DNA Test – Minneapolis, MN

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Minneapolis, Minnesota at 3 conveniently located testing laboratories. Call (612) 540-1963 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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825 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402
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7550 34th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55450
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7685 Parklawn Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55435

DNA Testing Minneapolis MN

Minneapolis MN DNA Testing Locations

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

How to schedule a DNA Test in Minneapolis MN

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis, plus many more locations throughout Minnesota 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.

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 Minneapolis as well as communities all across the nation.

Commitment to Community

We at Health Street are very proud of our many years of working with people who need DNA testing in Minneapolis. 

Facts about DNA Testing in Minneapolis MN

DNA Test Reunites Sisters in Minneapolis

Minneapolis resident Luciana Venegas knew almost nothing about her family for close to 70 years. She had done some research in the past, hoping to learn that she had biological siblings, but never found any solid leads. Then, a DNA test changed everything.

The results pointed Venegas to two biological sisters, Margie Torres Antunez and Monica Garcia. The two said that they always knew they might have had another sibling, but didn’t know how to find her. Once the test helped them find each other, the three met in person. Margie and Monica have eight other siblings, which means that Venegas now has a huge family of siblings, cousins, nieces, and nephews that she can meet and get to know on a personal level.

In Minneapolis, A Birth Certificate May Not Always be Enough

When a child in Minneapolis is born to an unmarried couple, the mother is automatically assumed to be the sole custodial parent. According to Minneapolis law firm Robinson Duffy, even if a father’s name is listed on a birth certificate or he has signed a Recognition of Parentage form at the hospital, he will not be awarded any rights.

A father who wants to establish his parental rights must file a formal court action and take a DNA test to establish paternity. It’s also important to complete all of the necessary follow-up steps to ensure proper care of his child. Since this is a complex process, it’s always a good idea for fathers to consult with an experienced paternity attorney before initiating a paternity claim.

Minneapolis Economy and Industries

With a population of just over 416,000, Minneapolis is a large urban area that is considered one of the best places to live in Minnesota. The median home value here is about $236,000 and most people who live in the city rent, rather than own their homes. The median household income in Minneapolis is just under $60,000.

The primary industry in Minneapolis is manufacturing. This includes the manufacturing of electronics, machinery, and medical products as well as food processing, milling, and graphic arts. The “twin cities,” consisting of Minneapolis and St. Paul, is one of the largest commercial centers between the West Coast and Chicago. It’s home to 16 Fortune 500 companies, 30 Fortune 1000 companies, and several of the largest private companies in the world. Other major industries that are important to the economy in Minneapolis include education, technology, insurance, and banking.


Clinic Hours for DNA Testing in Minneapolis, Minnesota

825 Nicollet Mall Suite 406 Minneapolis, MN 55402
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

Monday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PMTuesday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PMWednesday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PMThursday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PMFriday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM About this Location: Our lab is located down the block from Hennepin County Medical Center. You can’t miss us.
7550 34th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55450
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMTuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMWednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMThursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMFriday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM About this Location: Our clinic is in walking distance from Loring Park. There is plenty of parking available.
7685 Parklawn Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55435
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMTuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMWednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMThursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMFriday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM About this Location: Visit us at this location. We are across from Parade Park. You can’t miss us.

Neighborhoods Served in Minneapolis

West Broadway
West Bank
Dinky Town
Linden Hills
North LoopWarehouse District
East Town

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