DNA Test - Normal, IL

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Normal, Illinois at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (309) 518-9788 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 - Normal, Illinois

Normal IL DNA Testing Locations

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

How to schedule a DNA Test in Normal IL

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Normal 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 Normal, plus many more locations throughout Illinois 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 Normal as well as communities all across the nation.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

Normal, Illinois - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Normal, Illinois

In Normal, Illinois, establishing paternity is important when a child is born to unmarried parents. Paternity is automatically established for married couples, and the husband is recognized as the legal father. However, unmarried parents must actively establish this legal bond. There are three primary ways to do this:

A Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity (VAP). Both parents can sign and complete a Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity. They must sign it with witnesses and file the form with the Department of Healthcare and Family Services. This is often completed at the hospital after the child is born.
An administrative paternity order by Child Support Services. This is another route for establishing paternity without going to court, which is handled by child support agencies.
Court-ordered paternity. In cases of uncertainty or disagreement about the child's biological father, a judge may determine paternity. A genetic test is often required as part of this process.

Usually, if there is no reason to question paternity, parents sign the VAP. However, there may be situations where parents do not get along or are unsure about the birth father. In those cases, many choose to go to court and let the judge determine paternity, which often involves ordering a DNA test for the alleged father and child. Health Street provides legal paternity tests for those seeking the answers.

Normal, Illinois: Benefits of establishing paternity

If paternity is not established, the mother cannot pursue child support, and the father has no rights or responsibilities towards the child. He cannot pursue custody or visitation rights. Establishing legal paternity can help parents share the financial responsibilities as well as make joint decisions about the child's religious upbringing, education, or health.

Additionally, the child may also be missing out on multiple benefits, such as:

Knowing both parents and having a better sense of identity
The right to inherit from both parents
The right to access medical history from both sides of the family
Social Security
Life and health insurance
Military or disability benefits, if available

Last updated 11/17/2023

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Paternity information you should know. HFS Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services. (n.d.). https://hfs.illinois.gov/childsupport/formsbrochures/hfs3282.html
Family Services what parents voluntary acknowledgment of ... - illinois. (n.d.-w). https://www2.illinois.gov/hfs/SiteCollectionDocuments/hfs3282.pdf
Illinois Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity. Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services. (n.d.). https://hfs.illinois.gov/content/dam/soi/en/web/hfs/sitecollectiondocuments/hfs3416b.pdf