DNA Testing - Muskegon, Michigan

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Muskegon, Michigan at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (231) 216-2826 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 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 - Muskegon, Michigan

Muskegon MI DNA Testing Locations

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

How to schedule a DNA Test in Muskegon MI

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Muskegon 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 Muskegon, plus many more locations throughout Michigan 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 Muskegon, the state of Muskegon, Michigan, and throughout the nation.  Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from Muskegon 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 Muskegon. 

DNA Testing for Muskegon

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Muskegon, MI

In Muskegon, MI, if the parents are married when the wife becomes pregnant or if the child is born during the marriage, the husband automatically becomes the child's legal father and paternity does not need to be established.

If two parents are not married at the time of the child's birth, the parents must establish paternity, which can be done either voluntarily or through the court.

To establish paternity voluntarily, both parents must agree on who to name as the child's father. Both parents must then sign an affidavit. This can be done in the hospital at the time of the child's birth and after it's signed, the father can be added to the birth certificate. The affidavit may also be signed at a later date by contacting Muskegon County's Department of Health and Human Services.

If two unmarried parents cannot agree to sign the affidavit voluntarily, they can ask the local family court for help. The court may require DNA testing, or genetic testing, to prove paternity.

Experts Say...

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) explains the importance of establishing paternity by saying, "Establishing a legal father is very important for a child who is born to unmarried parents. It gives the child the same rights and benefits as those of a child whose parents are married."

The rights and benefits the MDHHS is referring to are:

Giving the child a sense of identity.
Giving the child a sense of belonging by knowing and having a relationship with both sides of the family.
Financial support. Both parents can share the costs of raising the child, making it more likely that the child will have his or her needs met.
Obtaining benefits such as health insurance, life insurance, social security, inheritance, pensions, and veteran's benefits.
The opportunity to obtain medical records from both sides of the family and have access to family medical histories.

Some Muskegon Neighborhoods That We Serve

Campbell Field
East Muskegon
Jackson Hill
Marsh Field

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


"Paternity Establishment." Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS), https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-73971_5528_61204_41278---,00.html
"County Offices: Muskegon County." MDHHS, https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-73970_5461_66818-287865--,00.html
"City of Muskegon Neighborhood Association Map." City of Muskegon, https://www.muskegon-mi.gov/cresources/City-of-Muskegon.pdf