DNA Test - Marietta, GA

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Marietta, Georgia at 7 testing laboratories. Call (423) 342-4652 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 Testing Marietta, Georgia

Marietta GA DNA Testing Locations

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

How to schedule a DNA Test in Marietta GA

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Marietta 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 Marietta, plus many more locations throughout Georgia 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. The first DNA test we performed in Marietta, GA was in 2020.

Commitment to the Marietta Community

Health Street takes great pride in its sensitivity to the needs of the families of Marietta. We take our reputation seriously, and we are dedicated to providing the highest quality DNA tests and customer service.

Marietta, Georgia - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Marietta, GA

Under Georgia law, when paternity is established, it determines the legal relationship between the father and the child. However, it does not give him the rights and responsibilities, such as visitation hours, custody, or the obligation of paying child support. To pursue these rights, a father must first establish paternity.

Parents can show the man is the father by signing a paper called a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity. They can do this in the hospital when the baby is born or later. However, if there's any doubt, many parents go to court to have the judge decide. The court will often request a DNA test to prove the biological relationship between the man and child.

Health Street offers DNA testing services in Marietta, Georgia, where people can schedule appointments and learn once and for all about their biological relationships. Our DNA testing usually consists of a simple cheek swab—painless, quick, and highly accurate.

Marietta, Georgia: Benefits of establishing paternity

Legally establishing paternity can be beneficial for the parents and the child. Without establishing paternity, the father has no right to ask for custody, visitation hours, or be a part of important decisions about the child's life, and the mother will not be able to ask for child support. The child can also miss out on multiple benefits if paternity is not established.

Once paternity is determined, the child may be eligible for inheritance, Social Security benefits, and possibly veterans or disability benefits, if available. The child can also have a better sense of identity and access to medical records of both sides of the family to learn about health risks that may be genetic.

Last updated 9/12/2023

Some Marietta Neighborhoods That We Serve

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Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:

Citations

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Paternity acknowledgements. Georgia Department of Public Health. (n.d.-b). https://dph.georgia.gov/ways-request-vital-record/paternity-acknowledgements
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Emerson, Bo. "Baby abandoned in Atlanta finds his family 74 years later." Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 2 October 2019, https://www.ajc.com/lifestyles/baby-abandoned-atlanta-finds-his-family-years-later/LPX7qtHdr1XFJVVNHKNYLL/