DNA Test - Saint Joseph, MO

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Saint Joseph, Missouri at 3 conveniently located testing laboratories. Register now, or call us at (816) 396-0211 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.

Shedule an appointment for a DNA test quickly and easily. The parties can come together or you can set up separate appointments. Grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing are also available. Legal DNA tests are done at our testing centers. Peace of mind DNA tests can be done at home by cheek swab, hair, or fingernails.

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DNA Test - Saint Joseph, Missouri

Saint Joseph MO DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Saint Joseph, Missouri 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 Saint Joseph 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 Saint Joseph MO

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Saint Joseph 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 Saint Joseph, plus many more locations throughout Missouri and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Saint Joseph. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Saint Joseph , MO 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.  The first DNA test in Saint Joseph, MO performed by Health Street was in 2018.

Dedication to Excellence

Our dedication to excellence includes our commitment to provide compassionate services and to helping people obtain the accurate DNA testing in Saint Joseph that they need. 

St. Joseph, MO - DNA Testing

Establishing Paternity in St. Joseph, MO

When Missouri parents are unmarried at the time of a child's birth, state law only assigns the mother parental rights and responsibilities until paternity is properly established. Establishing paternity is the legal process of declaring a child's biological father, which grants him parental rights and responsibilities and also allows for his name to be placed on the child's birth certificate.

The easiest way to establish paternity in St. Joseph is by completing a Paternity Affidavit at the hospital following a child's birth or through a local Bureau of Vital Records office. From custody to monthly child support obligations, remember that this is a legally binding process, and DNA testing should first be sought if there is any reasonable doubt about who the child's biological father is.

Assistance Establishing Paternity in St. Joseph, MO

To establish paternity through the simplified method of signing a Paternity Affidavit, both St. Joseph parents must agree on the paternity claim and voluntarily sign the form. However, when one parent refuses to establish paternity using this method, the other parent will instead need to file a petition to establish paternity in Buchanan County Family Court.

A court order paternity establishment requires both the biological mother and presumed father to appear in court to conduct the necessary steps. These steps likely include the use of DNA testing to confirm the presumed father's genetic connection to the child. If this connection is made, paternity will be established and the parents will have the chance to seek child support payments, custody, and visitation agreements.

Paternity Programs in St. Joseph, MO

The state of Missouri offers a Putative Father Registry program to protect the rights of men who believe they have fathered a child. While this is not a method of establishing paternity, the Putative Father Registry program is used to notify the presumed father of any adoption proceedings involving the child. In the event of any adoption, a registered individual will be contacted, where he can take the steps to claim paternity using DNA testing to possibly seek custody in court.

Last updated 2/24/2023

Some Saint Joseph Neighborhoods That We Serve

Ayrlawn Drive
Chapel Ridge
Colony Square
Garden Gate Court
Heatherwood Hills
Ridgeway St
Savannah Rd
Washington Park
Wilshire Place

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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