DNA Test – Ludington, MI

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Ludington, Michigan at a centrally located testing laboratory. Register now, or call us at (231) 525-7193 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 Ludington 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 – Ludington, Michigan

Ludington MI DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Ludington, Michigan 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:

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Grandparent DNA Test (if the father is not available for testing)
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Sibling DNA Test (possible brothers, sisters, or half-siblings)
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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 Ludington 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 Ludington MI

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Ludington 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 Ludington, plus many more locations throughout Michigan and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Ludington. We’ll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Ludington , MI 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

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Ludington, the state of Ludington, Michigan, and throughout the nation.  Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from Ludington to neighborhoods everywhere.

Commitment to Excellence

Our mission is to understand the DNA testing needs of our clients. We strive to provide the most accurate, fast, and conclusive paternity tests in Ludington. 

Ludington, MI DNA Testing

What Are DNA Tests Used For?

DNA tests determine the possibility that two people are biologically related. The most common type of DNA test in Ludington, MI is a paternity test, which excludes or confirms a man as a child’s biological father. DNA tests are used for legal purposes, like establishing paternity and court cases, updating a birth certificate with the name of the biological dad, and establishing paternity after the father has died.

Paternity Testing

Paternity tests can determine the probability that a man is a child’s biological father with over 99% accuracy. Paternity testing can also exclude a man from being the child’s father, which can release him from financial obligations.

Child Custody and Support

DNA testing is often required as evidence in child custody and child support cases before the judge can issue orders.

Changing a Birth Certificate

If the wrong man is listed as the father on a child’s birth certificate, the child’s biological father can use DNA testing to prove he’s the father to have the birth certificate legally changed.

Post-Mortem Testing

If the child’s parents never established paternity and the father has died, DNA testing can be used to establish a biological relationship between the man and the child. This evidence will be required in court for issues concerning inheritance and social security benefits.

How DNA Tests Are Analyzed

DNA test samples are usually collected by swabbing the inside of the cheeks of those being tested, although DNA specimens can also be taken from hair follicles and fingernails, among other specimen types. After specimens are collected, they’re sent to a certified lab, where a doctor compares the DNA of the people being tested. DNA test results either exclude the biological relationship or determine the probability that the individuals are related.

How Long Does it Take to Receive DNA Test Results?

  1. Cheek swab DNA tests take up to one week for results after the sample is collected.
  2. Hair follicle test results arrive in up to two weeks.

These times will depend on the provider.

Establishing Paternity in Michigan

Establishing paternity gives a child the same rights as a child born to married parents. In Michigan, unmarried parents must establish paternity for a child to have a legal father. Ludington parents can easily establish paternity in Michigan by signing an Affidavit of Parentage form, a legal form stating the child’s father. Otherwise, parents can establish paternity in court, which usually requires DNA testing in Ludington MI.

Last updated 11/14/2023

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Additional Services

We also offer other services, such as:

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Citations

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“Establish Paternity.” Michigan Health & Human Services, https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/adult-child-serv/child-sup/how-do-i/establish-paternity
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“Affidavit of Parentage.” Michigan Department of Health & Human Services, https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/-/media/Project/Websites/mdhhs/Folder2/Folder51/Folder1/Folder151/DCH-0682.pdf
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“Ludington, MI Neighborhoods, Subdivisions, and Developments.” RE/MAX of Michigan, https://www.remax-michigan.com/northmi/realestatehomesforsale/subdivisions-ludington-mi