DNA Test - Michigan City, IN
Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Michigan City, Indiana at a centrally located testing laboratory. Call (219) 215-5188 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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Types of DNA Tests at our Michigan City IN 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 Michigan City DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.
How to schedule a DNA Test in Michigan City IN
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Michigan City 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 Michigan City, plus many more locations throughout Indiana 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 Test Confirms Identity of Human Remains found in Michigan City
In 2013, LaPorte County officials found human remains in a wooded area outside of Michigan City near county limits. After receiving no beneficial leads shedding light on the body's identity, authorities eventually submitted a DNA sample from the body to the Indiana State Police DNA laboratory for testing. Officials asked the public for any information concerning a missing person but shared little details about the condition of the remains.
Officials eventually matched the DNA test results to Candi Brown, a Michigan City woman who went missing in August of 2012. She had been declared missing when she didn't turn up and her car was found abandoned outside a bar. She is survived by her husband, David Morris. While identifying the remains was a success, the investigation into Brown's death has yet to explain what happened.
Michigan City Mother Files Paternity Lawsuit Naming Wesley Snipes as Father
Wesley Snipes may be best known for his starring role in the Blade series and other blockbuster hits, but his name came up in the Michigan City law books as well. Michigan City resident Lanise Pettis said she met Snipes in Chicago in 2000 and ultimately had several of his children, though she was only requesting support for two of the youngest at the time.
In 2005, her application for public assistance triggered a state request for a paternity test from Snipes. Snipes ultimately filed a petition claiming the court had no jurisdiction to request a DNA test and refused to comply with the order. Witnesses close to Pettis said there was most likely little merit to her claims.
DNA Testing Experience
Health Street has been performing DNA tests across the United States for more than ten years.