DNA Test - Millington, TN

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Millington, Tennessee at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (901) 586-0827 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 - Millington, Tennessee

Millington TN DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Millington, Tennessee 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:

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Grandparent DNA Test (if the father is not available for testing)
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Sibling DNA Test (possible brothers, sisters, or half-siblings)
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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 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 Millington 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 Millington TN

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Millington 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 Millington, plus many more locations throughout Tennessee and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Millington. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Millington , TN 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. We have provided DNA tests and paternity tests to thousands of people in Millington as well as communities all across the nation.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

Millington, TN - DNA Testing

Experts Say...

PattersonBray Attorneys, serving Millington, TN, explain what it means to establish paternity. "Establishing paternity refers to the determination of a child's legal father and the related rights and obligations of the father to the child," the law firm said. "Every child has a biological father, but not every child has a legal father. When paternity has been established it means that someone has been named the legal father of a child."

Establishing Paternity in Millington, TN

Establishing paternity gives a child a sense of security and allows the parents to share emotional, legal, and financial parenting responsibilities. If the parents are married when their child is born, the husband automatically becomes the child's legal father. However, if the parents are not married, they must establish paternity. The easiest way to establish paternity in Millington is by signing a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity, a legal form stating the child's father, at the hospital when the child is born. Parents can also sign the form later at the local Health Department, Child Support Office, or the Office of Vital Records. The Shelby County Health Department is located at 8225 US-51 in Millington. If the parents cannot agree to establish paternity voluntarily, they can go to court, and the judge may order DNA testing to determine paternity.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Millington, TN

Either parent or the Child Support Office can request a DNA test to prove paternity. Parents should not sign a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity until obtaining DNA test results if either one is unsure of the child's biological father. The court may also require DNA testing if either parent denies paternity. DNA test samples are taken by swabbing the inside of the cheeks and sent to a certified laboratory for analysis.

Once a DNA test proves that an alleged father is the biological father, the parents can choose to sign a paternity acknowledgment form to establish paternity voluntarily. If establishing paternity through the court, the judge will issue an Order of Parentage. Once paternity is established, the court can provide visitation, child support, and custody orders.

Last updated 10/16/2023

Neighborhoods In and Around Millington That We Serve

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Montgomery Rd
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Veterans Pkwy
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W Navy Cir
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Astoria Ave
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E National St
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Harrold St
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Newport Rd
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Bill Knight Rd
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Saratoga Rd
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Kiowa St

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Citations

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"Establishing Paternity in Tennessee." Patterson Bray Attorneys, https://pattersonbray.com/establishing-paternity-in-tennessee/
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"Establishing Paternity." Tennessee Department of Human Services, https://www.tn.gov/humanservices/for-families/child-support-services/child-support-establishing-paternity.html
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"Establishing Paternity - What Parents Need to Know About Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity." Tennessee Department of Human Services, https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/human-services/documents/345773%20Establishing%20Paternity%2002-19.pdf
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"Millington Public Health Clinic." Shelby County Health Department, https://www.shelbytnhealth.com/facilities/facility/details/Millington-Public-Health-Clinic-6