DNA Test - Paducah, KY

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Paducah, Kentucky at 3 conveniently located testing laboratories. Call (270) 953-0033 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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DNA Test - Paducah, Kentucky

Paducah KY DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Paducah, Kentucky 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:

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 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 Paducah DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Paducah KY

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Paducah 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 Paducah, plus many more locations throughout Kentucky 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 Paducah, KY was in 2020.

Commitment to Community

Health Street brings commitment to DNA testing in Paducah, just as we do throughout Kentucky. We try to offer peace of mind to anyone needing paternity testing services or other DNA tests in Paducah, KY.

Facts about DNA Testing in Paducah KY

In Paducah, A Birth Certificate Isn't Sufficient

You may think that a father being present during a child's birth and having his name listed on the birth certificate is enough to establish paternity. However, according to Paducah law firm McMurray & Livingston, this isn't the case. When an unmarried couple has a child, paternity must be established in courts. Since this is sometimes a complicated process, particularly when it's contested, it's always a good idea to consult with qualified legal counsel before pursuing or submitting to a DNA paternity test.

Paternity and Child Support in Paducah, KY

Child support in Paducah, KY falls under the jurisdiction of the Child Support Division of the McCracken County Attorney's Office. This agency processes more than 3,000 cases and collects more than $6.2 million each year.

There are five people who can file a paternity case in Paducah, KY. This includes the mother, the man who believes he is the father, both the mother and father together, the child, or an agency or person who is supporting the child. If any party involved in the case raises the question of whether the man is the child's biological father, the courts will order a DNA test. Depending on the situation, the parents may be responsible for some or all of the testing costs.

If the test results show that the man is the child's biological father, the court can then make decisions regarding visitation, custody, and child support. The courts also have the authority to change the child's last name. Once paternity is established, the support order is retroactive to the date the paternity case was initially filed and may go all the way back to the date of the child's birth.

Local Economy, Jobs, and Major Industries in Paducah

The city of Paducah has a population of approximately 24,900 and a median household income of $35,580. The median home value here is $116,100, and 52.4% of residents own their homes. The average household owns two vehicles, and the average commute here is just over 18 minutes.

Paducah is home to West Kentucky Community and Technical College, which awards just over 3,000 degrees a year. The primary industries here are healthcare and social assistance, retail trade, accommodation and food services, educational services, and manufacturing. The highest-paid industries in Paducah are utilities, mining, and construction.

Neighborhoods In and Around Paducah That We Serve

River Oaks
Wallace Park
Village Square
Conrad Heights

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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