DNA Test – Sandy Springs, GA
Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Sandy Springs, Georgia at 2 testing laboratories. Call (678) 648-4763 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.
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DNA Test – Sandy Springs, Georgia
Types of DNA Tests at our Sandy Springs, Georgia 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:
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 Sandy Springs 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 Sandy Springs GA
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Sandy Springs 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 Sandy Springs, plus many more locations throughout Georgia and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Sandy Springs. We’ll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Sandy Springs , GA 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
More than a Decade of Experience
Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Sandy Springs, the state of Sandy Springs, Georgia, and throughout the nation. Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from Sandy Springs to neighborhoods everywhere.
Commitment to Excellence
Our mission is to understand the DNA testing needs of our clients. We strive to provide the most accurate, fast, and conclusive paternity tests in Sandy Springs.
Sandy Springs, Georgia – DNA Testing
Establishing paternity in Sandy Springs, Georgia
Three methods can be used to establish paternity in Sandy Springs, Georgia. First, if the father is married to the child’s mother when the child is born, he will be automatically presumed as a legal father, and no further action is needed. Alternatively, parents can sign a Voluntary Paternity Acknowledgment (VPA) form if they are not married. The VPA can be signed at the hospital after the baby is born, or later on at the Office of Vital Records. This method is one of the simplest and fastest ways to establish paternity, but parents should be sure about paternity before doing so.
The third option for establishing paternity is via court. People usually decide to go to court when unsure about paternity or when they also want to establish visitation, custody, and child support. In Georgia, it is common for the judge to ask the father and the child to undergo a DNA test. Genetic testing is an easy and accurate method of proving paternity. Once the judge receives the DNA results, he can determine paternity.
Sandy Springs, Georgia: Challenging paternity
If a father is unsure if the child is his, he can challenge paternity even if it has already been established. If he has already signed a Voluntary Paternity Acknowledgement form, he has sixty days to prove whether he is the biological father.
The easiest way of challenging paternity is to have medical evidence of vasectomy or infertility or take a DNA test. DNA testing can show the relationship between the child and the father with an accuracy of 99 percent or more.
If the court has already established paternity or more than sixty days have passed since the VPA form has been signed, the paternity case can be significantly more complex. Often, a family lawyer is used to help determine the next steps.
Last updated 11/18/2022