DNA Test – Merritt Island, FL
Health Street provides DNA testing in Merritt Island, Florida at 2 conveniently located testing laboratories. Register now, or call us at (321) 204-3912 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.
Shedule 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 – Merritt Island, Florida
Types of DNA Tests at our Merritt Island, 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:
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 Merritt Island 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 Merritt Island FL
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Merritt Island 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 Merritt Island, plus many more locations throughout Florida and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Merritt Island. We’ll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Merritt Island , 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
More than a Decade of Experience
Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Merritt Island, the state of Merritt Island, Florida, and throughout the nation. Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from Merritt Island to neighborhoods everywhere.
Commitment to Excellence
Our mission is to understand the DNA testing needs of our clients. We strive to provide the most accurate, fast, and conclusive paternity tests in Merritt Island.
DNA Tests in Merritt Island, FL
Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Merritt Island, FL
In Merritt Island, FL, paternity can be established by signing an Acknowledgement of Paternity form or by going to court. The court may order DNA testing to determine paternity. The Child Support Program can also help to establish paternity to avoid going to court and DNA testing is required for this process. Once paternity is established, child support and custody or visitation orders can be determined.
Merritt Island attorney, Daniel J. Freyberg, explains that in the state of Florida if a child is born out of wedlock, the child does not automatically have a legal father. “Although every child has a father in the biological sense, a child may not always have a legal father,” he states. “If a child is born out of wedlock and no action is taken by either parent to prove the identity of the biological father, or if no man steps forward to claim parenting rights, that child can be deprived of the rights and benefits of having a father.” According to Freyberg, Florida paternity laws are to help the child and father establish a legal relationship and to make sure the child is supported financially and emotionally. Establishing paternity obligates the father to support the child financially and gives the child access to medical insurance, benefits, and inheritance. Fathers benefit by obtaining legal decision-making rights involving the child’s life, as well as time spent with the child. Freyberg stated, “Conversely, in situations in which it is determined that a man is not the biological father, a paternity determination can free him from obligation to a child that is not his own.”