DNA Test - Newport, TN

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Newport, Tennessee at a centrally located testing laboratory. Register now, or call us at (423) 205-1082 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 Newport 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 - Newport, Tennessee

Newport TN DNA Testing Locations

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

How to schedule a DNA Test in Newport TN

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Newport 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 Newport, plus many more locations throughout Tennessee 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

A Decade Plus of Experience

Health Street has provided DNA tests since 2010. We have provided DNA tests and paternity tests to thousands of people in Newport as well as communities all across the nation.

Dedicated to Excellence

We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in Newport. 

Newport, TN - DNA Testing

Establishing Paternity in Newport, TN

Establishing paternity is the process of giving the child a legal father. With both parents in a child's life, the child gains financial and emotional support from both parents and a sense of well-being and security. In Newport, TN, the mother has full custody of a child, and the father has no parental rights until paternity is established. The easiest way to establish paternity in Newport is by signing a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity form. Parents can sign the form at the hospital when the child is born, which gives a child a legal father from the beginning and allows the father's name on the birth certificate. The form can also be signed at a later date with a notary public. If the parents cannot agree to sign the voluntary form, they can establish paternity by going to court.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Newport, TN

If either parent questions paternity or has any doubts about the child's biological father, they should not sign a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity form. In this case, they should use DNA testing to prove paternity, and the mother or alleged father can request the test. After obtaining the DNA results, paternity can be established voluntarily with an Acknowledgment of Paternity form or by going to court. Newport parents can contact a private laboratory or the Child Support Office that serves Newport and Cocke County, located at 1052 S. Highway 92 in Dandridge.

Benefits of Establishing Paternity in Newport, TN

Establishing paternity gives the child a sense of identity and gives the child access to medical records from both sides of the family, allowing them to obtain information about possible inherited disorders. Legal paternity also allows the child to receive any available benefits from both parents, like inheritance rights, social security, veterans' benefits, life and health insurance, and financial support from the mother and the father.

Last updated 4/19/2023

Neighborhoods in Newport Served by our Clinics

Bailey Town / Carson Springs
Bridgeport / Castle Heights
Camellia Rd
City Center
Cosby Hwy
Eastport / Gum Spring
Etowah St
Hallie Way
North St

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