DNA Test - Rochester, MN

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Rochester, Minnesota at 2 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

Rochester MN DNA Testing Locations

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:

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 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. 

Rochester, Minnesota - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Rochester, Minnesota

Establishing paternity means creating a legal relationship between a father and a child. It is necessary to do so when the parents are unwed. In Rochester, Minnesota, unmarried people can establish paternity in two ways:

If they both agree about who the biological father is, they can sign the Recognition of Parentage and then file it with the Minnesota Department of Health
Parents can go to court, and the judge can establish paternity

When parents do not cooperate or disagree about who the biological father is, sometimes they choose to go to court to establish paternity. The court will likely order a DNA test for the alleged father and the child. DNA testing is an easy way of establishing paternity because the DNA sample (usually taken from a cheek swab) can quickly determine whether there is or is not a father-child relationship. Once the results are returned from the laboratory, the judge can determine paternity.

Rochester, Minnesota: Benefits of establishing paternity

Both parents and the child can benefit from establishing paternity. A mother may want to establish it because she can only request child support once the paternity has been determined. She can also receive other benefits for the child, such as Social Security benefits, life and health insurance, veteran's benefits, or inheritance benefits.

The father can benefit from establishing paternity too. Once the court establishes paternity or the parents voluntarily sign the Recognition of Parentage, the father gains custody and visitation rights. He will also be added to the birth certificate as the legal father. The father can also add his child to his medical and dental insurance.

The child can benefit from having both parents in their life, who both have the same rights and responsibilities and can support them financially, emotionally, and morally.

Last updated 10/26/2022

Neighborhoods in Rochester Served by our Clinics

Pill Hill
Stonehedge Townhomes
Southern Hills
Apple Hill
Mil Race
Viking Park
Baihly Meadows

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Paternity. Minnesota Judicial Branch - Paternity. (n.d.). Retrieved October 26, 2022, from https://www.mncourts.gov/help-topics/paternity.aspx
Erickson, B. (2016, March 17). Establishing parentage. Minnesota Department of Human Services. Retrieved October 26, 2022, from https://mn.gov/dhs/people-we-serve/children-and-families/services/child-support/programs-services/establishing-parentage.jsp#3