DNA Test – San Angelo, TX
Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in San Angelo, Texas at 3 conveniently located testing laboratories. Call (325) 716-1580 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 – San Angelo, Texas
Types of DNA Tests at our San Angelo, Texas 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 San Angelo DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.
How to schedule a DNA Test in San Angelo TX
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our San Angelo 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 San Angelo, plus many more locations throughout Texas 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 San Angelo as well as communities all across the nation.
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San Angelo, Texas – DNA Testing
Establishing paternity in San Angelo, TX
People from San Angelo, Texas, who are expecting a child outside of marriage can establish paternity through court or by signing an Acknowledgement of Paternity (AOP). The Acknowledgement of Paternity form is often signed at the hospital when the baby is born. However, an AOP should only be signed if both parents agree on paternity and have no doubts about who the biological father is. When signing AOP, parents must work with an AOP-certified entity that the Office of the Attorney General has trained.
If parents are unsure or disagree about paternity, they can go to court. In these cases, the judge often orders DNA testing. A DNA test is an easy method of determining whether the alleged father is the biological father. The judge can consider the results of the DNA test in the process of establishing paternity, but may also consider other factors. After paternity is legally established, parents can go through the court to establish child support, visitation, and custody if necessary.
San Angelo, Texas: Mistaken paternity
If an alleged father questions his relationship with a child, Texas law requires him to file a petition asking the court to terminate their relationship. Once the petition has been submitted, the Texas court will hold a pretrial hearing to decide whether he meets the legal requirements to proceed with the case. If so, a legal DNA test will be ordered for the alleged father and child.
If the genetic test proves the alleged father is not the biological father, the court can terminate their relationship. In this case, child support obligations may be relieved, but it is important to note that the man must still pay child support up to the date of termination. Sometimes, paternity cases can be very complex, and it is easier for the man to contact a lawyer to help him with the process.
Last updated 11/28/2022