DNA Test - North Liberty, IA

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Health Street provides DNA testing in North Liberty, Iowa at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (319) 284-6739 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 - North Liberty, Iowa

North Liberty IA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our North Liberty, Iowa 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 North Liberty 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 North Liberty IA

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our North Liberty 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 North Liberty, plus many more locations throughout Iowa and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in North Liberty. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in North Liberty , IA 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 North Liberty 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 North Liberty that they need. 

North Liberty, IA - DNA Testing

How to Establish Paternity in North Liberty

In the state of Iowa, if a man is married to a woman when she gives birth, he is automatically the child's legal father, even if he is not the biological father. If the parents are unmarried at the time of birth, and no other man is already the child's legal father, both parents can sign and file an affidavit of paternity. Otherwise, paternity can be established through a court order. North Liberty residents seeking a court order for paternity can do so through the Johnson County Family Court, located at 417 South Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA 52240.

Is Establishing Paternity Really Worth It?

Some parents may wonder whether taking steps to establish legal paternity is really worth the effort. Experts at O'Flaherty Law Firm, which serves clients in North Liberty and the surrounding area, state that doing so is beneficial for all parties involved. Once paternity has been established, the courts can issue a child support order, which ensures that both parents take responsibility for financially supporting the child and maintaining health insurance. Once paternity is established, the child's father can also petition the courts to rule on important matters like custody and visitation.

Dis-Establishing Paternity in Iowa

There are some circumstances that may require a child's parents to disestablish legal paternity. According to experts at Arenson Law Group, a North Liberty-area paternity law firm, a father can file an action to disestablish paternity with the courts if paternity was established by an affidavit, declaration, or default support action. Likewise, if a man was deemed a child's legal father due to marriage but he is not the biological father, he can file a petition to disestablish paternity or can take action during a divorce proceeding. The only parties that can file for disestablishment of paternity are the child's mother, legal father, the child, or a legal representative of any of these parties.

In most cases, a DNA paternity test is required. If the test shows a 95% or higher probability of biological paternity, the disestablishment request will be denied. The courts also commonly hear testimony from each party and review relevant evidence prior to making a decision.

Last updated 9/13/2023

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