DNA Test - New Port Richey, FL

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Health Street provides DNA testing in New Port Richey, Florida at 6 conveniently located testing laboratories. Register now, or call us at (727) 205-6051 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.

Shedule 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 - New Port Richey, Florida

New Port Richey FL DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our New Port Richey, Florida 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 New Port Richey 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 New Port Richey FL

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our New Port Richey 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 New Port Richey, plus many more locations throughout Florida and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in New Port Richey. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in New Port Richey , FL 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

A Decade Plus of Experience

Health Street has provided DNA tests since 2010. The first DNA test we performed in New Port Richey, FL was in 2020.

Dedicated to Excellence

We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in New Port Richey. 

New Port Richey, FL DNA Testing

What Are DNA Tests Used For?

There are several key reasons why an individual may seek a DNA test in New Port Richey, FL. Some of the most common include establishing paternity, updating a birth certificate, or establishing child custody and support. DNA testing may also be needed to confirm a deceased individual's relationship to potential children and other relatives.

Paternity Testing

New Port Richey DNA testing is commonly used to determine whether a man is a child's biological father. This is often requested by mothers seeking child support or men who want to prove their relation to a child.

Child Custody and Support

In the Florida court system, an order for child support or custody cannot be issued until a child's legal paternity has been established. When there is a disagreement about whether a man is a child's legal father, the courts typically order a DNA test to confirm the relationship before ruling on petitions for support or custody.

Changing a Birth Certificate

In some cases, a child's birth certificate could list the wrong individual as his or her father. To legally correct a birth certificate, Pasco County residents may need a DNA test in New Port Richey to prove the identity of the child's biological father.

Post-Mortem DNA Testing

Matching a recently deceased person's DNA to that of potential relatives can confirm whether a biological relationship exists. This can have a significant impact on the distribution of assets via wills and trusts, as well as Social Security benefits.

How DNA Tests Are Analyzed

Each individual's DNA has a unique genetic code. A DNA test begins with taking samples from each party. This is a non-invasive process that is typically done with a cheek swab or a hair sample. Saliva and hair samples both contain DNA, which can be analyzed by a lab. The lab examines the parts of DNA that individuals inherit from their mother and father, also known as genetic markers.

If the child's DNA contains genetic markers that are not found in the potential father's DNA, the man cannot be the child's biological father. If the markers in the potential father's DNA are found in the child's DNA, the lab can confirm a match. The more markers that match, the greater the probability that the man is the biological father. In the state of Florida, if the match is 99% or higher, the man is deemed to be the child's biological father.

How Long Does It Take to Receive DNA Test Results?

  1. Hair Follicle - Approximately 2 weeks.
  2. Cheek Swab - Up to 7 days.

The length of time required to receive DNA test results will depend on the provider.

Establishing Paternity in Florida

According to the Florida Department of Revenue, if a child's mother is not married at the time of the child's birth, both parents can sign and file a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity Form either in front of a notary public or two witnesses. Once this form is filed and processed, the man becomes the child's legal father, and his name is added to the birth certificate.

If paternity cannot be established voluntarily, a civil action may be filed in circuit court. In most cases, the judge overseeing the case will order a DNA paternity test before issuing a court order to establish paternity.

Last updated 11/14/2023

Neighborhoods in New Port Richey Served by our Clinics

Albemarle Pkwy
Bayonet Point Village
Colony Cove
Eastbury Gardens
Golden Acres
Hunters Ridge
Keystone Estates
Lexington Commons
Madison South
Oak Ridge
River Crossing
Sea Castle Condo
Tanglewood East
Villa Del Rio
Waters Edge

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"Genetic Testing." Florida Department of Revenue, https://floridarevenue.com/childsupport/Pages/genetic_testing.aspx
"Acknowledgment of Paternity." Florida Health, https://www.floridahealth.gov/certificates/certificates/birth/_documents/DH_432_Ack_Paternity.pdf
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