DNA Test – Novi, MI

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Novi, Michigan at 3 testing laboratories. Call (248) 617-7439 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 – Novi, Michigan

Novi MI DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Novi, Michigan 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:

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Grandparent DNA Test (if the father is not available for testing)
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Sibling DNA Test (possible brothers, sisters, or half-siblings)
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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 Novi DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Novi MI

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Novi 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 Novi, plus many more locations throughout Michigan 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

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  We have helped thousands of people from Novi 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 Novi that they need. 

Novi, Michigan – DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Novi, MI

Unmarried parents from Novi, Michigan, can voluntarily establish paternity in four places. They can:

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Initiate the process right after childbirth in the hospital
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Visit the Department of Health and Human Services
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Opt for the Registrar’s Office
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Complete an Affidavit of Parentage form

However, parents do not always want to establish paternity voluntarily as they may have doubts or reasons for not signing the AOP form. In that case, either parent can take the matter to the court and ask the judge to establish paternity. That will likely involve taking a DNA test. DNA testing is usually done as a cheek swab, making it painless, quick, and reliable. The samples are then tested in specialized laboratories, and the results are returned to the judge. If paternity is established, the custody, visitation hours, and child support can also be determined.

Trust in Health Street for your DNA testing needs. Our clinic DNA tests are 99.9% accurate and suitable for legal purposes. For those seeking peace of mind without court involvement, we also have home DNA testing kits.

Novi, Michigan: Benefits of establishing paternity

The child may miss out on multiple benefits if paternity is not established. With paternity establishment, the child can gain:

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Access to the medical history of both parents
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The right to inherit
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Social Security
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Health and life insurance
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Financial support from both parents
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Possibility to bond with both parents
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A better sense of identity
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Veterans and disability benefits, if applicable

Parents, too, can benefit from paternity establishment. It can mean they have shared responsibilities, both emotional and financial. They can both participate in decision-making on important parts of the child’s life, such as healthcare decisions, educational choices, and overall upbringing.

Last updated 9/19/2023

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Additional Services

We also offer other services, such as:

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Michigan Background Check for Novi, MI businesses

Citations

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DCH-0682: Affidavit of Parentage – State of Michigan. (n.d.-j). https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/-/media/Project/Websites/mdhhs/Folder2/Folder51/Folder1/Folder151/DCH-0682.pdf
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Paternity Establishment. SOM – State of Michigan. (n.d.-a). https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/adult-child-serv/child-sup/how-do-i/establish-paternity