DNA Test - Palm Bay, FL

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Palm Bay, Florida at 3 testing laboratories. Call (321) 677-4149 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 - Palm Bay, Florida

Palm Bay FL DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Palm Bay, 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 Palm Bay 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 Palm Bay FL

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

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Palm Bay, the state of Palm Bay, Florida, and throughout the nation.  Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from Palm Bay 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 Palm Bay. 

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Importance of Establishing Paternity in Palm Bay, FL

Many upcoming parents may not be aware that when a Palm Bay child is delivered to an unmarried couple, only the mother will possess legal parental rights over the child. For the father to be granted parental rights over his child, the two parents must legally establish paternity. Paternity establishments legally declare the child's biological father and secure various benefits for the child.

A child whose parents have properly established paternity can receive benefits from both parental parties including but not limited to child support, social security, and inheritance benefits. However, due to the legal bond an establishment creates between a child and a father, DNA testing services should be used first if there is any sort of doubt about the assumed paternity of a child.

Ways to Establish Paternity in Palm Bay, FL

After Palm Bay parents have used DNA testing services to accurately determine paternity, there are two ways to establish paternity in the state of Florida. The easiest way to establish paternity is by completing a Paternity Acknowledgment Form through a Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics office location. This method is completely voluntary and both parents must agree to establish paternity.

In the event that a parent encounters difficulties having the other parent agree to establish paternity, then paternity will need to be established via court order. Submitting a petition to establish paternity through a title="Brevard County courthouse" href="http://brevardclerk.us/domestic-relations-family-division" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Brevard County courthouse will initiate this process and provide a judge the ability to request that the opposing parent appears in court. From here, DNA testing is often used to confirm the father, who — if properly identified — can establish paternity.

Experts in Palm Bay, FL Say…

One of the most important reasons why Palm Bay parents should use DNA testing services to properly establish paternity is that it opens the door for child support agreements. According to Palm Bay area family law attorney Daniel Freyberg, the State of Florida follows a specific formula to calculate how much child support a parent pays or receives from another parent. Formula factors for child support include a parent's net income as well as daycare and health insurance costs.

Last updated 11/14/2022

Neighborhoods Served in Palm Bay

Lockmar Estates
Oakwood Villas
Rosemarie Pines
San Fillipo
Vista Oaks West

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


"Paternity." Florida Department of Revenue, https://floridarevenue.com/childsupport/pages/paternity.aspx#second
"Acknowledgment of Paternity." Florida Department of Health, https://putnam.floridahealth.gov/certificates/_documents/putnam-ackn-paternity.pdf
"Domestic Relations - Family Division." Clerk of Court Brevard County, http://brevardclerk.us/domestic-relations-family-division
"Child Support Attorney In Florida." Law Brevard, https://www.lawbrevard.com/child-support-attorney-florida.law
"Palm Bay, FL." Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/palm-bay--fl/