DNA Test - Searcy, AR

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Searcy, Arkansas at a centrally located testing laboratory. Register now, or call us at (501) 254-7582 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 Searcy 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 - Searcy, Arkansas

Searcy AR DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Searcy, Arkansas 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:

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 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 Searcy 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 Searcy AR

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Searcy 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 Searcy, plus many more locations throughout Arkansas and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Searcy. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Searcy , AR 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

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 Searcy as well as communities all across the nation.

Dedicated to Excellence

We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in Searcy. 

Searcy, AR - DNA Testing

Establishing Paternity in Searcy, AR

Establishing paternity is the process of becoming a child's legal father. The easiest way to establish paternity in Searcy is by signing a Paternity Acknowledgement form, a legal document stating the child's father. A DNA test is not required to sign the voluntary form, and the process is free. Parents can sign the form at the hospital when the child is born or later. The form must be signed by a Notary Public. If parents cannot agree to establish paternity voluntarily, they can initiate a paternity case and go to court. In Searcy, parents can start a paternity case at any time during the child's life.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Searcy, AR

DNA testing can either prove that a man is not the child's biological father or show up to a 99% probability that he is the child's father. When establishing paternity in court, the judge will likely order DNA testing to prove paternity. To prove fatherhood in Searcy, a DNA test must show a probability of 95% or higher that a man is the child's biological father. If a mother applies for child support and hasn't established paternity, the Office of Child Support and Enforcement Services (OCSE) will begin the process of establishing paternity, which may require DNA testing. Once the judge establishes paternity, custody, visitation, and child support orders can also be issued. Parents can also request a DNA test before signing a voluntary acknowledgment form if they have doubts about the child's biological father.

Experts Say...

Arkansas law firm Robertson, Oswalt, Nony & Associates says, "In Arkansas when a child is born to an unwed woman, the mother is automatically granted sole physical and legal custody." The law firm explained that an unmarried father has no rights to the child, and to protect his rights, he must establish paternity. "It is important to recognize that putting the father's name on the birth certificate is not sufficient to establish legal paternity. Instead, both the mother and the father need to sign a document called an "Affidavit Acknowledging Paternity." The law firm also reminds parents that they can request DNA testing if they question paternity.

Last updated 6/16/2023

Neighborhoods In and Around Searcy That We Serve

Elm Terrace
Joy Mountain
Meadow Lane
N Main St Stretch
River Oaks
S Smyrna Rd
Valley Elms
Western Hills

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