DNA Test - Murrells Inlet, SC

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina at 2 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (843) 561-4532 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 your Murrells Inlet DNA test appointment online. Our legal DNA test results can be used in court for matters such as: child support, birth certificates, and custody cases. Appointments can be scheduled together or separately. Legal DNA tests are done by cheek swab at our testing centers. We also offer home DNA test kits for peace of mind. DNA can be tested from hair, fingernails, and other specimens.

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DNA Test - Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

Murrells Inlet SC DNA Testing Locations

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

How to schedule a DNA Test in Murrells Inlet SC

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Murrells Inlet 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 Murrells Inlet, plus many more locations throughout South Carolina 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 Murrells Inlet, the state of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, and throughout the nation.  The first DNA test that Health Street provided in Murrells Inlet, SC was in 2018.

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 Murrells Inlet. 

Paternity Testing in Murrells Inlet, SC

Establishing Paternity in Murrells Inlet, SC

For unmarried Murrells Inlet parents, establishing legal paternity benefits everyone involved. It legally connects the child to their biological father and fairly divides the responsibilities and cost of raising that child between both parents. If you have full confidence in your child's paternity and choose to voluntarily establish paternity in South Carolina, the easiest way to go about the process is by completing a Paternity Acknowledgment form.

This free way to establish paternity — and have the father's name placed on the birth certificate — can be completed at the hospital following the child's birth. The legally binding document declares who is recognized to be the child's legal father and establishes his rights and responsibilities over that child. If this form cannot be completed at the hospital, both parents can file one at a later date though a Georgetown County Vital Records office or Health Department office.

Paternity Programs in Murrells Inlet, SC

For Murrells Inlet men who believe they have possibly fathered a child but don't have a relationship with either the mother or child, South Carolina established the Responsible Father Registry. By registering, the presumed father will be notified of any legal action involving the child, including notices for adoption and revocation of parental rights involving the mother.

Entering this program allows the presumed father to assume responsibility of the child in the case of these events and act as the legal guardian. Bear in mind, you may need to provide proof in Family Court that you are fit to become a legal guardian or submit to DNA testing to confirm accurate paternity.

Navigating Paternity Issues in Murrells Inlet, SC

Even with full confidence in her child's paternity, a Murrells Inlet mother may struggle to establish legal paternity due to the presumed father denying the paternity claim or refusing to sign a Paternity Acknowledgement. For situations where either parent refuses to complete a Paternity Acknowledgement, the best route of action is to file a paternity petition through Georgetown County Family Court.

A paternity petition opens the opportunity for the courts to mandate DNA paternity testing of the presumed father, mother, and child. Once results conclude the paternity claim is correct, the court will then take further steps to establish paternity, child support services, and custody/visitation agreements.

Neighborhoods in Murrells Inlet Served by our Clinics

Belle Vue
Creek Harbour
The Highlands
Laurel Bay
The Links
Mount Gilead
Pebble Creek
Pheasant Run
Silver Oaks

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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"Office Locations." South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, https://scdhec.gov/vital-records/office-locations
"Responsible Father Registry." South Carolina Department of Social Services, https://ssl.sc.gov/DSSFatherRegistry/FatherReg/RegIndex.aspx
"Family Court." Georgetown County, http://www.georgetowncountysc.org/218/Family-Court
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