DNA Test - Saint Louis, MO
Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Saint Louis, Missouri at 3 conveniently located testing laboratories. Call (314) 207-5776 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 a 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.
Types of DNA Tests at our Saint Louis MO clinics:
Paternity Testing can conclusively establish whether or not a man is the biological father of a child.
Relationship Testing for other close family relationships can be performed at our testing centers. Our DNA testing services can confirm or deny biological relationships between grandparents, grandchildren, siblings, half-siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews:
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 alleged father and child or children. 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 ordering one of our testing kits online and shipping the specimens back to us.
Legal DNA Tests vs. "Peace of Mind" At-Home Tests
A Legal Paternity Test is a court admissible lab testing service performed at an AABB accredited laboratory. 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. A legal paternity DNA test will hold up in court for such matters as child support or to change the name on a birth certificate. This test must be performed using strict chain of custody procedures. Our Saint Louis DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.
How to schedule a DNA Test in Saint Louis MO
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Saint Louis 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. Please call our customer service team to help you book your appointment over the phone, or set up your appointment easily online.
We have state of the art testing labs and friendly clinics that perform the DNA sample collection in Saint Louis, plus many more locations throughout Missouri 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.
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Great Results For DNA Testing In St. Louis
Tracy Kuehn, a woman from Bridgeton, Missouri, is thankful to DNA testing for helpfing her to find her birth family. Originally adopted by parents in St. Louis, she later found her mother's name on legal papers and tried to track her down. Using the methods available at the time was unsuccessful, and Tracy eventually abandoned her dream.
Legal Sibling DNA Testing can be used to determine if people that find each other or meet as adults are actually related as brothers or sisters. Tracy's children thought that a sibling DNA test would be a useful tool for her to use to track down and confirm if she had any full or half brothers or sisters.
Upon further investigation, Tracy found a DNA match on a genealogy register, pointing her to potential half-siblings, Dennis and Ann. Tracy reached out to the pair and, amazing, soon found out she actually had a total of five half-siblings!
The large family is now spending as much time as they can together to put together the missing pieces and build relationships, thanks to advances in DNA testing.
DNA Testing Experience
Health Street has been performing genetic tests nationally since 2010; our first DNA test in Saint Louis, MO was in March of 2018. Since then, our Saint Louis clinic locations have completed 6 DNA tests for local residents at our Saint Louis specimen collection sites, plus thousands more in other Missouri locations and across the USA.
Commitment to the St. Louis Community
Health Street has worked with residents and families in St. Louis for many years. We help people work through the delicate issues that arise when paternity or other close family relationships are in question. We have even helped a pair of sisters from St. Louis reunite with their their long lost third sibling in a long-distance reunification meeting!