DNA Test – Pontiac, MI
Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Pontiac, Michigan at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (248) 617-7448 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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DNA Test – Pontiac, Michigan
Types of DNA Tests at our Pontiac, Michigan 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:
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 Pontiac 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 Pontiac MI
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Pontiac 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 Pontiac, plus many more locations throughout Michigan and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Pontiac. We’ll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Pontiac , MI 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
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 Pontiac as well as communities all across the nation.
Dedicated to Excellence
We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in Pontiac.
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Importance of Establishing Paternity
When a child is born to unmarried parents, establishing legal paternity is extremely important. According to the Bain and Bain law firm, which serves Oakland County and the surrounding area, establishing paternity holds the child’s father responsible for his portion of the child’s birth and hospital bills and child support payments. It also gives the father certain rights, including the ability to ask for visitation and/or custody.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services also points out that establishing paternity gives the child rights to benefits under both parents’ Social Security, health and life insurance, veteran’s benefits, and pensions. It also gives the child the right to receive an inheritance from the father and understand both sides of their family medical history.
How to Establish Paternity in Pontiac
If a couple is married when a child is born or when the mother becomes pregnant, the spouse is presumed to be the child’s legal father. In this case, no action is required. If a child is born to unmarried parents, they must take steps to establish legal paternity. This can be done by voluntarily completing an Establishment of Paternity form or through a court action.
Couples can file the form at the hospital when the child is born for free. Otherwise, Oakland County residents can obtain the form from the local health and human services office or county registrar’s office (1200 N. Telegraph Rd., Building 12E, Pontiac, MI 48341).
Timeline for Paternity Establishment
While it’s best to establish paternity early, it’s also possible do this later in a child’s life. According to Oakland County attorney Ellen Paynter, the child’s mother, father, or the state of Michigan can petition for paternity any time from when the mother becomes pregnant until the child’s 18th birthday. The child may also take action to establish paternity between his or her 18th and 19th birthdays.
Clinic Hours for DNA Testing in Pontiac, Michigan
Some Pontiac Neighborhoods That We Serve
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