DNA Test - Racine, WI

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Racine, Wisconsin at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (262) 205-0981 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 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 - Racine, Wisconsin

Racine WI DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Racine, Wisconsin 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 Racine 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 Racine WI

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Racine 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 Racine, plus many more locations throughout Wisconsin and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Racine. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Racine , WI 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 Racine as well as communities all across the nation.

Dedicated to Excellence

We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in Racine. 

Racine, Wisconsin - DNA Testing

Importance of Establishing Paternity in Racine, WI

For unmarried Racine parents who recently had a child, it's crucial for the two to properly establish paternity in the state of Wisconsin. A paternity establishment is used to legally affirm a child's biological father and provide him with paternal rights, as well as have his name placed on the child's birth certificate.

The establishment of paternity will also be mandated by the state if a parent wishes to request monthly child support services. Once paternity is properly established, the child will also be able to receive benefits from both parent parties including but not limited to health insurance coverage, inheritance, and social security benefits.

Why Use DNA Testing Services for Paternity Establishments in Racine, WI?

Due to the legally binding nature of a Wisconsin paternity establishment, any instance of uncertainty involving a paternity claim must be first settled with the use of DNA testing. Establishing paternity without the use of DNA testing can result in the presumed father gaining paternal rights and responsibilities over a child who is not genetically his.

For example, a Racine man who is legally declared a child's father and later learns that he is not genetically connected to the child will still be held responsible for any monthly child support payments up until the paternity establishment is dismissed. Because of this caveat, be sure to first seek DNA paternity testing before taking any action to establish legal paternity.

Methods of Establishing Paternity in Racine, WI

In the state of Wisconsin, Racine parents can establish paternity by either completing a Voluntary Paternity Acknowledgment or by court order. If both parents agree to establish paternity or if DNA testing has already been used to verify the biological father, the simplest way would be to complete an acknowledgment form and submit it to the Wisconsin Registrar's Office.

If a parent denies paternity claims and refuses to complete this acknowledgment, then a court order will need to be filed with Racine County Family Court. This process often involves a judge issuing a court summons for the opposing parent, where DNA testing will be used to identify the biological father. From here, paternity can then be established alongside any other parent agreements.

Last updated 2/21/2023

Neighborhoods Served in Racine

Crawford Park
Gifford Woods
La Salle
North Bay
Patzke Farm
Ravine Bay Estates
The Parkview
Wind Dale

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


"Paternity." Racine County Wisconsin, https://www.racinecounty.com/departments/clerk-of-circuit-court/family-court/paternity
"Family Court." Racine County Wisconsin, https://www.racinecounty.com/departments/clerk-of-circuit-court/family-court
"Racine, WI." Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/racine--wi/