DNA Test - Richardson, TX

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Richardson, Texas at 3 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (972) 479-5722 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 Richardson 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 - Richardson, Texas

Richardson TX DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Richardson, Texas 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 Richardson 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 Richardson TX

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

Dedicated to Excellence

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

Richardson, Texas - DNA Testing

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Richardson, TX

In Richardson and the state of Texas, the rate of children born outside of marriage was 41.4 percent as of 2019. Without establishing paternity, unmarried fathers in Richardson have no parental rights or responsibilities to the child. The Texas Family Code allows Richardson fathers to file for paternity. Fathers must file before the child is born or within 31 days of the child's birth. Parents can also establish paternity if both parents agree to sign an Acknowledgement of Paternity form. If the parents question paternity or cannot agree to establish paternity voluntarily, they can establish paternity in court. The court may require DNA testing to determine the child's biological father. Once paternity test results prove paternity, the paternity order can be finalized, and the court can issue custody, visitation, and child support orders.

Experts Say...

Brian Andrade is a family law attorney in Richardson, TX. He explains the importance of paternity. He said that paternity is crucial to establishing a relationship between a child and the father. "It makes the child eligible for support and such benefits as health insurance, Social Security, and Veteran Survivor benefits," he said, "Additionally, legal paternity also secures the father's parental rights in the event of a separation between the couple."

Importance of Establishing Paternity

Establishing paternity secures a father's parental rights and allows the child to receive financial support from both parents. Child support cannot be issued without legal paternity. Paternity allows the child to receive benefits, such as inheritance, social security, insurance, veteran's benefits, and other available benefits. With legal paternity, the child gets to establish relationships with both parents, offering stability and consistency with both parents involved. It also allows the child to have access to medical records from both sides of the family to know if they have genetic health problems. By establishing paternity, both parents can access medical and educational records.

Last updated 11/15/2022

Neighborhoods in Richardson Served by our Clinics

Bridgewater Crossing
Canterbury Courts
Glenville Park
Highland Terrace
Mackenzie Meadows
North Star
Renner And Jupiter
Sharp Estates
Sherrill Park
The Bristol At Buckingham
University Estates North
Villas Of Buckingham
Waterford Villas Townhomes
Wyndsor Court

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Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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