DNA Test - Pharr, TX

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Pharr, Texas at 2 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (956) 857-3252 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.

Schedule your Pharr DNA test appointment online. Our legal DNA test results can be used in court for matters such as: child support, birth certificates, and custody cases. Appointments can be scheduled together or separately. Legal DNA tests are done by cheek swab at our testing centers. We also offer home DNA test kits for peace of mind. DNA can be tested from hair, fingernails, and other specimens.

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DNA Test - Pharr, Texas

Pharr TX DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Pharr, Texas 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 Pharr 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 Pharr TX

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

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  We have helped thousands of people from Pharr to communities all across the USA get DNA tests and paternity tests.

Dedication to Excellence

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

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Establishing paternity in Pharr, Texas

Unwed parents in Pharr, Texas, have several options available to them when it comes to establishing paternity. They can choose to sign the Acknowledgement of Paternity (AOP) if they are both in agreement and confident about the biological father's identity. The AOP process involves filing and completing the form with an AOP-certified entity, who are trained by the Office of the Attorney General to assist parents with the necessary steps.

In situations where there are uncertainties or disputes regarding the biological father, many people choose to establish paternity through court instead. By going to court, a judge can effectively establish paternity by ordering DNA tests for the alleged father and the child. These DNA tests are a quick, painless, and reliable way of establishing if there is a father-child relationship between the two. Only after paternity is established can the judge determine custody, child support, or visitation hours if necessary.

Pharr, TX: Benefits of establishing paternity

Establishing paternity is beneficial for all parties involved. For the mother, it can help ensure that the child is financially supported. The father can gain the same rights and responsibilities towards the child, which can include the ability to participate in important decisions related to the child's well-being, such as healthcare, education, and upbringing. The father's consent would also be required if the mother considers adoption.

Additionally, establishing paternity can give the child benefits like:

A chance to have a relationship with both parents and bond with them
A better sense of identity
Access to the medical history of both sides of the family
Health and life insurance
Social Security
Veterans benefits, if applicable
Possibility to inherit

In order to establish paternity with certainty and accuracy, acquiring a reliable DNA or paternity test is essential. Health Street offers trustworthy and convenient options for DNA and paternity testing. Whether you need to establish paternity for legal purposes or simply for personal peace of mind, our tests provide the clarity and certainty you seek.

Last updated 3/17/2023

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Paternity. Paternity | Office of the Attorney General. (n.d.). Retrieved March 17, 2023, from https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/child-support/paternity