DNA Test - Palatine, IL

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Palatine, Illinois at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (224) 509-6195 or schedule online. 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.

Shedule an appointment for a DNA test quickly and easily. The parties can come together or you can set up separate appointments. Grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing are also available. Legal DNA tests are done at our testing centers. Peace of mind DNA tests can be done at home by cheek swab, hair, or fingernails.

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DNA Test - Palatine, Illinois

Palatine IL DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Palatine, Illinois 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 Palatine 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 Palatine IL

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

Dedicated to Excellence

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

Palatine, IL - DNA Testing

How to Establish Paternity in Illinois

In the state of Illinois, unwed parents must take steps to establish their child's legal paternity. According to experts at the Palatine-based Law Offices of Nicholas W. Richardson, P.C., there are three options:

  1. Both parents can sign and file a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity (VAP) form if they agree that the man is the child's biological father.
  2. The courts can issue an Order of Paternity, typically after requiring a DNA test to prove whether the man is the child's biological father.
  3. The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services can issue an Administrative Paternity Order after conducting paternity testing.

Benefits of Establishing Legal Paternity

Establishing legal paternity gives specific legal rights to the mother, the father, and the child. The Law Offices of James M. Kelly, a firm that serves Palatine and the surrounding area, states that a child's biological father cannot receive visitation or custody rights to the child until legal paternity has been established. Legal paternity also allows the mother to begin receiving child support. In addition, the child will have the right to receive numerous benefits from the father, including access to pensions, inheritance, medical coverage, and Social Security and Veterans' benefits.

Denying Paternity Claims in Illinois

In some circumstances, a man may need to fight an allegation that he is a child's father. According to The Law Offices of Roger W. Stelk, which serves clients in the Palatine area, if a woman is married when her child is born, the husband is automatically deemed the child's legal father.

If the husband is not the child's father, the state of Illinois allows him to deny paternity claims and surrender his rights to the child by signing and filing a Denial of Paternity form within two years from the child's date of birth. Before the form can go into effect, both the child's mother and biological father must sign a Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity (VAP) form. If they do not sign the form or later rescind it, legal responsibility for the child reverts back to the woman's husband.

Last updated 4/3/2023

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