DNA Test – Saint Paul, MN
Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Saint Paul, Minnesota at 3 conveniently located testing laboratories. Call (651) 362-1727 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 – Saint Paul, Minnesota
Types of DNA Tests at our Saint Paul, Minnesota 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 Paul 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 Paul MN
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Saint Paul 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 Paul, plus many more locations throughout Minnesota and across the United States. During registration, we’ll show you the nearest locations for DNA testing so you can choose the site that’s most convenient. You’ll also pick the times and days 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 Saint Paul 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 Saint Paul that they need.
Facts about DNA Testing in Saint Paul MN
Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Saint Paul, MN
In Saint Paul, MN, if a child is born to unmarried parents, the mother has full custody of the child until the child has a legal father, which happens by establishing paternity. The court can then decide visitation or custody rights for the child.
Establishing paternity in Saint Paul, MN can be done by both parents voluntarily filling out a Recognition of Parentage (ROP) form, which can be done at the hospital at the time of the child’s birth.
If the two parents are not in agreement about who the father is, or one parent will not sign the ROP, paternity may be established by court order and the judge will decide. DNA testing for proving paternity may be required by the court in some cases.
If you’re an unmarried father in Saint Paul, MN, you may want to register with the Father’s Adoption Registry to find out if the mother has filed an adoption petition for the baby. In the state of Minnesota, a single mother does not have to name the father of her child to put the baby up for adoption. If you’re not the child’s legal father, registering with the Father’s Adoption Registry is the only way to be alerted if the mother will be placing the baby up for adoption.
According to Beth A. T. Krause, an author specializing in family law, there are benefits to establishing paternity. She states, “Establishing paternity means more than just having a father named on the child’s birth certificate. There are certain rights for both the father and the child that come with a determination of paternity… Only once paternity is established can the father ask a court for custody of or visitation with his child if he and the mother can’t agree between themselves… a father can also put the child on his medical and dental insurance to cover the child’s health care needs… the child is entitled to support from the father… a child might also be able to benefit from the father’s life insurance benefits as well as Social Security and Veteran’s Benefits. Furthermore, both the father and the child will be entitled to inheritance rights should one of them pass away before the other.”