DNA Testing – New Braunfels, TX

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in New Braunfels, Texas at 5 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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965 N Walnut Avenue
New Braunfels, TX 78130
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160 Creekside Way
New Braunfels, TX 78130
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2115 Stephens Place
New Braunfels, TX 78130
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1659 Highway 46
New Braunfels, TX 78132
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965 N Walnut Avenue
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DNA Test – New Braunfels, Texas

New Braunfels TX DNA Testing Locations

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:

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Grandparent DNA Test (if the father is not available for testing)
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Sibling DNA Test (possible brothers, sisters, or half-siblings)
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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 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. 

DNA Information for Braunfels

Establishing Paternity in New Braunfels, TX

When a child is born to two married New Braunfels parents, Texas law assumes the husband is the child’s biological father and paternity is automatically established. In the event a New Braunfels mother is not married at the time of a child’s birth, steps will need to be taken to legally establish paternity. In the state of Texas, paternity can be established either voluntarily or involuntarily.

To voluntarily establish paternity, both parents must sign an Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP). Both biological parents will be presented with the opportunity to sign an AOP at the hospital following the child’s birth. For instances in which either parent is not able to sign an AOP at the time of birth, both parents will then need to legally file with a New Braunfels area AOP Certified Entity.

When a mother and/or father disagree about a child’s assumed paternity, the two will need to involuntarily establish paternity. This means that either parent will need to file a paternity order through a Comal County court. From here, the presumed father will likely be ordered to take a DNA test to confirm paternity. If successful, the court can then establish any necessary child support payments or parenting agreements.

Dealing With Mistaken Paternity in New Braunfels, TX

In certain instances, a New Braunfels father may question his biological paternity after already establishing legal paternity over a child. Although the previous Texas Family Code made it a challenge to revoke paternity once legally established, the updated code now allows courts to legally terminate established paternity orders in cases of mistaken paternity.

Texas law will first require the presumed father to file a petition asking the court to terminate the legal parent-child relationship. If the man meets all legal requirements, Texas courts will then order the legal father and child to submit to DNA paternity testing. If it is determined the man is not the child’s biological father, the court can order termination of legal paternity and child support obligations.

Bear in mind, if there is any unpaid child support due up until the termination date, the individual will still be held responsible for any previously-owed payments.

Experts in New Braunfels, TX Say…

When a parent enters a request for child support through a Comal or Guadalupe County Family court, a judge will take a few things into consideration when constructing a child support order. According to New Braunfels family law attorney Tracie Wright-Reneau, one thing to remember is that Texas requires all children under the jurisdiction of a court order to have health insurance. This means that in addition to child support payments, the ordered payee will also have an obligation to either provide their own health insurance or pay a medical support amount as well.

Locations

Clinic Hours for DNA Testing in New Braunfels, Texas

2115 Stephens Place Suite 1200 New Braunfels, TX 78130
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

Monday: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PMTuesday: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PMWednesday: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PMThursday: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PMFriday: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM About this Location: This location is nearby to Canyon Middle School.

Some New Braunfels Neighborhoods That We Serve

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Additional Services

We also offer other services, such as:

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Citations

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“Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP).” Ken Paxton Attorney General of Texas, https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/child-support/paternity/acknowledgement-paternity-aop
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“Find an AOP Certified Entity.” Ken Paxton Attorney General of Texas, https://csapps.oag.texas.gov/find-AOP-certified-entity
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“Mistaken Paternity.” Ken Paxton Attorney General of Texas, https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/child-support/paternity/mistaken-paternity
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“Child Custody.” The Wright Reneau Law Firm, https://www.wrightreneaulaw.com/child-custody
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“New Braunfels Neighborhoods and Subdivisions.” My Texas Home Resource, https://www.mytexashomeresource.com/new-braunfels/neighborhoods/