DNA Test - Melbourne, FL

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Melbourne, Florida at 8 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (321) 204-3911 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 Melbourne 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 - Melbourne, Florida

Melbourne FL DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Melbourne, Florida locations:

The most commonly ordered DNA test is a Paternity Test to conclusively establish whether or not a man is the biological father of a child.

Paternity Testing can be performed at our testing centers. DNA Testing can be done for other close family relationships, such as:

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 people being tested. 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 registering online and shipping the specimens to us.

Legally Admissible DNA Tests vs. "Peace of Mind" At-Home Tests

A Legal Paternity Test is a court admissible DNA testing service. 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. In order for the results of a DNA test to hold up in court, for child support, or to change the name on a birth certificate, the test must be done at a clinic using strict chain of custody procedures. Our Melbourne DNA testing technicians are trained to follow guidelines that ensure that the results can be used for legal purposes.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Melbourne FL

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Melbourne 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. Register online, or please call our customer service team, which can help you book your appointment over the phone.

We have state of the art testing labs and friendly clinics that perform the DNA sample collection in Melbourne, plus many more locations throughout Florida and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Melbourne. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Melbourne , FL so you can choose the testing center that is most convenient. When you register, you can also pick the appointment time and date that you prefer.

Why Health Street

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  The first DNA test in Melbourne, FL performed by Health Street was in 2017.

Dedication to Excellence

Our dedication to excellence includes our commitment to provide compassionate services and to helping people obtain the accurate DNA testing in Melbourne that they need. 

Melbourne, Florida - DNA Testing

Establishing Paternity in Melbourne, FL

According to Melbourne paternity attorneys at Tucker Mitnick, P.A., there are five ways to establish a child's legal paternity in Florida:

Marriage - If a child is born to a married couple, the husband is automatically deemed to be the legal father and no further action is needed.
Acknowledgment - Both the child's mother and father can sign a Florida Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity form and file it after the child is born.
Administrative order - The Florida Department of Revenue can issue a paternity order if a DNA test shows a man is the child's biological father.
Court Order - An interested party can petition the Florida courts to issue an order of paternity. In most cases, this will require a DNA paternity test.
Legitimization - If the parents are married after the child is born, they can legally update the child's birth record.

The Need for a Paternity Order

If paternity is not automatically presumed, there are several important advantages to taking the steps required to establish legal paternity. Beachfront Family Law, a divorce and child custody law firm serving Melbourne and the surrounding area, explains that the state of Florida does not recognize a man's rights or obligations to a child until paternity has been legally established.

This means that the man will not be able to establish legal visitation or petition the courts for custody. The man will also not have the right to make legal decisions or have any say in the child's upbringing. This includes the right to give consent to medical procedures, school choice, religious upbringing, relocation, or other critical facets of the child's life. In addition, the child's mother is unable to require the man to pay child support, provide medical insurance, or meet any other financial obligations.

Petitioning for Paternity in Florida Courts

When both parents don't agree about the identity of a child's biological father, it may be necessary to petition the courts to establish paternity. This can be done by the child's mother, the man believed to be the child's father, or the child. A judge will likely order a DNA test and one or both parents may be required to pay for the genetic testing as well as other court costs.

To initiate the process, a set of forms must be completed and submitted, along with a filing fee, to the Clerk of Court. In Melbourne, the courthouse is located at 51 S. Nieman Avenue.

Last updated 2/21/2023

Neighborhoods Served in Melbourne

Addison Village
Autumn Woods / Pelican Manor
Breeze Ridge
Eagle Lake East / Crown Heights
Magnolia Park
Sandhill Crossing
Sonesta Walk
Summer Brook / Wickham Forest
The Dunes At Oceanside Village
Vierra West

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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