DNA Test - Madison, TN

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Madison, Tennessee at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (615) 240-5391 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 an appointment for a DNA test quickly and easily. The parties can come together or you can set up separate appointments. Grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing are also available. Legal DNA tests are done at our testing centers. Peace of mind DNA tests can be done at home by cheek swab, hair, or fingernails.

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DNA Test - Madison, Tennessee

Madison TN DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Madison, Tennessee 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 Madison 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 Madison TN

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. 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 Madison, plus many more locations throughout Tennessee and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Madison. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Madison , TN 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 Madison, the state of Madison, Tennessee, and throughout the nation.  Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from Madison 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 Madison. 

Madison TN DNA Tests

Why Establishing Paternity in Madison, TN is Crucial

When an unmarried Madison, TN couple has a child, only the mother will possess legal rights at the time of birth. For the biological father to have his name placed on the birth certificate and gain legal paternal rights, he and the mother will need to establish legal paternity in the state of Tennessee.

By establishing legal paternity, a father creates a legal bond with the child, opening the door for them to receive benefits from both mother and father. These benefits can include health insurance, inheritance, and social security benefits. Furthermore, in the event a parent needs to request monthly child support, Tennessee Child Support Services will require proof of legal paternity establishment to move forward with the application process.

How to Establish Paternity in Madison, TN

In the state of Tennessee, Madison parents have two ways to establish legal paternity. The simplest method is to complete a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity (VAoP). This form is used by parents who agree and are willing to establish legal paternity, and can be completed at the hospital following the child's birth or through a Davidson County Child Support Office. Bear in mind, this is a legally binding process and should only be completed if there are no doubts about a child's paternity or if DNA testing has been completed to accurately determine the father.

The second way to establish legal paternity in the state of Tennessee is by court order. This method is typically used in situations when a parent does not agree to establish paternity based on disbelief or refusal. Either parent can file a paternity petition through Davidson County Family Court to initiate the establishment process. From here, the courts will typically request the use of DNA testing to accurately determine if the paternity claim is valid. If proven correct, the courts will establish paternity.

Paternity Programs in Madison, TN

To protect the rights of Madison men who believe they have possibly fathered a child in Tennessee, the Department of Children's Services established the Putative Father Registry. This registry is used by men who believe they have fathered a child in the state of Tennessee but have no legal connection to him or her.

In the event that an adoption proceeding involves his child, a registered putative father will be notified of the situation and may have the ability to claim paternity if the courts find him to be a suitable option.

Neighborhoods Served in Madison

Blair Heights
Cedar Hill Park
Cumberland Station
Forest Park
Heritage View
Kemper Heights
Madison Flats
Pleasant Acres
Rainbow Terrace

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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