DNA Test - Pearland, TX

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Pearland, Texas at 3 testing laboratories. Call (281) 612-6490 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 - Pearland, Texas

Pearland TX DNA Testing Locations

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

How to schedule a DNA Test in Pearland TX

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Pearland 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 Pearland, plus many more locations throughout Texas 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. We have provided DNA tests and paternity tests to thousands of people in Pearland as well as communities all across the nation.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

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Establishing paternity in Pearland, Texas

If a baby is born to unmarried parents, they should consider establishing paternity. Establishing paternity in Pearland means the father is legally recognized as the child's father. By establishing paternity, the child can also receive multiple other benefits. For example, the child can be eligible for social security or military benefits if applicable, can receive health insurance from the father, may be entitled to inheritance, and will have both parents' names on the birth certificate.

In Pearland, Texas, parents can establish paternity through court or by signing an Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP). Parents who are sure about paternity usually sign an AOP since it is an easy and quick method of establishing paternity. However, sometimes people need clarification about who the biological father is. In that case, they should not sign the AOP. Instead, many people choose to go to court. The judge will likely order a DNA test for the father and the child to determine their relationship. DNA testing is a quick and painless process, usually done with a simple cheek swab. The judge can then consider the DNA test results while establishing paternity, but it is important to note that other factors may also influence their decision.

Pearland, Texas: Benefits of establishing paternity

Once paternity is officially established, parents can also establish custody, visitation, and child support if necessary. The father becomes a legal parent and can have the same rights and responsibilities as the mother, which also means he can participate in important decisions about the child's life, such as education, religion, or health. Both parents would have to agree if the child were placed for adoption.

The child can also gain multiple benefits, such as:

Knowing both parents and developing a bond with them
Having a better sense of identity
Having access to the medical history of both parents
Financial support from both parents
Getting health and life insurance, social security, and veteran's benefits, if applicable
Having the right to inherit from both parents
Last updated 11/17/2022

Some Pearland Neighborhoods That We Serve

Avalon Terrace
Bakers Landing
Dixie Hollow
Green Tee
Pine Hollow
Riverstone Ranch
Shadow Grove
Southern Trails

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