DNA Test - Minneapolis, MN

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Minneapolis, Minnesota at 17 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 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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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. 

Minneapolis, Minnesota - DNA Testing

Minneapolis-Area Woman Finds Long Lost Sister

After taking a DNA test, Eiley Misfeldt was surprised to learn that she had a sister she never knew about. Misfeldt, who is from Eden Prairie just 12 miles southwest of downtown Minneapolis, was excited to reunite with her newfound sister, Soojee Dufresne of New York. Both were adopted from South Korea when they were just a few months old, and each did not know the other existed. Dufresne, who is three years older than Misfeldt, said the discovery was a big relief for her since she often felt as if no one else was related to her. They met for the first time and are excited to spend more time together. According to Misfeldt, "We have a bucket list of wasted time that we've got to fill."

Women Switched at Birth in Twin Cities Meet After 72 Years

After taking a DNA test, two women discovered that they had been switched at birth at St. Paul's Bethesda Hospital, just 15 minutes from Minneapolis. Denice Juneski was a blonde who grew up with a family of redheads while Linda Jourdeanswas a redhead who grew up in a family of blondes. After taking a DNA test, Juneski discovered that she was not biologically related to her parents or siblings. Around the same time, Jourdeans' niece noticed Juneski on her DNA test results. Further DNA testing revealed that the two had been switched 72 years ago. The two have now met and become friends.

Prince's Post-Death Paternity Drama

When famous Minneapolis-born singer/songwriter Prince died in 2016, he did not leave behind a will. Just a few months later, a Colorado prison inmate filed a paternity claim with the Minnesota state courts against Prince's estate, claiming that he was his biological son. Carlin Q. Williams petitioned the courts for a DNA test, stating that his mother had a one-night stand with Prince in 1976. Under Minnesota law, when no will is found, biological children are first in line for inheritance. A judge ordered the DNA testing, but the results confirmed that Williams was not Prince's son.

Last updated 7/27/2022

Neighborhoods Served in Minneapolis

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

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