DNA Test - Selma, AL

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Selma, Alabama at a centrally located testing laboratory. Register now, or call us at (334) 600-2320 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 Selma 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 - Selma, Alabama

Selma AL DNA Testing Locations

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

How to schedule a DNA Test in Selma AL

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Selma 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 Selma, plus many more locations throughout Alabama 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 Selma, the state of Selma, Alabama, and throughout the nation.  The first DNA test that Health Street provided in Selma, AL was in 2020.

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 Selma. 

Selma, AL - DNA Testing

Establishing Paternity in Selma, AL

In Selma, if a child is born to married parents, the husband is presumed to be the child's father. If a child is born within 300 days of a divorce, the former husband becomes the child's legal father. However, if a child is born outside of marriage, the parents must establish paternity for the child to have a legal father. In Selma, the easiest way to establish paternity is by signing a voluntary paternity establishment form. If the parents cannot establish paternity voluntarily, they can go to court. The court can also issue child support, custody, and visitation orders.

Selma parents filing for custody or paternity establishment shall file at the Child Support Division at the Office of the Dallas County Circuit Clerk, located at 105 Lauderdale Street in Selma.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Selma, AL

DNA testing can determine paternity in cases where the parents are unsure of the child's biological father. Once a DNA test proves paternity, the parents can file a Petition to Establish Paternity, and the court can make an official paternity order. Parents can request DNA testing if either one questions the child's biological father. The court may also order DNA testing to determine paternity in court cases. In Selma and the state of Alabama, the court presumes the man a child's father if the DNA test shows a 97% or greater probability that a man is the child's biological father.

The Importance of Establishing Paternity in Selma, AL

Unmarried Selma parents and their children benefit from establishing paternity. When children have two legal parents, they can develop relationships with them both. Mothers receive help with the costs of raising a child and help with parental responsibilities. Establishing paternity also provides fathers with rights to visitation and custody. Children benefit by having emotional bonds with both parents, gaining access to medical records from both sides of the family, and receiving financial support, medical insurance, inheritance, life insurance, and other available benefits.

Last updated 6/19/2023

Neighborhoods in Selma Served by our Clinics

Berkeley Place
Cahaba Heights
Damny Town
Elkdale Place
Lynne-Haven Estates
Mallory / Russell
Medical Center Parkway
Providence Community
River Bend
Southside Park
The Cedars
Tuxedo Park
Valley View Estates
Woodland Heights

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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