DNA Test - Olive Branch, MS

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Olive Branch, Mississippi at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (662) 200-9493 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 - Olive Branch, Mississippi

Olive Branch MS DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Olive Branch, Mississippi 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 Olive Branch 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 Olive Branch MS

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Olive Branch 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 Olive Branch, plus many more locations throughout Mississippi and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Olive Branch. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Olive Branch , MS 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 Olive Branch as well as communities all across the nation.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

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Experts Say...

Vic Carmody, Jr., a criminal defense attorney who serves Olive Branch, explained the meaning of paternity and why it's important to establish paternity. "Paternity means having a legally recognized father. Establishing paternity is very important in family law cases and can be a huge benefit to both the father and the child," he explained. "For example, establishing paternity can prevent the mother from giving the child up for adoption without the father's consent, it can help secure financial support for the child in the form of child support, and it can help a father get custody or visitation with his child." The attorney also said that paternity establishment also ensures that the child receives any available benefits, like social security or inheritance.

Establishing Paternity in Olive Branch, MS

If a child is born to married parents, the husband automatically becomes the child's legal father. However, if the parents are not married, they must establish paternity for the child to have a legal father. In Olive Branch, the easiest way for unmarried parents to establish paternity is by signing an Acknowledgement of Paternity form, a legal document stating the child's father. Signing the form is voluntary, and both parents must agree to sign. If the parents cannot agree to establish paternity voluntarily, one party can file a paternity action.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Olive Branch, MS

If establishing paternity in court, the judge may order a DNA test to determine paternity. If the parents do not agree on paternity or have doubts, they can use DNA testing to prove or disprove paternity. If a DNA test shows at least a 98% probability that an alleged father is the child's biological father, the court can legally establish paternity. Once paternity is established, the father obtains parental responsibilities and rights.

Last updated 7/21/2023

Neighborhoods In and Around Olive Branch That We Serve

3 Wishes Dr
Alexander Crossing
Bell Ridge
Cedar Crest
Dawkins Farm
Estates Of Southern Trails
Forrest Hill
Goodman Oaks/Autumn Pt
Hunters Run
Lake Village
Old Towne
Parkview Oaks
Robinson Crossing
Spring Place Estates
Whispering Pines

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Carmody Jr, Vic. ""You Are the Father!" - Establishing Paternity in Mississippi." Vic Carmody, Jr. P.A., 23 November 2022, https://www.mississippi-lawyers.com/blog/you-are-the-father-establishing-paternity-in-mississippi/
"Determining Paternity." The Mississippi Bar, https://www.msbar.org/for-the-public/consumer-information/determining-paternity/
"Acknowledgement of Paternity." Mississippi State Department of Health Vital Records, https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/7978.pdf
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