DNA Test – Odessa, TX

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Odessa, Texas at 5 conveniently located testing laboratories. Call (432) 201-2981 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 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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850 Tower Drive
Odessa, TX 79761
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523 N Alleghaney Avenue
Odessa, TX 79761
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5000 E University Blvd
Odessa, TX 79762
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635 N Grandview Avenue
Odessa, TX 79761
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500 East 4th Street
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DNA Test – Odessa, Texas

Odessa TX DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Odessa, Texas 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 Odessa DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Odessa TX

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Odessa 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 Odessa, plus many more locations throughout Texas 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

A Decade Plus of Experience

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

Commitment to Community

We at Health Street are dedicated to the people of Odessa and their DNA testing needs.

Facts about DNA Testing in Odessa TX

Former Odessa College Employee Finds Brother with DNA Testing

When 71-year-old Dennis McMillan and 69-year-old Clayton Alred learned that they were brothers, both were shocked. While McMillan knew he was adopted, he was never aware of having any siblings.

After finding an obituary clipping with a hand-written note that said “Dennis’ grandfather,” he began doing some genealogical research and eventually took a home DNA test. The results led him to Alred. The two exchanged several emails, and, eventually, met in person.

Both were immediately struck by their vast similarities. Not only did they look and dress alike, but both were also college administrators at nearby schools (Amarillo College and Odessa College) with very similar jobs. They found that they both worked for the same boss at different times at these two colleges, and that it was likely they had attended the same conventions, functions, and accreditation hearings over the years. Members of both families have now been reunited and are planning future reunions.

Establishing Paternity With DNA Testing in Odessa, TX

In Odessa, TX, when a child is born to a married couple, paternity is assumed. The parents don’t have to take any additional legal steps. If the spouse is not the child’s biological father, a denial of paternity must be filed by the mother and the husband (who is the presumed father) before other paternity can be established.

When an unmarried couple has a child, the biological father does not initially have any legal rights or obligations regarding the child. This means that issues like child support, visitation, and custody cannot be addressed without first establishing legal paternity.

Signing an Acknowledgment of Paternity is the simplest way to do this. However, if either party questions the child’s paternity, then the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) may file a petition asking the courts to order a DNA test. Once the test results are confirmed, the OAG can finalize the paternity order and address important topics regarding the child’s care and support.

Mistaken Paternity in Odessa, TX

While taking a DNA test and receiving the results are both straightforward, the simplicity ends there. Individuals are often shocked by the complexities of the laws surrounding DNA testing and parental rights and obligations.

According to Odessa’s Robles Family Law Firm, botched DNA tests and paternity claims made in ignorance can often result in cases of mistaken paternity. When this occurs, legal representation is typically needed to set the record straight.

Locations

Clinic Hours for DNA Testing in Odessa, Texas

850 Tower Drive Suie 101 Odessa, TX 79761
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

Monday: 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM(M Lunch: 11:30-1 PM)Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM(T Lunch: 11:30-1 PM)Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM(W Lunch: 11:30-1 PM)Thursday: 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM(Th Lunch: 11:30-1 PM)Friday: 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM(F Lunch: 11:30-1 PM) About this Location: This is our main DNA testing location in Odessa, located on Tower Drive between E 11th Street and E 8th Street near N Meadow Ave.

Additional Services

We also offer other services, such as:

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Texas Background Check for Odessa, TX businesses

Citations

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Stallings, Dianne L. “Former Ruidoso university president united with brother he never knew existed.” Ruidoso News, 8 October 2019, https://www.ruidosonews.com/story/news/local/community/2019/10/08/dna-test-leads-educator-discovery-brother-sibling-shared-traits/3904333002/
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“Paternity: Child Support and You.” Texas Attorney General, https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/sites/default/files/files/divisions/crime-victims/Paternity%20Child%20Support%20and%20You.pdf
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“Court-Ordered Paternity.” Texas Attorney General, https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/child-support/paternity/court-ordered-paternity
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“Paternity.” Robles Family Law Firm, https://www.roblesfamilylaw.com/practice-areas/paternity/