DNA Test - Monahans, TX

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Monahans, Texas at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (432) 242-4167 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 - Monahans, Texas

Monahans TX DNA Testing Locations

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

How to schedule a DNA Test in Monahans TX

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Monahans 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 Monahans, plus many more locations throughout Texas and across the United States. During registration, we'll show you the nearest locations for DNA testing so you can choose the site that's most convenient. You'll also pick the times and days that you prefer.

Why Health Street

More than a Decade of Experience

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

Monahans, TX - DNA Testing

How to Establish Paternity in Monahans

In the state of Texas, when a child is born to parents who are not married, the child does not have a legal father until paternity has been established. This can easily be done by signing and filing an Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP) form, which needs to be completed by both parents. However, if there is any doubt about the identity of the child's biological father, an AOP form is not an option. In this case, paternity must be established through the court system. It's common for the judge to require a court-ordered DNA paternity test prior to issuing a ruling. For residents of Monahans, paternity cases are held within the Ward County Court System.

Rescinding an Acknowledgment of Paternity in Texas

Monahans residents who have signed and filed an Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP) form should be aware of their rights. Once the form has been processed, the man becomes the child's legal father and is given all the duties and rights of parenthood. However, if circumstances change and one party realizes a mistake has been made, an AOP can be rescinded within 60 days by signing and filing a Rescission of Acknowledgment of Paternity form. If you miss the deadline, you may also be able to challenge the AOP by filing a court case. However, you must be able to prove fraud, duress, or a mistake of fact, and reversal is not guaranteed.

The Connection Between DNA Tests and Child Support

Every child deserves to be supported by both parents. According to experts at The Law Office of William B. Doonan, which serves clients in Monahans and the surrounding area, Texas law allows the courts to issue a child support order to one or both parents. However, if paternity has not yet been established, one of the following must occur before a child support order can be issued:

  1. Both parents sign and file a voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity form.
  2. Both parents and the judge sign an Agreed Paternity Order, which establishes paternity, custody, visitation, child support, and medical support.
  3. A judge issues a court order for paternity. This is necessary when the parents don't agree.

Once paternity is established using one of these methods, the courts can issue and enforce a child support order.

Last updated 10/16/2023

Some Monahans Neighborhoods That We Serve

W Sealy Ave
S Main Ave
S Stockton Ave
E 8th St
N Eva Ave
S Mabel Ave
S Alice Ave
S Eric Ave

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Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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