establishing Paternity in Palm Beach County

According to Alan R. Burton, a family law attorney serving Palm Beach County and the surrounding area, unmarried parents must take steps to establish a child's legal paternity. Otherwise, the state of Florida will not recognize a man as the child's father. There are two primary ways to do this. The first is for both parents to sign and file a Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity. The second is through a court order. Either the child's mother or alleged father can file a case in court. Before making a ruling, the courts will order a DNA paternity test to confirm the child's biological parentage.

Paternity Disestablishment in Florida

Unlike some other states, Florida has a procedure for disestablishing paternity. According to Palm Beach attorneys at The Law Offices of Jessica Mishali, P.A., only the man can initiate a case to disestablish paternity. The statute outlines very specific information the man would need to provide and showing fraud or duress is not a requirement. The child must be under 18 when the petition is filed, and the man must be up-to-date on all child support payments. If paternity is disestablished, the law also does not allow the man to recover child support that was previously paid.

Neighborhoods In and Around Loxahatchee That We Serve

Canal/Green Grove
Fox Trail West
Tall Pines

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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