DNA Testing - Ocala, Florida

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Ocala, Florida at 9 conveniently located testing laboratories. Register now, or call us at (352) 227-6831 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.

Schedule your DNA test appointment online. Our legal DNA test results can be used in court for matters such as: child support, birth certificates, and custody cases. Appointments can be scheduled together or separately. Legal DNA tests are done by cheek swab at our testing centers. We also offer home DNA test kits for peace of mind. DNA can be tested from hair, fingernails, and other specimens.

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DNA Test - Ocala, Florida

Ocala FL DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Ocala, Florida 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 Ocala 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 Ocala FL

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Ocala 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 Ocala, plus many more locations throughout Florida and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Ocala. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Ocala , FL 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 Ocala, FL was in 2018.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

Ocala, Florida - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Ocala, FL

If you are from Ocala, Florida, expecting a baby but not married, you should consider establishing paternity. You can determine it by signing the Paternity Acknowledgment form or going to court. If you decide to sign the Paternity Acknowledgment, ensure there is a notary public present. Parents often sign it at the hospital once the child is born, as the hospital staff can usually assist with the process. The hospital then sends the form to the Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics, and the father's name can be added to the birth certificate.

Another way of establishing paternity is by filing a civil action in circuit court. The judge can decide whether to determine paternity, which usually involves getting a DNA test done to prove the child's and the alleged father's genetic relationship.

If you are looking for a reliable partner who can answer your questions about paternity, Heath Street is the answer. We provide legal paternity tests and home DNA kits, so you can choose which fits your needs better. Our tests are 99.9% reliable and are usually done as a non-invasive cheek swab.

Ocala, Florida: Benefits of establishing paternity

Establishing paternity means identifying the legal father of the child. Doing this can have multiple benefits for the child, such as:

Knowing the identity of both parents
Having father's name on their birth certificate
The opportunity to bond with both parents
Information about the medical history of both sides of the family
Health and life insurance, if available
Financial support from both parents
Other potential benefits such as military allowances and veteran's benefits
The right to inherit from the father

Additionally, identifying a legal father can be beneficial for the parents. Once paternity is established, responsibilities can be shared. Both parents may be able to participate in important life decisions for the child, such as religious upbringing, education, and health. The mother can also seek financial help from the father. Only with paternity legally established can the father ask the court to establish visitation or custody rights.

Last updated 9/21/2023

Neighborhoods Served in Ocala

Whisper Crest
Turning Hawk Ranch
Quail Hollow
Fort King District
Fore Ranch
Silver Springs Shores
Marian Oaks

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