DNA Test - Manassas, VA

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Manassas, Virginia at 3 testing laboratories. Call (703) 659-4187 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 a 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 Testing Manassas VA

Manassas VA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Manassas VA 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 Manassas DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Manassas VA

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Manassas 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 Manassas, plus many more locations throughout Virginia 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

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Manassas, the state of Manassas, Virginia, and throughout the nation.  The first DNA test that Health Street provided in Manassas, VA was in 2019.

Commitment to Community

We are very proud of the quality of our Manassas, VA DNA testing services. We are happy to serve Manassas families and residents with great attention to detail. 

Facts about DNA Testing in Manassas VA

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Manassas, VA

In Manassas, VA, you do not have to establish paternity if the child was born in marriage. In this case, it is assumed that the husband is the child's father. If you wait to get married until after giving birth to the child, you will need to establish paternity.

You must also establish paternity if:

you did not sign an Acknowledgement of Paternity form and your child was born out of wedlock.
you are trying to gain custody of your child.
you would like visitation rights.
you are trying to give or receive medical support or child support.

Paternity can be established by genetic testing, including DNA testing, and also by both parents signing an Acknowledgement of Paternity form, which is usually done in the hospital when the child is born. Doing this will ensure that the birth father will be listed on the birth certificate. You can also establish paternity by showing proof of a lawful adoption.

DNA testing can be done through the DCSE's district office to establish paternity. Testing results typically take less than three weeks.

Establishing paternity is not only beneficial for child custody purposes, but it also:

can help your child claim certain benefits if the father becomes disabled or dies.
allows the child to obtain any inheritance left by the father.
allows the child access to medical histories on both the mother's and father's sides of the family.
offers security to the child by giving the child of sense of belonging, self-worth, and sense of heritage.
can offer peace of mind to the man, knowing whether or not he is the father.

In some cases, it is possible for the man to file a petition of relief from legal determination of paternity, if reliable genetic testing has been done and determines the man is not the father of the child.

Virginia DNA Testing Experts say...

According to a post from Dougherty Tobias Iszard of Northern Virginia Law, P.C., nearly 12 percent of couples that live together in the United States are unmarried. The post continues on to say, "Married couples generally are considered the lawful parents of their children; however, this is not necessarily true for unmarried parents. If you and your partner have children, it is essential that you take necessary steps, such as establishing paternity, to ensure you both have parenting rights."

Neighborhoods In and Around Manassas That We Serve

Algonquin Hills
Baldwin District
Downtown Manassas
Prince Williams Yates Ford
Yorkshire Acres

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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