DNA Testing in Lynchburg, VA

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Lynchburg, Virginia at 3 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (434) 338-7100 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 Lynchburg 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 - Lynchburg, Virginia

Lynchburg VA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Lynchburg, Virginia 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 Lynchburg 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 Lynchburg VA

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

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  We have helped thousands of people from Lynchburg 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 Lynchburg that they need. 

Lynchburg, Virginia - DNA Testing

Experts Say...

The Bice Law Group of Lynchburg, VA, explains that fathers deserve parental rights. "In the past, mothers were typically the main caregivers to children. Courts, and even some statutes, enforced this distinction by favoring women in custody disputes," the law firm says. "Some people still cling to this outdated way of thinking, which can make it difficult for fathers to get fair treatment in parenting matters. However, today's law does not give preference to one parent over another in legal disputes involving children." The law firm says that unmarried parents need to establish paternity for the child to have a legal father.

Establishing Paternity in Lynchburg, VA

Unmarried parents in Lynchburg must take steps to establish paternity to give the child a legal father. If both parents agree on paternity, they can establish paternity by signing an Acknowledgment of Paternity form. If they cannot agree to establish paternity voluntarily, they can go to court. DNA testing can be used to determine the child's biological father. Once paternity is established, the father can have his name added to the birth certificate, and he can obtain parental rights. Establishing paternity also allows the child to receive benefits from both parents, like social security, veterans' benefits, health and life insurance, disability, inheritance, or other available benefits. It also gives the child access to medical records from both families.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Lynchburg, VA

If either parent questions paternity, they can request DNA testing to determine the child's biological father. If establishing paternity in court, the judge may also order a DNA test. For DNA testing, samples are taken using cheek swabs from the child, and alleged father. DNA testing shows at least a 98% probability that a man is the child's father.

Last updated 1/21/2023

Neighborhoods in Lynchburg Served by our Clinics

Jefferson & Horizon Drive
Locust Gardens
Long Meadows
Meadowridge Farms
Peaks View
Russell Springs/Spring Oaks
Sherwood Forest
Tavern Grove
The Vistas At Dreaming Creek
Upper Diamond
Woods On Wiggington

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