DNA Test - Madison, AL

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Madison, Alabama at a centrally located testing laboratory. Register now, or call us at (256) 371-6386 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 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 Testing Madison AL

Madison AL DNA Testing Locations

DNA Testing in Madison, Alabama:

What type of DNA tests are available?

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 that can be used for a DNA test:

The easiest, most reliable way to obtain DNA for paternity testing is to swab the inside of the 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 Madison DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

Scheduling a DNA Test in Madison, Alabama

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Madison 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 Madison, plus many more locations throughout Alabama and across the United States. During registration, we'll show you the nearest locations so you can choose the one that's most convenient. You'll pick the times and days that you prefer.

Why Health Street

A Decade Plus of Experience

Health Street has provided DNA tests since 2010. We have provided DNA tests and paternity tests to thousands of people in Madison as well as communities all across the nation.

Commitment to Community

Health Street is committed to serving the community. We are proud to provide DNA testing in Madison, Alabama and we look forward to helping you with your testing needs.

Facts about DNA Testing in Madison AL

Madison, Alabama Economy, Jobs and Major Industries

Madison is a small suburban town adjoining Huntsville, Alabama. More than 52,000 residents call it home, with the majority living in Madison and commuting to work in Huntsville. With a low cost of living and a highly educated workforce, many adults in Huntsville bring home a salary of at least $75,000, with a city-wide mean income of more than $100,000.

The economy of Huntsville/Madison County is diverse. Key industries include information technology, aerospace and defense, bioscience and advanced manufacturing. Robotics, cybersecurity, modeling and simulation, small satellite construction, geospatial and energy are some of the emerging technologies in this region.

The defense and aerospace industry transformed the Huntsville/Madison County area from an agricultural community to a high-tech, forward-looking metropolis. Redstone Arsenal (RSA) employs almost 41,000 residents in research and development, testing and acquisition for the Army's aviation and missile defense. The U.S. Space & Rocket Center, based in the county, brings the experience of space to Madison families.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Madison, AL

With so many young adults and children in the area, it's important to understand how families can use DNA testing for paternity and child custody purposes. In Alabama, children born to parents who are unmarried at the time of the child's birth must be acknowledged by the father through a form called the Acknowledgement of Paternity. After that point, he is considered the child's legal father and may be added to the child's official birth certificate.

Doing this entitles the father to benefits like visitation, but also means that he is "otherwise obligated to support the child either under a written voluntary promise or by court order", according to AL Code § 26-17-204 (2012).

Madison Experts Talk About Establishing Paternity Through DNA Testing

According to local lawyer Kimberly C. Brown, "parentage must be established before child support or child custody orders can be obtained. In paternity cases, evidence is obtained to identify the biological father of a minor child when the parties were not married at the time of the child's birth."

Once it is obtained, this evidence must be used to conduct DNA testing to confirm that the child in question is the biological offspring of their father. Clear and accurate testing is key to ensuring the best outcome for all involved.

Neighborhoods Served in Madison

Clifts Cove
Pike Farms
Seina Vista
Indian Hills
River Landing

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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