DNA Test - Rockford, IL

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Rockford, Illinois at 3 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (815) 242-3307 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 Rockford 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 - Rockford, Illinois

Rockford IL DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Rockford, Illinois 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 Rockford 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 Rockford IL

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Rockford 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 Rockford, plus many more locations throughout Illinois and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Rockford. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Rockford , IL 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

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  We have helped thousands of people from Rockford 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 Rockford that they need. 

Rockford, Illinois - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Rockford, Illinois

Paternity means the legal relationship between child and father. If parents are not married legally, the child does not have a legal father, so parents must establish paternity. In Illinois, they can establish paternity by completing a document called a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity. The signing of this document must be witnessed and filed with the Department of Healthcare and Family Services.

Another option for establishing paternity in Illinois is an Administrative Paternity Order, entered and established by the HFS' Child Support Services, or parents can establish paternity with the court. Court proceedings usually include a DNA test that the father and child take to determine if the alleged father is the biological father. Once the DNA results come back, the judge can establish paternity.

DNA test helps Illinois man to discover his family

Bill Gillespie wondered about his biological parents his whole life. Once his adoptive parents died, he decided to dig more into it. He found out he was left on the street and then lost interest in searching. But his wife and kids were still encouraging him to look further.

He took a DNA test and also had help from an investigative genealogist. Soon, the results from the DNA test came back, and they pointed at both sides of his biological family. He found out his parents were married when he was born, and he also found their death certificates.

When he lost hope of meeting any relatives, he discovered his mother later remarried and had more kids. He found his half-brother was still alive! Bill contacted him and left him a voice text, hoping he would reach back to him. He did, and they met up. Bill learned so many more details about his family, which made him understand his mother's decision better. He thought she probably gave him up out of fear of her husband, who was aggressive toward her. Now, Bill is trying to rebuild a relationship with his brother.

Last updated 9/15/2022

Neighborhoods In and Around Rockford That We Serve

Deer Point Estates
Country Club Estates
Prairie Ridge
Old Orchard
Bello Reserve
Spring Lake
Gambino Park
Reid Farm Group
Hawthorn Hills
Summerfield Commons

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Paternity information you should know. Paternity Information You Should Know | HFS. (n.d.). Retrieved September 15, 2022, from https://www2.illinois.gov/hfs/ChildSupport/FormsBrochures/Pages/hfs3282.aspx
ABC News Network. (n.d.). Illinois man found in a cardboard box as an infant reunites with birth family 53 years later. ABC News. Retrieved September 15, 2022, from https://abcnews.go.com/US/illinois-man-found-cardboard-box-infant-reunites-birth/story?id=52559710