DNA Test - Radford, VA

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Radford, Virginia at a centrally located testing laboratory. Register now, or call us at (540) 268-0889 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.

Schedule your Radford DNA test appointment online. Our legal DNA test results can be used in court for matters such as: child support, birth certificates, and custody cases. Appointments can be scheduled together or separately. Legal DNA tests are done by cheek swab at our testing centers. We also offer home DNA test kits for peace of mind. DNA can be tested from hair, fingernails, and other specimens.

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DNA Test - Radford, Virginia

Radford VA DNA Testing Locations

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

How to schedule a DNA Test in Radford VA

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Radford 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 Radford, plus many more locations throughout Virginia 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

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  We have helped thousands of people from Radford to communities all across the USA get DNA tests and paternity tests.

Dedication to Excellence

Our dedication to excellence includes our commitment to provide compassionate services and to helping people obtain the accurate DNA testing in Radford that they need. 

Radford, VA - DNA Testing

Establishing Paternity in Radford, VA

Establishing paternity is the process of giving a child a legal father. Radford parents who are married do not need to establish paternity. In this case, the husband is automatically presumed to be the father. However, unmarried parents will need to establish paternity for the child to have a legal father. The easiest way to establish paternity in Radford is by signing an Acknowledgement of Paternity (AOP), a voluntary form stating the child's father. Otherwise, parents will establish paternity in court. Paternity can be established by opening a child support case with the Division of Child Support Enforcement (DCSE) or the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, in the Municipal Building, at 619 Second Street in Radford. After establishing paternity, the father's name can be added to the birth certificate, and he also obtains parental rights and responsibilities, like paying child support and seeking visitation and custody time.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Radford, VA

Parents can request DNA testing if they're not sure of the child's biological father. DNA testing may also be required for a paternity court case. DNA test samples are taken with a simple swab on the inside of the cheek. A certified laboratory analyzes the samples, proving the likelihood that a man is the child's biological dad. Once DNA testing determines the child's father, the parents can begin the process of establishing paternity.

Benefits of Establishing Paternity in Radford, VA

Establishing paternity provides numerous benefits to the child and the parents. With two legal parents, the child gains access to medical information from both families, health insurance, social security, veteran's benefits, and inheritance. The parents benefit by sharing parental responsibilities. Most importantly, the child can establish relationships with both parents and develop a sense of identity and well-being.

Last updated 8/15/2023

Some Radford Neighborhoods That We Serve

Connleys Run
Harvey Street
Herons Landing
High Meadow
South Of Ru
Walker Street
Walton Road 114 Side
W Main St

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"Establish Paternity in Virginia." Virginia Department of Social Services, https://dss.virginia.gov/family/dcse/establishing_paternity.cgi
Radford General and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Combined Courts, Virginia's Judicial System, https://www.vacourts.gov/courts/combined/radford/home.html
"The Importance of Paternity." Virginia Paternity Establishment Program, https://www.vapaternity.com/about/importance-of-paternity/
"Radford, VA." Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/Radford--VA/