DNA Test - Salt Lake City, UT

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Salt Lake City, Utah at 11 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (801) 657-4245 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 Salt Lake City 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 - Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City UT DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Salt Lake City, Utah 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:

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 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 Salt Lake City DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Salt Lake City UT

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Salt Lake City 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 Salt Lake City, plus many more locations throughout Utah 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

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 Salt Lake City as well as communities all across the nation.

Dedicated to Excellence

We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in Salt Lake City. 

Salt Lake City, Utah - DNA Testing

Local DNA Stories

In 2021 in Salt Lake City, a family that used DNA testing was shocked to find out that their son isn't actually related to his father. Vanner and Donna Johnson could not have a second son, so they turned to IVF for another child, but there was a mix-up that wouldn't be discovered for more than a decade. Their son's actual biological father was unknown at this time, so the family decided to take another DNA test to find out who he was. Vanner's research led him to Devin McNeil, who he contacted to break the news. The two men researched what could have happened and discovered there was a time they were both at a clinic at the same time when the mix-up occurred. The families offered support to each other, sent emails, FaceTimed, and met at a Utah park. Kelly McNeil said, "Just to accept that they have a half-brother out there and just someone else to love, we see them at the park together playing and they just turned this hard situation and something that should've never happened into something good." The families spoke out about their story, determined to keep it from happening to someone else.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Salt Lake City, UT

Unmarried parents in Salt Lake City must establish paternity for a child to have a legal father. If both parents agree about who the biological father is, they can sign a Voluntary Declaration of Paternity. If either parent questions the child's biological father, the form should not be signed until DNA testing determines paternity. If one parent still refuses to establish paternity voluntarily, they can go to court, and the court will likely order DNA testing to determine the child's biological father.

Experts Say...

Salt Lake City attorneys Hepworth & Associates explains that during a court action, the judge will take testimony and evidence into consideration when determining paternity. "A judicial paternity order legally establishes paternity, allows the father's name to be added to the birth certificate (if issued in Utah), establishes a child support order for both parents, establishes a medical support order, can change the child's name, can address custody, and can set up a visitation schedule," the firm said.

Last updated 8/30/2022

Neighborhoods In and Around Salt Lake City That We Serve

Lodestone Woodsborough
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Taylorsville-4800 S North
Cott Heights-Newtopia Acres
Olympus Cove North
Wilshire/Parleys Way
Yalecrest - Laird Park
Yalecrest Park

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