DNA Test - Mount Pleasant, SC

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina at 2 conveniently located testing laboratories. Register now, or call us at (843) 285-6678 or schedule online. with any questions. Our paternity testing (including grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing) determines if two or more people are related.

Schedule an appointment for a DNA test quickly and easily. The parties can come together or you can set up separate appointments. Grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing are also available. Legal DNA tests are done at our testing centers. Peace of mind DNA tests can be done at home by cheek swab, hair, or fingernails.

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DNA Test - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Mount Pleasant SC DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 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 Mount Pleasant 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 Mount Pleasant SC

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Mount Pleasant 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 Mount Pleasant, plus many more locations throughout South Carolina and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Mount Pleasant. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Mount Pleasant , SC 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 Mount Pleasant, the state of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, and throughout the nation.  Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from Mount Pleasant 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 Mount Pleasant. 

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Mount Pleasant, SC

In Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, unmarried parents have two options to establish paternity: voluntarily or involuntarily. If both parties agree on paternity, they can sign the Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP) at the hospital. The AOP must then be filed it with the Office of Vital Records. After the form has been filed, the man becomes the legal father. The father's name can also be added to the birth certificate of the child.

If there are doubts about paternity, or if both parties cannot come to an agreement, individuals often choose to establish paternity through the court. The judge may order DNA testing, which is a reliable and non-invasive method to prove paternity. DNA testing involves a simple cheek swab, and the results are 99.9% accurate. After paternity is established, the judge may also establish custody, child support, and visitation hours if necessary.

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina: Benefits of establishing paternity

Establishing paternity in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, provides several benefits for both the child and the parents. Both parents can participate in decisions regarding their child's health, education, or religious upbringing.

Additionally, the child can benefit by:

Knowing both parents help with a better sense of identity
They can build a healthy relationship with both parents
They get access to the medical history of both sides of the family
There are also veterans benefits, life insurance, medical insurance, Social Security and the right to inherit

Health Street's DNA testing services can help parents establish paternity with ease. Our tests are 99.9% accurate and involve a simple cheek swab, making the process quick and non-invasive.

Last updated 4/12/2023

Some Mount Pleasant Neighborhoods That We Serve

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South Carolina Department of Social Services. (n.d.). Paternity Acknowledgment Affidavit. Retrieved April 12, 2023, from https://dss.sc.gov/media/1257/paternity-acknowledgement.pdf