DNA Test - Marrero, LA

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Marrero, Louisiana at 2 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (504) 500-4335 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 your Marrero DNA test appointment online. Our legal DNA test results can be used in court for matters such as: child support, birth certificates, and custody cases. Appointments can be scheduled together or separately. Legal DNA tests are done by cheek swab at our testing centers. We also offer home DNA test kits for peace of mind. DNA can be tested from hair, fingernails, and other specimens.

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DNA Test - Marrero, Louisiana

Marrero LA DNA Testing Locations

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

How to schedule a DNA Test in Marrero LA

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Marrero 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 Marrero, plus many more locations throughout Louisiana 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 Marrero as well as communities all across the nation.

Dedicated to Excellence

We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in Marrero. 

DNA Paternity Testing in Marrero, LA

Experts Say...

Nicaud & Sunseri Law Firm, serving Marrero, LA and Jefferson Parish, explains the importance of establishing paternity. "Whenever a child is born, there are so many tasks that need to get done right away," the law firm stated. " if the child's parents were not married, there is one important task that cannot wait. The parents must establish legal paternity. Without it, the father will have no right to custody of the child and the mother will have no right to child support payments from the father."

In Marrero, LA, when a child is born to unmarried parents, the mother is the child's only legal parent, even if both parents are in a committed relationship when the child is born.

Nicaud & Sunseri Law Firm explains that if a child is born within 300 days of a divorce, the ex-husband is presumed to be the child's father.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Marrero, LA

In Marrero, LA, the unmarried parents have the option to sign an Acknowledgement of Paternity Affidavit. The legal document may be signed at the hospital when the child is born or later at the Louisiana Vital Records Registry.

If the parents do not agree to sign the form, paternity may be established through the courts. A DNA test to prove paternity may be ordered by the court.

Either parent may request a DNA test for paternity and DNA samples must be taken from the mother, alleged father, and child. The parents may settle a case with DNA testing before going to court. If the parents go to court and the alleged father is found to be the child's biological father, the court will issue a final paternity judgment and the father's name will be added to the birth certificate.

Once paternity is established, child support and financial obligations can be determined.

Neighborhoods Served in Marrero

Barataria Park
Bayou Des Families
Bent Tree
Corinne Dr
Crown Point
Cypress Grove
Whispering Oaks / Ridgecrest

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


"Establishing paternity in Louisiana when a child is born out of wedlock." Nicaud & Sunseri Law Firm, LLC, https://www.nslawla.com/articles/establishing-paternity-in-louisiana-when-a-child-is-born-out-of-wedlock/
Castillo, Amy. "Paternity in Louisiana." DivorceNet, https://www.divorcenet.com/resources/paternity-louisiana.html
"Paternity Information." Louisiana Department of Health, https://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/681
State Registrar and Vital Records, Louisiana Department of Health, https://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/subhome/21
"Discover your Marrero neighborhood." Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/marrero--la/