DNA Test - Norfolk, NE

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Norfolk, Nebraska at 2 testing laboratories. Call (402) 313-3409 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 a 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 - Norfolk, Nebraska

Norfolk NE DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Norfolk, Nebraska 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 Norfolk 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 Norfolk NE

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

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  We have helped thousands of people from Norfolk to communities all across the USA get DNA tests and paternity tests.

Dedication to Excellence

Our dedication to excellence includes our commitment to provide compassionate services and to helping people obtain the accurate DNA testing in Norfolk that they need. 

Norfolk, NE - DNA Testing

How to Establish Paternity in Nebraska

In the state of Nebraska, there are three ways to establish a child's legal paternity:

  1. When the child's mother is married at the time of birth, the husband is presumed to be the child's legal father.
  2. Both parents can sign and file a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity form (VAP).
  3. Through a court order.

It's important to note that DNA testing alone does not establish legal paternity. When choosing to file a VAP, Norfolk residents can send the completed and notarized form to the state's Vital Records Management Department, located in Lincoln. After 60 days, the document becomes a legal finding.

Filing a Complaint for Paternity in Norfolk

In some cases, it may be necessary to petition the courts to establish a child's legal paternity. Generally, this must be done within four years of the child's birth, although some exceptions do apply. To initiate the process, an individual can file a Complaint for Paternity, Custody, Parenting Time, and Child Support with the clerk of the district court in the county where the child lives. For Norfolk residents, this is the Madison County District Court. Once filed, a Case for Paternity allows the courts to declare the child's legal paternity and issue orders for custody, child support, parenting time, and health insurance.

Reasons to Establish Legal Paternity

There are many benefits to establishing a child's legal paternity. Not only does this give the child the opportunity to know both parents, but the child can also have access to his or her full family medical history. Establishing paternity also gives a child access to Social Security and/or veterans' benefits based on either parent's record and the ability to receive an inheritance from the father. In addition, the child receives financial support from both parents, including healthcare coverage.

Norfolk residents needing assistance locating a child's parent, establishing paternity, or seeking child support can contact the Norfolk NE Child Support and Social Service Office via the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, located at 209 N. 5th Street Norfolk, NE 68701.

Last updated 4/13/2023

Neighborhoods Served in Norfolk

Battle Creek
Cedardale Apartments
Indian Hills
Legacy Bend
Medelmans Lake
Polack Hill
Rose Hill
Victory Village

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