DNA Test – Miami, FL
Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Miami, Florida at 25 testing laboratories. Call (786) 347-5972 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.
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DNA Test – Miami, Florida
Types of DNA Tests at our Miami, 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 Miami 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 Miami FL
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Miami 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 Miami, plus many more locations throughout Florida and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Miami. We’ll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Miami , 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
A Decade Plus of Experience
Health Street has provided DNA tests since 2010. The first DNA test we performed in Miami, FL was in 2019.
Dedicated to Excellence
We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in Miami.
Miami, Florida – DNA Testing
Establishing Paternity in Miami, FL
In the state of Florida, when two married parents have a child, no additional steps must be taken after the child’s birth to legally declare the biological father. However, in the event that two parents are not married and wish to establish paternity, the state requires a legal filing to declare the child’s biological father.
At the time of birth, two unmarried Miami parents may establish paternity by completing an Acknowledgment of Paternity form. This form is typically provided by hospital staff but may also be accessed at a later date through a local Florida Department of Health, Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics, or Florida Department of Children and Families office. Properly filing this form with the state of Florida declares a child’s legal father and will be necessary for child support agreements.
Navigating Troublesome Paternity Situations in Miami, FL
Not always will establishing paternity be as simple as completing a form and filing with the state of Florida. In certain instances, either mother or father will refuse to complete an Acknowledgment of Paternity, which prevents a parent from legally declaring the child’s father and creates roadblocks in the effort to seek child support services.
If this is the case, a parent will need to file a paternity petition with a Florida court and request that paternity is legally established. This process will typically include a summons for the opposing parent to participate in the establishment process, which can include DNA paternity testing. If DNA testing accurately determines the identity of the father, a Miami judge can then legally establish paternity as well as help establish custody and child support agreements for the two parents.
Experts in Miami, FL Say…
It’s important to note that using DNA paternity testing to help establish paternity in Miami not only benefits the parents but more importantly the child as well. According to Miami family law lawyer Sandy Fox, establishing paternity provides various efforts to help preserve the well-being of the child, including but not limited to health insurance benefits, social security benefits, and details of family medical history.
Last updated 7/27/2022