DNA Testing - Palatka, FL

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At Health Street's Palatka, FL testing centers, you can get DNA testing or paternity testing for yourself or another person. We have 3 conveniently located clinic locations in town. Register for DNA testing, select a clinic, and schedule online. DNA paternity testing and other DNA tests, such as testing for siblings, aunts, uncles, or grandparents, are done at our centers in Palatka.

Appointments can be scheduled together or separately, and tests are performed with a quick cheek swab at our testing centers. Test results can be used for legal matters such as child support or to change a birth certificate, or for a simple peace of mind. Call (386) 204-0367 or just sign up on the website. We'll text and email a barcode so you or the person you are testing can come right in. Doctor-signed, accurate results are reported quickly and securely online.

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Customer service was great. Drew was able to take care of all of my questions about a legal paternity test at the Palatka office. And even was able to work with me on my work schedule.
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DNA Test - Palatka, Florida

Palatka FL DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Palatka, Florida 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 Palatka DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Palatka FL

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Palatka 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 Palatka, plus many more locations throughout Florida 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

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  The first DNA test in Palatka, FL performed by Health Street was in 2018.

Dedication to Excellence

Our dedication to excellence includes our commitment to provide compassionate services and to helping people obtain the accurate DNA testing in Palatka that they need. 

Facts about DNA Testing in Palatka FL

Palatka Child Support Information

In cases where the father of a child is in question, genetic testing establishes paternity. According to Michael Hines, an attorney serving Palatka:

If the DNA testing proves the alleged father is indeed the biological father, the Department of Revenue will issue an Administrative Order of Paternity and notify the Florida Office of Vital Statistics to add the father's name to the birth certificate. Although the administrative order is not an order issued by a judge, it is still a legally enforceable order.

This method of establishing paternity may be faster and less costly than going to court.

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including: