DNA Test - Olney, MD

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Olney, Maryland at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (301) 298-3996 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 - Olney, Maryland

Olney MD DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Olney, Maryland 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 Olney 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 Olney MD

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

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Olney, the state of Olney, Maryland, and throughout the nation.  Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from Olney to neighborhoods everywhere.

Commitment to Excellence

Our mission is to understand the DNA testing needs of our clients. We strive to provide the most accurate, fast, and conclusive paternity tests in Olney. 

Local DNA Testing for Olney, MD

Establishing Paternity in Olney, MD

Under Maryland law, when two Olney parents are married at the time of their child's birth, no further steps are necessary to establish paternity. In these cases, the law already presumes the husband is the legal father. For those who are not married at the time of their child's birth, steps will need to be taken to legally establish paternity in the state of Maryland. This is especially important, as it provides the biological father with legal rights over the child and opens the opportunity for either parent to seek child support services.

The easiest way to go about the paternity establishment process is by completing an Affidavit of Parentage, a legally binding document that declares the identity of the child's biological and legal father. This form will first be presented for completion at the hospital or birthing facility where the child is delivered, but can also be completed at a later date through a Montgomery County Office of Vital Statistics location.

Disestablishing Paternity in Olney, MD

Following the recent birth of a child, an Olney couple may be quick to act upon paternity presumption and complete an Affidavit of Parentage to legally establish paternity. Unfortunately, some fathers may later discover a possibility that they are not the child's biological father. If you or someone you know is in a similar position, there are few things you can do to disestablish paternity.

In the state of Maryland, an Affidavit of Parentage can be rescinded in court by either parent up to 60 days following the official filing. This process will withdraw the legal bond the man has with the child and can help further relinquish any child support obligations he may hold. If this 60-day time frame has passed, a petition must be filed in court to demonstrate the presence of fraud, duress, or material mistake. In most cases, a Montgomery County Family Court will request DNA testing proof to provide support in the father's claim.

Experts in Olney, MD Say…

After two Olney parents establish legal paternity in the state of Maryland, they may also have to establish a child support agreement. According to Olney Family Law Attorney Shelly Ingram, child support in Olney is determined by the child support guidelines written in Maryland law. Such guidelines use various factors, including current income, living cost, and healthcare needs, to ensure either parent has enough funds to support the needs of the child. This process is similar to custody agreements, in which the courts examine various factors like criminal history and current parent-child relationships to create a plan that's healthy for the child.

Neighborhoods in Olney Served by our Clinics

Crystal Springs Apartments
Fair Hill Farm
Hampshire Village
James Creek
Olney Oaks
Olney Square
Pointe View At Aspen Hill
Shady Grove Apartments
Williamsburg Village
Woods Edge Apartments

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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