DNA Testing in Sanford, North Carolina

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Sanford, North Carolina at 4 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (919) 822-9336 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 Sanford 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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1133 Carthage Street
Sanford, NC 27330
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111 Dennis Drive
Sanford, NC 27330
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724 S Horner Blvd
Sanford, NC 27330
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2919 Beechtree Drive
Sanford, NC 27330

DNA Test – Sanford, North Carolina

Sanford NC DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Sanford, North Carolina 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 Sanford DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Sanford NC

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Sanford 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 Sanford, plus many more locations throughout North Carolina 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

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Sanford, the state of Sanford, North Carolina, and throughout the nation.  The first DNA test that Health Street provided in Sanford, NC was in 2018.

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 Sanford. 

DNA Information for Sanford NC

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Sanford, NC and Lee County

In Sanford, NC and Lee County, when a married couple has a baby, the husband is automatically assumed to be the father. But if the mother is not married when she gives birth to the baby, the baby has no legal father until paternity is established.

If you are the biological father of a child and do not establish paternity, you may not be able to be an active part of your child’s life, so it’s important for a biological father to also become the child’s legal father.

One way to establish paternity is by signing an Affidavit of Parentage, which is to be voluntarily signed by both parents. Only sign this document if you are sure that you are the child’s father.

Another way to establish paternity is through civil action. This can be done at any time until the child turns 18 years of age. In this case, the court will order genetic DNA testing to determine if you are the child’s biological father.

In Sanford, NC and Lee County, proving paternity doesn’t automatically make your child legitimate. You must go through the legitimation process. After the court reviews the evidence that you’re the biological father, the judge may declare your child legitimated.

Experts Say…

Batch, Poore, and Williams PC of North Carolina discuss the difference between legitimation and establishing paternity. “Most people file actions for paternity as part of a larger plan to establish child support or custody rights. Unfortunately, they often assume that’s the only action they need to file or that can be filed—but that’s not the case. Even if paternity is established, and child support or custody is also established, an illegitimate child still won’t be able to inherit from his father when his father dies unless he’s legitimated…Unlike paternity, if a child is legitimated, not only can child support and custody rights be established, but the child can also inherit from his father and vice versa. So, legitimation has a larger effect than paternity.”


Clinic Hours for DNA Testing in Sanford, North Carolina

1133 Carthage Street Suite De Sanford, NC 27330
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

Monday: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM(M Lunch: 11-2 PM)Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM(T Lunch: 11-2 PM)Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM(W Lunch: 11-2 PM)Thursday: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM(Th Lunch: 11-2 PM)Friday: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM(F Lunch: 11-2 PM) About this Location: You can find us down the block from Ingram Family YMCA. You can’t miss us.

Neighborhoods in Sanford Served by our Clinics

Colonial Heights
Copper Ridge
Cypress Creek Farms
Deep River
Devroe Meadows
Doe Run
Fairway Woods
Farm At Five Ponds
Friendship Village
Laurel Valley

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Jerkins, Jonathan. “What Rights Does a North Carolina Father Have to a Child Born Out of Wedlock?” Jerkins Family Law, 23 October 2018, https://www.jerkinsfamilylaw.com/child-legitimation-process#:~:text=The%20first%20step%20of%20legitimation,and%20(2)%20civil%20action.
“Affidavit of Parentage.” North Carolina Judicial Branch, https://www.nccourts.gov/documents/forms/affidavit-of-parentage
“How to Establish Paternity in North Carolina.” Batch, Poore & Williams, PC, 31 January 2020, http://batchwilliams.com/establish-paternity/
“Everything You Need to Know About Legitimation in North Carolina.” Batch, Poore & Williams, PC, 10 January 2020, http://batchwilliams.com/legitimation-nc/
“Discover your Sanford neighborhood.” Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/sanford–nc/