DNA Test – Sarasota, FL
Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Sarasota, Florida at 9 testing laboratories. Call (941) 208-4697 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 – Sarasota, Florida
Types of DNA Tests at our Sarasota, Florida 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 Sarasota 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 Sarasota FL
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Sarasota 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 Sarasota, plus many more locations throughout Florida and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Sarasota. We’ll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Sarasota , FL 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 Sarasota, the state of Sarasota, Florida, and throughout the nation. The first DNA test that Health Street provided in Sarasota, FL was in 2019.
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 Sarasota.
DNA Testing Stories – Sarasota, Florida
Sarasota, FL DNA Stories
Two women in Sarasota, FL who became friends at work, found out through DNA testing that they’re actually sisters. Meagan Hughes and Holly Hoyle O’Brien were both born in Korea and work at the same hospital in Sarasota, FL. The two women became friends.
The women were both orphans that were adopted by two separate families in South Korea in the 1970s. After sharing stories, they learned they had very similar backgrounds. They decided to take a DNA test. The results came back showing that they were sisters. “I was in shock, I was numb. I have a sister,” said Hughes.
Research has shown that since 2008, the number of children that live in single-parent homes has increased by nearly 2 million in the United States. About 20 percent of single parents are fathers. According to Sarasota Family Attorneys, “These national statistics are mirrored in the State of Florida, and properly establishing formal paternity in Sarasota and Bradenton is becoming more important than ever.”
The law firm explains that before a father can have visitation and custody rights or be ordered to pay child support, he must establish paternity to become the child’s legal father. “Having a Father’s name on the birth certificate alone is not sufficient to establish paternity for time-sharing or child support purposes!”
Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Sarasota, FL
If the parents are married when the child is born, it’s assumed the husband is the child’s legal father, and there is no action required. In Sarasota, FL, two parents can establish paternity when the child is born by agreeing to sign a Paternity Acknowledgement form. Paternity may also be established through the court and DNA testing may be ordered to prove paternity. Once paternity is established, the father will have legal rights and responsibilities to his child.