DNA Test - Milwaukee, WI
Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at 8 conveniently located testing laboratories. Call (414) 240-3774 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 Milwaukee WI 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 Milwaukee DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.
How to schedule a DNA Test in Milwaukee WI
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Milwaukee, Wisconsin DNA testing locations 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 Milwaukee, plus many more locations throughout Wisconsin 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.
Wisconsin Law Adds DNA Testing as Administrative Means of Determining Paternity
Milwaukee residents involved in a child support case who need to establish paternity have accurate genetic testing at their disposal. The Wisconsin state legislature passed Senate Bill 158 (SB158) and its partner State Assembly Bill 166 in January of 2020. These laws add DNA testing as an acceptable administrative means of determining legal paternity. Before this legislation, the paternity of children born to unmarried parents was determined by the voluntary signing of an acknowledgment of paternity form or by court adjudication.
Thanks to SB158, paternity testing can be used to conclusively determine legal paternity. The court will send written notice of the test results to both the mother and presumed father in the case.
Milwaukee Man Reunited with Daughter He Was Told Wasn't His
When UW-Madison students Tom Peters and pregnant Carlotta Pucci separated in 1963, Pucci told Peters that the child wasn't his as she moved out of their home. Pucci settled in with John Hebblethwaite, her former employer who she said was the father of her child. Fast-forward to 2015, and the death of Pucci (remarried as Hebblethwaite) finally permitted her close friends to reveal to her daughter Mary Jane Millehan what they believed to be the truth for years: Hebblethwaite was not Millehan's father, but Peters was.
Millehan had suspected something for years, given how different she was from the one father she'd ever known. After Pucci's brother gave Millehan Peters' Milwaukee-based telephone number, the two connected and immediately hit it off. They soon took an at-home DNA test, revealing with almost 100% accuracy that they were indeed father and daughter. Although Millehan struggles to understand her mother's choices, she is happy to now know the truth.
Long-lost Wisconsin Siblings Reunite after Living Hours Apart for Decades
Wisconsin native Alissa Broughton knew she was adopted, but didn't even consider doing DNA testing to learn more about her background until her doctor suggested it for medical reasons. To Broughton's surprise, her test results revealed much more than just her health background— they identified a half-sister. Broughton learned she was most likely related to fellow Wisonsonian Jesse Bablitch.
Broughton soon got into contact with Bablitch, who knew she had an older sibling but had no idea how to track her down. Bablitch had also been adopted with her two brothers by a family in Milwaukee. Since making the connection, Broughton has met Bablitch and her other siblings and is excited to continue learning more about her biological family.
DNA Testing Experience
Health Street has been performing genetic tests nationally since 2010; our first DNA test in Milwaukee, WI was in March of 2015.