DNA Testing in Russellville, AR

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Russellville, Arkansas at a centrally located testing laboratory. Register now, or call us at (479) 715-4337 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 Russellville 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 - Russellville, Arkansas

Russellville AR DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Russellville, Arkansas 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 Russellville 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 Russellville AR

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

Dedicated to Excellence

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

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Russellville, AR

In Russellville, AR, when a child is born out of wedlock the mother has legal custody of the child without the need for a court order to prove custody. However, to obtain an order for child support, paternity must be proven.

To establish paternity, both parents may agree to sign an Affidavit Acknowledging Paternity without going to court. If one parent refuses to sign an affidavit, the court will use evidence such as the testimony of the mother or genetic testing to determine paternity.

If two parents are unmarried when the baby is born, the child will not have a legal father until an affidavit is signed by both parents. When the child is born, the birth certificate and affidavit will be completed at the hospital and both parents will sign.

If you are unsure whether or not you're the biological father, do not sign the affidavit without genetic testing. If you have signed the document and think you may not be the father, in Russellville, AR, you have 60 days after signing the affidavit to request DNA testing and rescind the affidavit if necessary.

If you're the father, the affidavit does not automatically give you custody and visitation rights, but the form may be used to request a court order to establish your rights.

Establishing paternity is important for the child so that he or she may have a relationship with both parents. With paternity established, the child will have access to medical records of both parents as emotional and financial support, inheritance, medical benefits, life insurance, and other financial benefits.

Experts say...

Worsham Law Firm, P.A., a local law firm that serves Russellville and other areas statewide, stated in a post the reasons why paternity may not initially be established:

Paternity may be disputed because the child was born out of marriage or a long-term relationship.
There were claims that the mother was unfaithful to her spouse.
The mother may hide paternity from the child's father.

In any of these cases, paternity will later be required. The use of DNA testing can help to settle paternity disputes.

Richard Worsham, of Worsham Law Firm, stated in a post, "It can be important for prospective fathers and mothers to understand paternity tests. By establishing paternity both mothers and fathers get a host of legal rights. It is important that fathers understand all of their fathers' rights when seeking paternity testing."

Neighborhoods Served in Russellville

Woodland Park
Valley Plaza
Sunset Acres
Shady Acres
Rustic Acres
River Ridge
West Lake

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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"What types of paternity tests are available?" Worsham Law Firm, P.A., https://www.worshamlawfirm.com/blog/what-types-of-paternity-tests-are-available/#
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