DNA Test – Rochester, MN
Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Rochester, Minnesota at 3 testing laboratories. Call (507) 316-0119 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 – Rochester, Minnesota
Types of DNA Tests at our Rochester, Minnesota 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 Rochester 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 Rochester MN
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Rochester 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 Rochester, plus many more locations throughout Minnesota and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Rochester. We’ll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Rochester , MN 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 Rochester, the state of Rochester, Minnesota, and throughout the nation. The first DNA test that Health Street provided in Rochester, MN was in 2017.
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 Rochester.
Local DNA Testing Information
Establishing Paternity in Rochester, MN
In the state of Minnesota, if two unmarried Rochester parents have a child, both will need to take the necessary steps to establish legal paternity. As long as both parent parties agree that the presumed father is indeed the biological father, both may simply complete and file a Minnesota Voluntary Recognition of Parentage form to effectively establish paternity.
Once this form is completed and properly filed with the Olmsted County Office of Vital Records, the child’s biological father will gain legal paternal rights and responsibilities. Similarly, this establishment of paternity will be a necessary factor for either party to request child support payments. If two parents require a legal custody agreement, a petition should be filed with Olmsted Family Court, where a judge will establish a custody plan that works in the best interest of the child.
Navigating Difficult Paternity Situations in Rochester, MN
When a married Rochester couple has a child, it is assumed under Minnesota law the mother’s spouse is the child’s legal parent. However, in some cases, a married mother may have a child by a man who is not her husband. Under Minnesota law, the mother’s husband will be automatically declared the child’s legal guardian—unless proper steps are taken to establish the biological father’s paternity correctly.
To complete this process, the mother and biological father must sign the Minnesota Voluntary Recognition of Parentage. Next, the non-biological spouse must agree to complete a Spouses Non-Parentage Statement within one year of the child’s birth. If there is any disagreement or refusal to sign, it is recommended that both biological parents file a paternity suit to prove paternity through court-mandated DNA testing.
Experts in Rochester, MN Say…
In ideal situations, custody agreements can be easily organized between mother and father following the establishment of paternity. In some cases, there may be deep differences between the mother and father where an agreement cannot be reached and legal action must be taken. Rochester Family Law Lawyer Carole Pasternak says that if a custody agreement must be brought to court, a judge will assess numerous factors to declare a plan best fit for the child. These factors can include each party’s mental and physical wellbeing, current living environments, and the wishes of the child.