DNA Test - Pace, FL

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Pace, Florida at a centrally located testing laboratory. Register now, or call us at (850) 204-0238 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 Pace 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 - Pace, Florida

Pace FL DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Pace, 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 Pace 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 Pace FL

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

Dedicated to Excellence

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

Pace FL DNA Testing

Reasons to Establish Paternity

If you have a child in Florida and you're not married, you'll need to take action to establish legal paternity. According to Santa Rosa County attorney Will Nelson, there are many important reasons to do this. First, doing so gives the child the right to receive financial support from both parents. Once legal paternity has been established, the child's father can also request visitation or custody, allowing him to establish a relationship with the child. In addition, a child's legal father would have the option to stop someone else from legally adopting the child.

How to Establish Paternity in Florida

Until the courts have recognized a man as a child's legal father, the child is considered to only have one legal parent. Often, if paternity isn't established when the child is born, mothers pursue it later so they can receive child support.

The James Turner Law Firm, which serves clients in Santa Rosa County and the surrounding area, outlines four ways to establish legal paternity in Florida:

1. Legitimation - a child's biological parents later marry and amend the child's birth certificate to add the father's name.

2. Acknowledgment of Paternity - both biological parents sign a legal document acknowledging that the man is the child's legal father.

3. Court Order - a judge oversees a hearing to determine the child's paternity. This often requires a DNA test.

4. Administrative Order - a genetic test proving the identity of the child's biological father is submitted to the Florida Department of Revenue. Then, a legal document is issued to the Florida Office of Vital Statistics and the father's name is added to the child's birth certificate.

Disputing the Presumption of Paternity

If a couple is married when a child is born, the mother's spouse is automatically assumed to be the child's father. If another man is, in fact, the child's biological father, he can petition the courts and submit a DNA test. According to The Law Firm of Brad G. Fisher, P.A., the putative father doctrine allows the child's biological father to use this method to assert his rights over the child.

Some Pace Neighborhoods That We Serve

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"Paternity." The Will Nelson Law Firm – Santa Rosa County, https://santarosa-familylaw.com/?page_id=25
"Paternity." James Turner Law Firm LLC, http://www.jamesturnerlawfirm.com/Paternity.html
"Paternity Actions in Florida." The Law Firm of Brad G. Fisher, P.A., https://www.bradgfisher.com/practice-areas/paternity/
"Pace, FL." Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/pace--fl/