DNA Test - Pontiac, MI

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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

Pontiac MI DNA Testing Locations

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:

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 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. 

Pontiac, Michigan - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Pontiac, MI

Unmarried parents in Pontiac, Michigan, have two options for how they can establish paternity:

  1. They can sign a paper called the Affidavit of Parentage (AOP). If they are sure about the father, they can sign this paper at the hospital after the baby is born, the local health department, online, or at the county office.
  2. They can ask the local court to help. Parents sometimes choose this option if there's confusion about who the father is or if they don't agree. This process often involves the judge ordering a DNA test for the alleged father and child.

Health Street offers DNA testing services that can help parents easily determine who the biological father is. Our tests are 99.9% accurate and involve a simple cheek swab, which makes the process quick and painless. We offer at-home DNA testing for peace of mind, or legal DNA testing if the results are needed for legal proceedings.

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.

Pontiac, Michigan: Benefits of establishing paternity

Proving who the father is can be good for many reasons:

The child can get to know both parents and can build a relationship with them
The child can have better access to the medical history of both sides of the family, which can be helpful in diagnosing and treating genetic health issues that might pass down
The child can get financial support from both parents

Additional benefits may include pensions, health and life insurance, inheritance rights, Social Security, and veterans' benefits. If legal paternity has not been established, the father does not have legal rights toward the child and cannot ask for visitation or custody. For the mother, it means she cannot ask for child support.

Last updated 8/17/2023

Some Pontiac Neighborhoods That We Serve

Franklin Boulevard
Bakers Heights
Bonneville Estates
Crystall Lake
Oakland Park
Stonegate Pointe
Woodland Estates
Meadow Park

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Paternity establishment. SOM - State of Michigan. (n.d.). https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/adult-child-serv/child-sup/how-do-i/establish-paternity
Affidavit of parentage - state of Michigan. (n.d.). https://www.michigan.gov/-/media/Project/Websites/mdhhs/Folder1/Folder6/Parentage.pdf?rev=2c18056d5a5f4a96ae12ec7948e6a450
"What is Paternity in Michigan?" Michigan Family Law Attorney Ellen Paynter, http://www.yourmichiganlawyers.com/Paternity.html