DNA Test - Plantation, FL

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Plantation, Florida at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (954) 601-3725 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.

Shedule an appointment for a DNA test quickly and easily. The parties can come together or you can set up separate appointments. Grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing are also available. Legal DNA tests are done at our testing centers. Peace of mind DNA tests can be done at home by cheek swab, hair, or fingernails.

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DNA Test - Plantation, Florida

Plantation FL DNA Testing Locations

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

How to schedule a DNA Test in Plantation FL

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Plantation 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 Plantation, plus many more locations throughout Florida 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 Plantation, the state of Plantation, Florida, and throughout the nation.  The first DNA test that Health Street provided in Plantation, FL was in 2019.

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 Plantation. 

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Establishing paternity in Plantation, Florida

When a child is born to unmarried parents in Plantation, Florida, paternity must be established. The quickest way of establishing paternity in Plantation is by signing a Paternity Acknowledgement Form. Parents can sign this form before the notary public at the hospital after the baby is born. After the form is filed, the father's name can be added to the birth certificate. However, this form legally established paternity, and parents with doubts about the identity of the biological father or who disagree with each other should not sign this form.

In situations where parents disagree, it is better to go to court. The judge will likely order a DNA test for the father and child, which can easily prove whether there is a biological father-child relationship. Once the tests are done and the judge receives the results from the laboratory, the DNA test results may be considered in the paternity ruling. After paternity is legally established, the court can also determine child support, custody, and visitation hours if necessary.

Plantation, FL: Benefits of establishing paternity

Establishing paternity can benefit the mother, the father, and the child. Without legal paternity being established, the mother may not receive child support from the father. For the father, the benefits can include spending time with his child and building an emotional bond. When the biological father becomes the legal father, he can participate in decisions about the child's health, education, and upbringing.

As for the child, legal paternity can provide the following benefits:

Access to the medical history of the family
Better sense of identity and the possibility of building a bond with both parents
Health and life insurance
Social Security, veteran's benefits, military allowances, if applicable
The right to inherit from both parents
Having both parents on the birth certificate
Financial and emotional support from both parents

Last updated 12/9/2022

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Paternity. Florida Department of Revenue. (n.d.). Retrieved December 9, 2022, from https://floridarevenue.com/childsupport/pages/paternity.aspx#fourth