DNA Test – Macomb Township, MI

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Macomb Township, Michigan at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (586) 210-3704 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 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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21777 21 Mile Road
Macomb Township, MI 48044
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DNA Test – Macomb Township, Michigan

Macomb Township MI DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Macomb Township, 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 Macomb Township 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 Macomb Township MI

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

Over a Decade of Experience

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

DNA Testing for Macomb Township

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Macomb Township, MI

Establishing paternity gives the child a legal father and also gives the father the same rights to his child as he would have if he were married to the mother. Paternity is important for the child to have an identity, family ties, financial support, and certain benefits such as medical benefits, life insurance, and inheritance.

Married parents do not need to establish paternity. In Macomb Township, MI, the husband is assumed to be the father of the child. Unmarried parents, however, must establish paternity for the biological father to become the child’s legal father. Paternity can be established voluntarily if both parents agree about who the father is. If the parents do not agree, they can go to court. In this case, the court will order DNA testing to prove paternity.

Once paternity is established, the father can add his name to the birth certificate.

Experts Say…

Kelly & Kelly, P.C., paternity suit lawyers that serve Macomb Township, MI, explain DNA testing by stating, “Genetic testing is used in Michigan paternity suits prior to commencing trial. Blood testing can be voluntary or court-ordered. If a party refuses to take a test, a Michigan family division court may enter a default judgment meaning that the party refusing simply loses by default.”

The law firm explained that DNA testing can give a probability of paternity and exclude a man with a 99 percent or greater likelihood that he’s not the child’s father. “The testing is looking for genetic markers that would have been passed on by the alleged father to the child. A potential father will either be excluded by the test or deemed a high likelihood status of being the father.” If the man is not excluded using DNA testing and the DNA test shows a likelihood that he’s the father, he will either admit to paternity or the case will go to trial.

Locations

Clinic Hours for DNA Testing in Macomb Township, Michigan

21777 21 Mile Road Macomb Township, MI 48044
Pre-registration required,Appointment Required.

Monday: 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM(M Lunch: 1:30-2:30 PM)Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM(T Lunch: 1:30-2:30 PM)Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM(W Lunch: 1:30-2:30 PM)Thursday: 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM(Th Lunch: 1:30-2:30 PM)Friday: 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM(F Lunch: 1:30-2:30 PM)Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM(Sa Lunch: 1-1:30 PM)Sunday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM(Su Lunch: 1-1:30 PM)

Neighborhoods In and Around Macomb Township That We Serve

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Clinton Ave
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Ronita Dr
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Deerwood Dr
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24 Mile Rd
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Pamela Dr
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Amber

Additional Services

We also offer other services, such as:

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Michigan Background Check for Employers in Macomb Township, MI

Citations

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“Paternity Establishment.” Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-73971_5528_61204_41278—,00.html
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“Affidavit of Parentage.” Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, https://www.michigan.gov/documents/Parentage_10872_7.pdf
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“Paternity.” Kelly & Kelly P.C., https://kellykellylaw.com/michigan-family-law/paternity/
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“Macomb Township, MI.” Rocket Homes, https://www.rockethomes.com/mi/macomb-township