DNA Testing – Roseville, Minnesota
Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Roseville, Minnesota at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (651) 362-1739 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 – Roseville, Minnesota
Paternity Testing in Roseville, Minnesota
There are several types of DNA testing services that are offered at our Roseville testing centers to validate close family relationships. The most commonly ordered DNA test is a legal paternity test to conclusively establish whether or not a man is the biological father of a child. Health Street’s 21 marker DNA paternity testing is the state of the art. Our paternity test results are statistically conclusive at the rate of 99.9% or greater.
Other DNA Tests
Relationship Tests to validate grandparent to grandchild, siblings, half-siblings, aunts, and uncles:
DNA tests such as sibling or avuncular studies, can sometimes come back with a result of less than 95% certainty. This is normal, especially if only two parties participate in the test. Adding an additional close relative to the test helps us learn more about the family’s DNA composition and typically leads to a more conclusive result.
Specimens we can test for DNA
The easiest and most reliable way to perform a genetic sample collection for a paternity test is by a swab of the inner cheeks. These skin cells, known as buccal cells, rub off easily onto cotton swabs and remain in place, to be extracted by our testing laboratories for analysis.
Other specimens, such as hair follicles, fingernails, and garments that might contain someone’s DNA, can also undergo lab testing to see if there is a match. These non-standard DNA tests are done by registering online for an Alternative Specimen DNA Test (Nails, Teeth, Fabric). Once registered, you ship the DNA sample to our lab. We’ll attempt to extract the DNA and compare it to a cheek swab of the other party.
Legal DNA Tests vs. “Peace of Mind” At-Home Tests
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 to hold up in court, the DNA specimen must be collected at a clinic using strict chain of custody procedures. The DNA testing technicians at our Roseville test centers are trained to follow guidelines that ensure that the results can be used for legal purposes.
The results of our legal DNA tests can be used for any legal purpose:
Home tests offer more flexibility:
Home DNA tests are specimens containing DNA (or possible DNA) that are shipped to us for analysis. The results of these home tests cannot be used in court (since there is no way to prove whose specimens were actually sent). However, the tests are just as accurate and can provide peace of mind. At-home DNA tests also offer a lot more flexibility.
In addition to commonly mailed in DNA specimens like hair follicles, we can also extract DNA from other bodily fluids. We can even try and lift the DNA left on items like clothing, a toothbrush, or a straw. If we can get the DNA from the alternative item, we can then compare it to another person to see if they are related. Some examples include:
How to schedule a DNA Test in Roseville MN
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Roseville clinics is simple and fast, and we often have appointments available in the same week, though it’s always helpful to schedule in advance to make sure you get the time you want. We have clinics in Roseville, plus many more throughout Minnesota and across the United States. During registration, we’ll show you the nearest locations so you can choose the one that’s most convenient. You’ll pick the times and days that you prefer.
You can set up separate appointments for each of the people being tested, either at the same location or at different locations. You’ll get an email and text message with your appointment information. There is no fee if you need to change the time or location of a DNA test appointment at any time.
How long it takes to get results of a DNA test
Paternity tests conducted at one of our Roseville facilities typically take about a week to come back. Other relationship tests, such as sibling studies, can take a few days longer to come back. When the results are ready, you are notified immediately via email. Then, the hard copies of the paperwork are sent afterward via regular mail.
The DNA test appointment – what to expect and what to bring
The appointment itself only takes about 15 minutes. The specimen collection process is a simple and painless cheek swab. No needles are used. When you’re being tested at our Roseville clinic, you’ll be asked to provide fingerprints and to show photo identification. We’ll also take pictures of the people being tested so that the final report will include legal assurances of who was actually tested.
For infants, hospital discharge papers qualify as identification. Otherwise, a birth certificate or social security card can be used as ID for a child. No other preparations are required for this appointment.
Does the mother need to be present at a paternity test?
If a man is considered the legal father of a child, then the mother does not have to be present or give consent for paternity testing. However, if he is not currently considered the legal father, then he cannot sign for the child. Therefore, the mother does need to be there. If neither parent is available, other legal guardians can bring the child so long as they have the right to make medical decisions on the child’s behalf.
DNA testing if one party is not in Roseville
The two parties testing (for example: father and child) do not have to be tested at the same time or even at the same location. We have many clinics across Minnesota as well as nationwide, so we can test one party in Roseville and the other party anywhere else in the USA. The specimens are then matched up in the lab for analysis.
Health Street works strictly with AABB Certified labs for DNA testing. All specimens that are collected in Roseville or elsewhere are shipped securely from our testing locations to a nationally certified laboratory.
Why Health Street
More than a Decade of Experience
Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Roseville, the state of Roseville, Minnesota, and throughout the nation. Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from Roseville to neighborhoods everywhere.
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 Roseville.
Information for DNA Testing Roseville MN
Establishing Paternity in Roseville, MN
In Roseville, MN, if two parents are married at the time of a child’s birth, Minnesota law presumes the husband is the child’s biological father. This automatically establishes legal paternity for the child. In situations where a child is born out of wedlock to two unmarried parents, several steps must be taken to legally establish proper paternity.
To legally establish paternity in the state of Minnesota, a Recognition of Parentage (ROP) form can be voluntarily signed at the hospital following the child’s birth or later picked up from a Ramsey County Child Support office. To finalize the establishment of legal paternity, this form must then be filed through the Minnesota Department of Human Services. If any sort of disagreement arises regarding a child’s paternity, either parent can file for a court order to legally establish paternity.
From here, court ordered DNA testing will be issued to determine paternity and further establish any necessary child support payments or co-parenting agreements.
Unique Instances Involving Paternity in Roseville, MN
In certain paternity cases, a married Roseville mother may have a child by a man who is not her husband. Under Minnesota law, if a mother is married at the time of her child’s birth, her husband will automatically be granted legal paternity, even if the child is not biologically his. For such instances, specific steps will need to be taken to provide the biological father his parental rights over the child.
Much like when a child is born to two unmarried parents, the two biological parents will first need to file a Recognition of Parentage. While this would be sufficient to establish paternity to two unmarried parents, unique instances like this will also require the completion of a Spouses Non-Parentage Statement. This must be signed by the mother’s husband within one year after the child’s birth to disestablish him as the father and to provide the biological father with his paternal rights.
Paternity Programs in Roseville, MN
Through the partnership of Ramsey County Workforce Solutions and Ramsey Child Support Services, the ROADS (Reliable Opportunities Advance Dad’s Support) was created. This employment and training program offers Roseville fathers multiple forms of assistance to help better enhance their presence in their child’s life. Services available under the program include career coaching, education resources, and work experience opportunities. Likewise, the program can further assist a father by helping temporarily reduce or suspend child support and release driver license holds.