DNA Testing in Plainfield, IN
Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Plainfield, Indiana at 4 testing laboratories. Call (317) 342-1701 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 a 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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Plainfield, IN 46168
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Plainfield, IN 46168
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DNA Test – Plainfield, Indiana
Types of DNA Tests at our Plainfield, Indiana 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 Plainfield DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.
How to schedule a DNA Test in Plainfield IN
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Plainfield 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 Plainfield, plus many more locations throughout Indiana 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
More than a Decade of Experience
Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Plainfield, the state of Plainfield, Indiana, and throughout the nation. Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from Plainfield 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 Plainfield.
DNA Information for Plainfield IN
Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Plainfield
In Indiana, fathers are only legally presumed to be the parent of a child if the parents are married when the child is born, or the child is born no later than 300 days after the marriage ends. If this isn’t the case, the parents need to sign a paternity affidavit at the hospital within 72 hours of birth. After 72 hours, the affidavit can be signed at the local health department. In Plainfield, the local health department is the Hendricks County Health Department located at 355 South Washington Street in Danville.
Legal DNA tests in Plainfield and other parts of Indiana must follow a “Chain of Custody” documentation process. The Child Support Bureau offers information about genetic testing and how it is admissible for legal purposes in the paternity process. The region IV-D Child Support Office that serves Plainfield is located at 147 West Main Street in Danville.
Notable Historical Events Related to DNA Testing in Plainfield
In July 2018, Indiana’s legislature passed a law allowing adopted children access to their birth records. The law enabled adopted adults like Barbara Allen to locate their biological parents and siblings. Allen told WTHR reporter Scott Swan in 2018 “I was always different. I wasn’t like the rest of the people in my family.” She knew nothing about her biological parents, but thanks to Indiana’s law allowing her access to her birth certificate, she located her birth mother and an older sibling.
The Indiana Adoptee Network held a conference in April 2019 in Plainfield. The network assists adoptees in locating their birth records. The 2021 conference of the Network will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Plainfield at the Indianapolis Airport.
Experts Say …
Pam Kroskie with the Indiana Adoptee Network said that most reunions of adoptees with their biological parents are positive. She also told WTHR that it took most adoptees about five months to receive their birth documents.
However, Kroskie said, one adoptee who searched for his birth mother discovered that tragically, she had died two days before he received his documents and was able to begin his search.