DNA Test - McAllen, TX
Health Street provides DNA tests & legal paternity testing in McAllen, Texas at a centrally located testing laboratory. Call (956) 467-0732 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.
Types of DNA Tests at our McAllen TX 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:
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 McAllen DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.
How to schedule a DNA Test in McAllen TX
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our McAllen 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 McAllen, plus many more locations throughout Texas and across the United States. During registration, we'll show you the nearest locations so you can choose the one that's most convenient. You'll pick the times and days that you prefer.
DNA Testing Experience
Health Street has been performing genetic tests nationally since 2010; our first DNA test in McAllen, TX was in April of 2015. Since then, our McAllen clinic locations have completed 9 DNA tests for local residents at our McAllen specimen collection sites, plus thousands more in other Texas locations and across the USA.
Commitment to Community
Health Street has long served the residents of McAllen, Texas. We are known in the area for being sensitive to the often difficult emotions surrounding DNA tests and legal paternity testing.
Of course, we have staff in our call center and McAllen clinic that speak Spanish.
Por supuesto, tenemos personal en nuestro centro de llamadas y en la clínica de McAllen que hablan español. Hablamos tu idioma!