DNA Test - Missouri City, TX

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Missouri City, Texas at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (281) 612-6513 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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DNA Test - Missouri City, Texas

Missouri City TX DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Missouri City, Texas 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:

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 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 Missouri City 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 Missouri City TX

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Missouri City 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 Missouri City, plus many more locations throughout Texas and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Missouri City. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Missouri City , TX 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

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Missouri City, the state of Missouri City, Texas, and throughout the nation.  Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from Missouri City to neighborhoods everywhere.

Commitment to Excellence

Our mission is to understand the DNA testing needs of our clients. We strive to provide the most accurate, fast, and conclusive paternity tests in Missouri City. 

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How to Establish Paternity in Missouri City

When an unmarried couple has a child, the child is considered not to have a legal father until steps are taken to establish paternity. According to Missouri City-based paternity lawyers at Angela Faye Brown & Associates, PLLC, there are two ways to establish paternity in Texas. The first is for both parents to sign and file an Acknowledgment of Paternity affidavit. This legal document declares that the man is the child's father. However, for this option to work, both parents must agree about the child's paternity, and both must sign the form.

When there is a dispute regarding the identity of the child's father or the relationship between the parents is strained, it may be necessary to file a Suit to Establish Paternity with the courts. This typically requires a DNA test to prove the man is the child's biological father. If the test confirms this, the court can issue a court order establishing paternity.

Reasons to Establish Paternity

While there are some extra steps involved, taking the time to establish a child's legal paternity as early as possible can create some significant benefits. The Thornton Esquire Law Group, which serves Missouri City and the surrounding area, states that some of the primary benefits of establishing paternity include:

The ability for the child to receive financial support from both parents.
The ability of the father to take an active role in the child's life.

In addition, once legal paternity has been established, the father can also petition the courts to request visitation and/or custody rights.

How Paternity Affects Child Custody

The Alsandor Law Firm, a family law practice serving the Missouri City area, specializes in child custody. The firm's experts confirm that under Texas law, until legal paternity has been established an unwed mother has sole custody of her child. This gives her the sole right to make all decisions regarding the child's well-being and education, as well as making all medical and legal decisions. The father also has no custody or visitation rights.

A man who wants to have rights regarding his child must first establish legal paternity, either through an Acknowledgment of Paternity affidavit or a court order.

Last updated 3/31/2023

Neighborhoods In and Around Missouri City That We Serve

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Pebble Beach
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Silver Ridge
The Crossing At Riverstone
The Enclave
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