DNA Test - Montgomery, AL

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Montgomery, Alabama at 4 testing laboratories. Call (334) 600-2319 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 - Montgomery, Alabama

Montgomery AL DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Montgomery, Alabama 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 Montgomery 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 Montgomery AL

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

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  The first DNA test in Montgomery, AL performed by Health Street was in 2018.

Dedication to Excellence

Our dedication to excellence includes our commitment to provide compassionate services and to helping people obtain the accurate DNA testing in Montgomery that they need. 

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Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Montgomery, AL

If two parents agree that the man is the child's biological father, they can establish paternity voluntarily and avoid going to court. Once they sign the voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity form, the father's name can be added to the birth certificate and he will have paternity rights. However, in Montgomery, AL, if two parents cannot agree to establish paternity, they'll go to the Montgomery County family court, and the court will order DNA testing to prove paternity. Once the DNA test confirms that the man is the child's father, the judge will issue child support, custody, and visitation orders.

Experts Say...

The Harris Firm, attorneys at law serving Montgomery, AL, explains paternity. "Paternity is the legal link between a father and a child," the law firm explains. "Beyond the joys of being a parent, being legally designated a child's father is very important when it comes to matters like custody, child support, and inheritance...The easiest way to establish paternity is voluntarily." The Harris Firm said that if the parents are not married when the child is born, the parents may need a DNA test for the father to have legal rights to the child. DNA testing may also be requested if a man is the presumed father, but thinks he may not be the biological father. According to the law firm, "You should consider asking the court to sever your presumed paternity. If not, you could still be considered the legal father and responsible for all that comes with that."

The Importance of Establishing Paternity

Establishing paternity gives the child a legal father. Paternity must be established for the mother to receive financial assistance. To help Montgomery parents, the state of Alabama has a Child Support Enforcement Program. This effort helps families to establish paternity, obtain an order for child support payment, and secure court order compliance.

Paternity also benefits the child by allowing a relationship with both parents, health insurance coverage, access to family medical information, inheritance, social security, and other available benefits. Establishing paternity allows fathers to obtain visitation and custody rights to the child and to have an equal say in important decisions regarding the child's life.

Last updated 8/25/2022

Some Montgomery Neighborhoods That We Serve

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Woodcrest Estates Hwy 80
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Garden District
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Family Court, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Alabama, https://montgomery.alacourt.gov/family-court/
"Establishing Paternity in Alabama." The Harris Firm, https://www.theharrisfirmllc.com/paternity-petitions-in-alabama/
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