DNA Test - Meridian, MS

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Meridian, Mississippi at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (601) 228-3995 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 an appointment for a DNA test quickly and easily. The parties can come together or you can set up separate appointments. Grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing are also available. Legal DNA tests are done at our testing centers. Peace of mind DNA tests can be done at home by cheek swab, hair, or fingernails.

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DNA Test - Meridian, Mississippi

Meridian MS DNA Testing Locations

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

How to schedule a DNA Test in Meridian MS

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

Dedicated to Excellence

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

Meridian, MS - DNA Testing

Experts Say...

Meridian law office, the McNair Firm, PLLC, explains the first step in establishing paternity. "When a child is born to unmarried parents, the first step to creating a legal bond is to establish paternity," the law firm stated. "Once paternity has been established, either through agreement or by DNA test, child support is ordered."

Establishing Paternity in Meridian, MS

Paternity is the process of giving a child a legal father. If the parents are married, the law considers the husband the child's legal father. However, unmarried parents must establish paternity. With two legal parents, a child gains a sense of identity, access to medical information from both families, child support, and certain benefits, like social security, veteran's benefits, and inheritance. The easiest time to establish paternity in Merdian is at the hospital when the child is born. Parents can sign an Acknowledgement of Paternity, a voluntary legal form they can complete at the hospital. The Child Support Program can help parents sign an acknowledgment form later, at any time before the child turns 21. The local office is located at 2911 8th St, Suite A&B in Meridian. If the parents can not establish paternity voluntarily, they can go to court.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Meridian, MS

If either parent questions the child's biological father, they can use DNA testing to determine paternity before signing an Acknowledgment of Paternity form. If establishing paternity in court, a judge may order a DNA test to prove the child's father before legally establishing paternity. DNA tests are a reliable and accurate way to prove fatherhood. DNA test samples are usually taken by swabbing the inside of the alleged father's and child's cheeks, and specimens are analyzed in a certified lab. DNA test results can determine the probability that a man is the child's biological father with over 99.9% accuracy.

Last updated 11/30/2023

Some Meridian Neighborhoods That We Serve

Glad Acres
North Hills
Rob Sims/Gene Carr
Russell Manor Road
Southeast Lauderdale
The Commons
Valley Rd
Willow Ridge
Zero/Causeyville Rd

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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"Acknowledgement of Paternity." Mississippi Department of Human Services, https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/7978.pdf
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