DNA Test – Pearland, TX
Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Pearland, Texas at 4 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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Pearland, TX 77584
Pearland, TX 77584
Pearland, TX 77584
Pearland, TX 77584
DNA Test – Pearland, Texas
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:
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.
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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.
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We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in Pearland.
DNA Information for Pearland TX
Establishing Paternity in Pearland, TX
Unmarried Pearland, TX parents who are expecting or have recently had a child must establish legal paternity to provide the biological father with his paternal rights and responsibilities. Following the birth of the child, the opportunity to complete an Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP) form will be presented by hospital staff. This legally binding document establishes both the father’s identity as well as his legal paternal connection to the child.
If both parents cannot complete an AOP form at the hospital, one can be completed through a Brazoria County AOP certified entity. Bear in mind that the completion of this form is not only essential towards establishing a father’s legal rights, but will also be required for a parent to seek child support services. If there’s conflict preventing the completion of a paternity establishment, it’s highly recommended a paternity petition is filed through Brazoria County Family Court to request DNA testing.
Navigating Unique Paternity Situations in Pearland, TX
When two married parents have a child, Texas law presumes the husband to be the biological father and automatically provides him legal rights over the child. In certain situations, a mother may have a child by a man who is not her husband. For the biological father to gain legal rights over his child, the husband must agree to submit a Denial of Paternity (DOP).
This form must be signed by the biological father, mother, and husband to legally declare that the husband is not the child’s paternal father. From here, both mother and biological father may then complete an Acknowledgement of Paternity to correctly establish paternity and provide the biological father with his legal rights and responsibilities. If the husband does not agree to sign the DOP, a paternity case will need to be filed with Brazoria County Family Court. A judge will most likely request DNA testing to prove the claim and establish correct paternity.
Experts in Pearland, TX Say…
In addition to providing a biological father with his paternal rights and responsibilities, legally establishing paternity also opens the opportunity for a parent to seek child support services. According to Pearland Family Law Attorney Dennis Slate, a judge will make decisions on custody and support based on the best interest of the child. Using various factors, including current income and living situations, a family court judge will establish an appropriate monthly support amount along with co-parenting schedules that work best for the child.