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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1574 W Broadway
Madison, WI 53713
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554 Grand Canyon Drive
Madison, WI 53719
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358 Junction Road
Madison, WI 53717
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1619 N Stoughton Road
Madison, WI 53704
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554 Grand Canyon Drive
Madison, WI 53719
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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:

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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 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.

DNA Testing Information – Wisconsin

Hockey Player Meets Daughter He Never Knew He Had

At the age of 12, Tracie Tooley found out that her father was probably not her biological father. Her mom admitted to having had a short fling with a hockey player named Gene Carr. Only once Tracie started her own family did she start thinking more deeply about her biological father. She started reading everything that she could find about him and kept a list of reporters’ names. Finally, at the age of 46, Tracie reached out to a reporter who had written about Gene Carr many times.

After explaining the situation to Carr, Charlie Hodge gave him Tracie’s number. The next day Carr called an ecstatic Tracie. As they say, the rest is history! Even though the two of them hit it off from the first, they did a DNA test just to make 100% sure. The positive test results arrived a couple of days before Tracie’s 47th birthday. What a super birthday gift — a long lost father!

Legal Paternity Determinations in Wisconsin

In Wisconsin, there are 2 ways to legally determine biological paternity when the parents of a child are not married at the time of birth. First, a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity may be signed by both parties. This can be done using a form supplied by the State Registrar’s office. In many cases, especially if paternity is in doubt, a formal court action may be required. A court assesses the situation and most often uses the convenience and certainty of DNA testing to make the determination of paternity.

Locations

Clinic Hours for DNA Testing in Madison, Wisconsin

1574 W Broadway Suite 103 Madison, WI 53713
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

Monday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PMTuesday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PMWednesday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PMThursday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PMFriday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM About this Location: For Madison paternity tests, you can come to our lab, located a short walk from Yahara River.
554 Grand Canyon Drive Suite 554 Madison, WI 53719
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Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM(M Lunch: 12-1 PM)Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM(T Lunch: 12-1 PM)Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM(W Lunch: 12-1 PM)Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM(Th Lunch: 12-1 PM)Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM(F Lunch: 12-1 PM) About this Location: You can obtain paternity tests in Madison, Wisconsin by visiting us at this location. It is down the block from Maywood Park.
358 Junction Road Madison, WI 53717
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Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMTuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMWednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMThursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMFriday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM About this Location: You can locate our clinic a short walk from Esther Beach Park.
1619 N Stoughton Road Madison, WI 53704
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Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMTuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMWednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMThursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMFriday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM About this Location: For Madison DNA testing, you can come to our lab, located nearby to Madison Water Utility.
554 Grand Canyon Drive Madison, WI 53719
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMTuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMWednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMThursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMFriday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM About this Location: Our clinic is nearby to Schwoegler Park.

Neighborhoods in Madison Served by our Clinics

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Eken Park
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Tenney-Lapham
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Dunn’s Marsh
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Midvale Heights
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Mansion Hill
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Brentwood Village
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Sherman Terrace
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Maple Woods
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Lost Creek
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Nakoma

Additional Services

We also offer other services, such as:

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Wisconsin Background Check for Madison, WI businesses

Citations

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“‘New kid in town’ — How a former King met the daughter he didn’t know existed.” The Athletic, 5 December 2019, https://theathletic.com/1427180/2019/12/05/new-kid-in-town-how-a-former-king-met-the-daughter-he-didnt-know-existed/.
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“Your Guide to Legal Fatherhood.” Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/files/publications/pdf/15445.pdf.