DNA Test - Shawnee, KS

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Shawnee, Kansas at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (913) 270-4520 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 - Shawnee, Kansas

Shawnee KS DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Shawnee, Kansas 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 Shawnee 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 Shawnee KS

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

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  We have helped thousands of people from Shawnee to communities all across the USA get DNA tests and paternity tests.

Dedication to Excellence

Our dedication to excellence includes our commitment to provide compassionate services and to helping people obtain the accurate DNA testing in Shawnee that they need. 

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Establishing paternity in Shawnee, KS

If parent are not married when the baby is born, the law does not legally recognize the alleged father as the legal father. Legally establishing paternity means the father will be legally recognized. In Shawnee, Kansas, parents can establish paternity by signing the Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP), often done at the hospital with help from hospital staff.

However, there are situations where parents may choose not to sign the AOP. If there are doubts about paternity or the parents don't agree, establishing paternity through the court system is an alternative option. In court, the judge may require a DNA test to collect evidence of the father-child relationship. If paternity is established, the judge may also determine child support, visitation, and custody if necessary.

Shawnee, Kansas: Benefits of establishing paternity

Establishing paternity in Shawnee has several benefits for both parents and children. Following are some examples of possible advantages:

Benefits for Parents:
Legal Rights and Responsibilities: Once paternity is established, both parents can have equal legal rights and responsibilities towards their child. This can include the obligation to provide financial support and participate in important decisions regarding the child's upbringing, education, and healthcare.
Custody and Visitation: Establishing paternity can allow the father to seek custody or visitation rights. Without legal paternity, the father may not have a legal standing to request custody or visitation.
Parental Relationship: Establishing paternity can help strengthen the emotional bond and facilitate a positive parent-child relationship.
Benefits for Children:
Identity and Family Connection: When paternity is established, the child's birth certificate can include the names of both parents. This can provide the child with a legal record of their identity and family connection.
Access to Medical History: Establishing paternity can enable the child to access the medical history of both parents, which can be helpful for identifying potential genetic conditions or health risks.
Emotional Well-being: Children can benefit from having a relationship with both parents. Establishing paternity can allow the child to build a bond and maintain a meaningful connection with their father.
Financial Support and Benefits: With paternity established, the child may become eligible for other benefits, which can include Social Security benefits, medical insurance coverage, and potential inheritance rights.

Last updated 5/23/2023

Neighborhoods In and Around Shawnee That We Serve

Lake Quivira
Roeland Park
Bonner Springs
Shawnee Station
Hampton Woods
Willow Ridge

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


Child Support Services Home. Home - Child Support Services. (n.d.). http://www.dcf.ks.gov/services/CSS/Pages/default.aspx
Establishing Paternity Brochure. (n.d.-a). https://www.dcf.ks.gov/services/CSS/Documents/CSS%20Establishing%20Paternity%20Brochure.pdf