DNA Test – Prince George, VA
Health Street provides DNA testing in Prince George, Virginia at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (804) 203-1481 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.
Workforce Screening, Digitally Delivered
Prince George, VA 23875
DNA Test – Prince George, Virginia
Types of DNA Tests at our Prince George, Virginia 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 Prince George 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 Prince George VA
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Prince George 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 Prince George, plus many more locations throughout Virginia and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Prince George. We’ll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Prince George , VA 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
More than a Decade of Experience
Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Prince George, the state of Prince George, Virginia, and throughout the nation. The first DNA test that Health Street provided in Prince George, VA was in 2018.
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 Prince George.
Local DNA Testing for Prince George, VA
Livesay & Myers, family lawyers serving Prince George and northern Virginia explain that paternity is rebuttable in Virginia, meaning that the alleged father can prove that he’s not the biological father even though he was married to the mother at the time of the child’s birth. “There are many ways to rebut the presumption of paternity,” the law firm explains. “Perhaps the easiest and most certain way is to perform genetic paternity testing. In this age of do-it-yourself paternity testing kits, it is worth noting that the Virginia Code technically allows for the results of any genetic test, including a blood test administered at home, to be admitted into evidence—but only where very specific requirements have been met.” These requirements include the results appearing in a written report, prepared and sworn by a qualified expert, and the report being filed by a clerk of the court 15 days before the trial or hearing.
Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Prince George, VA
In Prince George, VA, paternity does not need to be established if the parents were married when the child was born. If two unmarried parents have a child, paternity can be established by signing a voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity. If the parents are not married and one will not sign the Acknowledgement of Paternity form, paternity can be established with DNA testing to prove paternity. Either parent may file a petition to establish paternity in court or by opening a child support case through the Virginia Department of Social Services.
Once paternity is established in Prince George, the father’s name may be added to the birth certificate and he will have rights and responsibilities for the child. The father will have financial responsibilities as well and can seek custody and visitation rights.