DNA Test - Sparks, NV

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Sparks, Nevada at 2 conveniently located testing laboratories. Register now, or call us at (775) 204-3745 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.

Shedule an appointment for a DNA test quickly and easily. The parties can come together or you can set up separate appointments. Grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing are also available. Legal DNA tests are done at our testing centers. Peace of mind DNA tests can be done at home by cheek swab, hair, or fingernails.

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DNA Test - Sparks, Nevada

Sparks NV DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Sparks, Nevada 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 Sparks 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 Sparks NV

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Sparks 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 Sparks, plus many more locations throughout Nevada and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Sparks. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Sparks , NV 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. The first DNA test we performed in Sparks, NV was in 2015.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

Sparks, Nevada - DNA Testing

Experts Say...

The law office of Thomas C. Bradley, serving Sparks, NV, explains what it means to establish paternity. "Establishing paternity means identifying a child's biological father. In some cases, this is ordered by the courts to determine who is financially responsible for a child," says the law office. "In these cases, refusal to take a paternity test can result in a default judgment. In other cases, fathers seeking to become a part of a child's life, give the child a sense of family history, and entitle the child to the benefits of being a dependent will bring paternity suits in Nevada."

Establishing Paternity in Sparks, NV

In Sparks, NV, if a child is born while the parents are married or within ten months of a divorce, the husband is presumed to be the child's legal father, and paternity is automatically established. However, if a child is born to unmarried parents in Sparks, the parents must establish paternity for the child to have a legal father. If both parents agree on paternity, they can sign an Acknowledgment of Paternity form. Both parents must sign the form, and they can go to court if they cannot agree to establish paternity voluntarily. Before going to court, either parent must start a paternity action.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Sparks, NV

If the alleged father questions or denies paternity, DNA testing is used to determine whether he's the child's father. If the father denies paternity in a paternity case, the court will order a DNA test. In Sparks, refusing DNA testing is considered an admission of parentage, and the court will determine paternity. DNA test samples can determine paternity with more than a 99% probability that the man is the father.

Last updated 12/26/2022

Neighborhoods in Sparks Served by our Clinics

Desert Springs
Foothills At Wingfield
Green Brae Terrace West
High Rock
Ironhorse Village Condominiums
Kiley Ranch
Mesa Meadows
Queen Way
Sunset View Estates
Triple Crown
Upper Highland Estates
Village Green
Wood And Erin Streets

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Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


"Paternity Lawsuits in Nevada." Thomas C. Bradley Law Office, https://www.tombradleylaw.com/blog/paternity-lawsuits-in-nevada
"What Every Parent Should Know About Establishing Paternity." Nevada Department of Health and Human Services Division of Welfare and Supportive Services, https://dwss.nv.gov/Support/1_1_2_1Establishing_Paternity/
"Sparks, NV." Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/sparks--nv/