DNA Testing in Madison, Wisconsin

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Madison, Wisconsin at 5 conveniently located testing laboratories. Call (608) 719-4812 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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DNA Test - Madison, Wisconsin

Madison WI DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Madison, Wisconsin clinics:

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 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 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.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Madison WI

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 Wisconsin and across the United States. During registration, we'll show you the nearest locations for DNA testing so you can choose the site that's most convenient. You'll also 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 the Madison Community

Health Street understands the sensitivity surrounding paternity tests and DNA testing for close family relationships. Our understanding staff is highly committed to ensuring the smoothest possible visits and reporting of DNA test results for Madison residents, students, and lawmakers.

Madison, Wisconsin - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Madison, WI

Having a legal father can offer multiple benefits for a child, such as:

Greater sense of identity
Support from both parents
Health insurance
Social security
Military benefits

In Wisconsin, paternity can be established either by Voluntary Paternity Acknowledgment (VPA), court ruling, conclusive paternity determination using a DNA test, or Acknowledgment of a Marital Child.

If either party is unsure who the biological father is, they should not sign the VPA because it has the same effect as the court ruling once it is signed. In this case, it is better to take a DNA test. If no legal process has started, the alleged father and mother can begin the process by contacting a local child support agency. The court will most likely order the DNA test.

Wisconsin woman reunites with her siblings thanks to a DNA test

Allisa was adopted as a baby. When she was 35, she went for a routine physical check-up, and her doctor was surprised that she did not know about her family medical history. He recommended taking a DNA test to learn more about her genetics, so she did.

When Allisa got her DNA results, her health seemed great, but she discovered something else. Allisa had a biological half-sister. Soon after, she found that there were actually two more siblings. They all decided to meet, but first, she asked her adoptive mother if she was okay with the reunion. At first, Alissa worried she would be an outsider because the three of them grew up together, but soon she realized they had a lot in common. The crazy thing is, they all lived about two hours from each other and had no idea!

They were already planning to meet again, and she also talked with her biological mother to schedule a meeting with her.

Last updated 7/28/2022

Neighborhoods in Madison Served by our Clinics

Sherman Terrace
Maple Woods
Lost Creek
Midvale Heights
Kennedy Heights
Sherman Village

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Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


Establishing Legal Fatherhood (paternity). (n.d.). Retrieved July 27, 2022, from https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/cs/paternity/home
Groves, A. (2018, July 25). Wisconsin adoptee finds half-sister. Journal Sentinel. Retrieved July 27, 2022, from https://eu.jsonline.com/story/news/local/wisconsin/2018/07/25/23-andme-test-reunites-wisconsin-adoptee-siblings/827440002/