DNA Test - Ocean View, DE

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Ocean View, Delaware at a centrally located testing laboratory. Register now, or call us at (302) 202-1339 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.

Schedule your Ocean View 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 - Ocean View, Delaware

Ocean View DE DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Ocean View, Delaware 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 Ocean View 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 Ocean View DE

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Ocean View 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 Ocean View, plus many more locations throughout Delaware and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Ocean View. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Ocean View , DE 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. We have provided DNA tests and paternity tests to thousands of people in Ocean View as well as communities all across the nation.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

Ocean View, DE - DNA Testing

Experts Say...

"If you need to establish paternity of your child, there are several methods available," said Susan C. Over, a father's rights attorney serving Ocean View and Sussex County. "Genetic testing through the Court is available to confirm or negate paternity and is the most reliable method of establishing your biological relationship with the child."

Establishing Paternity in Ocean View, DE

Establishing paternity gives both parents legal rights to seek custody, visitation, and child support and make legal decisions about the child. If the parents aren't married when the child is born, they must establish paternity for the child to have two legal parents. The easiest way to establish paternity in Ocean View is by signing a Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity, a legal form stating the child's father. Both parents must agree to sign the form and should not sign if either is unsure of the child's biological father. Parents can sign a paternity acknowledgment at the hospital when the child is born or later at the Office of Vital Statistics. Ocean View's local Vital Statistics office is at 546 S. Bedford St in Georgetown. Parents can also establish paternity by going to court.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Ocean View, DE

If two parents wish to establish paternity voluntarily but are uncertain of the child's biological father, they can use a DNA test before signing the voluntary acknowledgment form. Also, if establishing paternity in court, a judge will likely order a DNA test to prove paternity. In Ocean View and throughout the state, a DNA test must show at least a 99% probability that a man is the child's biological father for DNA test results to be considered valid. Ocean View judges may require DNA test samples from the child, mother, and father. DNA test results must come from a certified lab to be admissible in court.

Last updated 10/20/2023

Neighborhoods in Ocean View Served by our Clinics

Bear Trap
Bethany Bay
Denton Manor
Fairway Village
Holly Ridge Terrace
Quillens Point
Shadydell Park

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