DNA Testing – New Braunfels, TX
Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in New Braunfels, Texas at 3 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (830) 215-0274 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 New Braunfels 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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New Braunfels, TX 78130
DNA Test – New Braunfels, Texas
Types of DNA Tests at our New Braunfels, 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:
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 New Braunfels DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.
How to schedule a DNA Test in New Braunfels TX
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our New Braunfels 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 New Braunfels, 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 New Braunfels, the state of New Braunfels, Texas, and throughout the nation. The first DNA test that Health Street provided in New Braunfels, TX was in 2019.
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 New Braunfels.
New Braunfels, Texas – DNA Testing
Establishing paternity in New Braunfels, TX
Unmarried parents from New Braunfels, Texas, have two options for establishing paternity. If they both agree about who is the biological father and have no reason to doubt it, they can sign the Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP). The process is relatively easy; however, parents must cooperate with AOP-certified entities trained by the Office of the Attorney General. The birth father becomes the legal father once the document is completed and filed.
Another option for establishing paternity is going to court. Parents usually choose this option when they disagree or have doubts about paternity. The judge often asks the alleged father and the child to take a DNA test to prove their biological relationship. Once paternity is established, the judge can also determine custody, child support, and visitation hours if necessary.
Health Street offers court-admissible DNA tests and can help establish a legally binding relationship. Our tests are non-invasive, quick, and reliable, and people from New Braunfels can visit one of our walk-in clinics situated throughout New Braunfels.
New Braunfels, Texas: Mistaken Paternity
If a father questions his relationship with a child, he may choose to file a petition to terminate the legal relationship. The court will then hold a pretrial hearing, which is meant to decide whether he meets the legal requirements to proceed with the case. If he does, the judge will order a DNA test for the man and the child. If the DNA test proves he is not the birth father of the child, the judge may choose to termite their relationship. The father must still pay child support up to the termination date.
New Braunfels, Texas: Benefits of Establishing Paternity
Establishing paternity in New Braunfels, Texas can come with several benefits for all parties involved. Upon establishing paternity, the father can gain legal rights and responsibilities, including the ability to seek custody or visitation hours.
The child may also receive benefits like potential inheritance, social security, life and health insurance, and the ability to access necessary medical information from both sides of the family. It can also means additional emotional and financial support for the child.
Last updated 5/25/2023