DNA Test - North Richland Hills, TX

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in North Richland Hills, Texas at 2 testing laboratories. Call (817) 587-9090 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 Richland Hills, Texas

North Richland Hills TX DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our North Richland Hills, Texas 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 Richland Hills 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 Richland Hills TX

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

A Decade Plus of Experience

Health Street has provided DNA tests since 2010. The first DNA test we performed in North Richland Hills, TX was in 2018.

Dedicated to Excellence

We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in North Richland Hills. 

North Richland Hills, TX - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in North Richland Hills, TX

In North Richland Hills, Texas, unwed parents have two options for establishing paternity, depending on their circumstances. If there are doubts or disagreements about the biological father, the parents can choose to go to court. In this process, the judge may order DNA testing, which involves the alleged father and the child undergoing a DNA test. DNA testing is a reliable, quick, and painless method of determining paternity. The collected samples are sent to specialized laboratories for analysis, and the results are then provided to the judge.

If the parents agree on paternity and have no doubts, they can choose to sign the Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP) instead. This can be done at the hospital shortly after the child's birth. However, it is important to work with an AOP-certified entity during this process, as they are trained to assist parents in voluntarily establishing paternity.

For those seeking DNA testing services in North Richland Hills, Texas, Health Street offers legal DNA tests that provide accurate results and are admissible in court. Our tests can help establish legally binding relationships with reliable and valid evidence of paternity.

North Richland Hills, Texas: Mistaken Paternity

In cases where a man is ordered to pay child support but disputes being the birth father, it is usually necessary to determine mistaken paternity through DNA testing. Under Texas law, the man is required to file a petition with the court to terminate his relationship with the child. A pretrial will be conducted to determine if he meets the necessary requirements to proceed. If approved, the court will usually order DNA testing to confirm or refute paternity. If the DNA test results show that the man is not the biological father, the court may choose to end his legal paternity. The man is usually still responsible for paying child support up to the termination date. Please note that the DNA test isn't the only factor considered in the court's decision about paternity.

Resolving mistaken paternity cases through DNA testing can ensure accurate and fair determination of parental rights and responsibilities, protecting the best interests of the child involved.

Last updated 5/4/2023

Neighborhoods In and Around North Richland Hills That We Serve

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Acknowledgment of paternity (AOP). Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP) | Office of the Attorney General. (n.d.). Retrieved May 4, 2023, from https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/child-support/paternity/acknowledgment-paternity-aop
Mistaken paternity. Mistaken Paternity | Office of the Attorney General. (n.d.). Retrieved May 4, 2023, from https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/child-support/paternity/mistaken-paternity