DNA & Paternity Testing - Sioux Falls, SD

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Sioux Falls, South Dakota at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (605) 610-4411 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 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 - Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Sioux Falls SD DNA Testing Locations

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

How to schedule a DNA Test in Sioux Falls SD

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Sioux Falls 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 Sioux Falls, plus many more locations throughout South Dakota 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

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 Sioux Falls as well as communities all across the nation.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

Sioux Falls, South Dakota - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Why is it essential to establish paternity, especially for the child? Some of the many reasons include:

Knowing their entire identity
Knowing their medical history
Receiving financial benefits or Social Security, medical, and life insurance benefits
Possible inheritance rights or veteran's rights.

In South Dakota, establishing paternity means that parents voluntarily sign a Paternity Affidavit, or they go to the court and the judge signs a court order establishing the legal father. Court orders often include a DNA test that shows the probable paternity, and if it's 99 percent or higher, the alleged father can become a legal father based on the judge's decision.

DNA test reunites mother and daughter reunited after more than four decades

Kimberly was adopted as a young child but always wanted to find her birth mother. Cheri felt the same need even though it was her who gave up and that little girl. Through the years, they tried everything to find each other, never even knowing the other was looking.

Cheri was an unmarried teen when she got pregnant in 1972, so she hid it and only told her closest friend. Her parents and boyfriend had no idea the whole time. They only learned about it after she gave up on the baby and never spoke about her again. Two years and seven months later, she had a son with her husband. This son had a different father than her daughter.

Years later, Kimberly had a DNA match with a man from South Dakota. It was Cheri's brother, and she was shocked and so happy. When Cheri saw her picture, there was no question it was her daughter. They spoke on the phone and planned a meeting. After six days together, they are already planning many more gatherings.

Last updated 8/24/2022

Neighborhoods in Sioux Falls Served by our Clinics

Andersons First
Ascot Park
Auburn Hills
Arbors Edge
Aspen Hills
Cliff Foss
Copper Creek
Fox Run
Fountain Estates

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Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


Forms and publications. Forms & Publications : SD Dept. of Social Services. (n.d.). Retrieved August 24, 2022, from https://dss.sd.gov/formsandpubs/
Nelson, K. L. (2016, November 23). Blessed bond: Test reunites birth mother, daughter after 43 years. Knoxville News Sentinel. Retrieved August 24, 2022, from https://eu.knoxnews.com/story/news/local/2016/11/22/94271030/