DNA Test – North Lima, OH
Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in North Lima, Ohio at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (330) 752-1407 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 – North Lima, Ohio
Types of DNA Tests at our North Lima, Ohio 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:
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 North Lima DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.
How to schedule a DNA Test in North Lima OH
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our North Lima 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 North Lima, plus many more locations throughout Ohio 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
More than a Decade of Experience
Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in North Lima, the state of North Lima, Ohio, and throughout the nation. Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from North Lima to neighborhoods everywhere.
Commitment to Excellence
Our mission is to understand the DNA testing needs of our clients. We strive to provide the most accurate, fast, and conclusive paternity tests in North Lima.
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Establishing Paternity in North Lima, OH
For unmarried North Lima parents who recently had a child, it’s crucial to understand the importance of establishing legal paternity in the state of Ohio. By establishing paternity, the child’s legal and biological father is officially declared, allowing his details to be placed on the birth certificate. This allows the child to receive benefits such as health and inheritance from the father, as well as permits either parent to seek monthly child support services.
The simplest way to establish paternity in the state of Ohio is by completing an Acknowledgement of Paternity Affidavit. This voluntary form should only be signed if there is full confidence in the child’s paternity, as it is a legally binding document that connects the child to his or her presumed father. Although the form will first be presented for completion at the hospital or birthing facility, both parents can also complete the affidavit at a later date through a Mahoning County Child Support Services office.
Paternity Programs in North Lima, OH
For North Lima, OH men who believe they have fathered a child, but possess no legal rights over the child, the state of Ohio has established the Putative Father Registry (OPFR). If a man believes he has fathered a child, he should register with this database no later than 15 days after the child’s birth. By doing so, the man will be notified of any legal movement involving the child, such as an adoption hearing. If the child is placed for adoption, the man may have a chance to gain legal guardianship of the child if he is able prove that he is the biological father and has means of supporting the child. This process may also include the request of DNA paternity testing to accurately determine the biological connection between father and child.
Rescinding a Paternity Establishment in North Lima, OH
In some unfortunate occurrences, a North Lima parent may learn that the previously presumed father is not the child’s biological father after filing an Acknowledgment of Paternity Affidavit. In the state of Ohio, parents can rescind a paternity establishment affidavit within 60 days of filing the form. Parents must complete DNA testing to show proof of inaccurate paternity through a Mahoning County Child Support Services location, where the department can then cancel the affidavit. If the 60-day mark passes, the mother or previously presumed father has up to a year to present the basis of fraud, duress, or material mistake in court to have the affidavit removed.