DNA Test - Midlothian, VA

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Midlothian, Virginia at 3 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (804) 203-1478 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 Midlothian 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 - Midlothian, Virginia

Midlothian VA DNA Testing Locations

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

How to schedule a DNA Test in Midlothian VA

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

Dedicated to Excellence

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

DNA Testing in Midlothian, VA

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Midlothian, VA

Paternity, which means legal fatherhood, needs to be established when a child is born to unmarried parents. In Midlothian, VA, when a child is born to married parents, the husband is the child's legal father, and paternity does not need to be established.

In Midlothian, VA, paternity can be established by signing an Acknowledgment of Paternity form or through the court system. An Acknowledgement of Paternity form can be filed voluntarily by both parents, free of charge. If one parent does not agree to sign the voluntary form, an order of paternity must be issued for the courts to determine paternity. If one parent denies paternity or the mother and alleged father are unsure of who the biological father is, DNA testing will be done to prove paternity. The child, mother, and alleged father submit DNA samples for testing. DNA tests can show up to a 99.9 percent probability that a man is the child's biological father.

Once paternity is proven, paternity may be established and the father's name will be added to the birth certificate.

Experts Say...

"Not only is establishing paternity important to fostering a father-child relationship," says DiPietro Law Group, LLC of Virginia, "it is critical if you want your child to inherit from you, share in social security and other government benefits that you may receive, or obtain health and medical benefits under your plan(s). Paternity will also be helpful in determining your child's family members' medical histories, which can be important in predicting and preventing diseases." The law group said that fathers have legal obligations to support their children. Fathers also have the right to ask for court-ordered custody and visitation. To do so, paternity must be legally established.

Neighborhoods Served in Midlothian

King William Woods
James River West
Huguenot Ridge
The Grove
Windy Ridge
Hunters Chase
Oak Park
Old Hundred Mill
Otterdale Rd

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