DNA Test - Springfield, MO

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Springfield, Missouri at 4 testing laboratories. Call (417) 501-4211 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 - Springfield, Missouri

Springfield MO DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Springfield, Missouri 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 Springfield 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 Springfield MO

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

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Springfield, the state of Springfield, Missouri, and throughout the nation.  The first DNA test that Health Street provided in Springfield, MO was in 2018.

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 Springfield. 

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Establishing paternity in Springfield, Missouri

Establishing paternity means a child has a legal father, which is necessary if parents are not married, especially before a child support order.

In Missouri, parents have three options for establishing paternity.

Parents can sign an Affidavit Acknowledging Paternity when the baby is born at the hospital. Both parents must be present to complete the form.
If the Affidavit is not signed at the hospital, it can be signed later with the help of the Family Support Division or Department of Health.
If parents do not cooperate, or if they are unsure about who the father is, they can take a DNA test to determine the biological father. This often happens as part of a court order for the judge to determine if the alleged father is the child's legal father.

Missouri women were looking for a sister, but DNA test led them to find a whole family

Karen and Denise were adopted from Germany. Their birth mother, Barbara, wanted her daughters to grow up together and be raised Catholic. They got adopted by an American soldier who was married to a German woman who could not have children.

They had heard before that they had another sister—Silvia. However, they never looked for her out of respect for their adoptive parents. The sisters also wondered if Silvia did not want to be found. When their adoptive parents passed away, the sisters took a DNA test, and a girl named Renee soon reached out. Silvia was one of four children, and Renee was her youngest sister.

Soon they learned there was also a brother they had no idea about—William. He was also adopted from Germany, and when his adoptive parents died, he decided to search for his birth mother.

Karen and Denise eventually met their mother, but she had Alzheimer's and was very sick. Renee reached out to William and told him she was his sister. She told him he could meet their mother, but she was very ill and it needed to happen as soon as possible. William and his wife flew out to California to meet his mother. Without a moment's hesitation, she began crying and said that she loved him.

Finally, all of the siblings met in Missouri on a very emotional visit full of tears and joy. Barbara died less than a month after William's visit. Renee believed that their mother wanted to see William, and she was finally able to let go peacefully after the reunion.

Last updated 8/24/2022

Neighborhoods in Springfield Served by our Clinics

Parkwest Village
Bradford Park
Parkwood Survival
Cinnamon Square
Tom Watkins
Oak Grove
Walnut Street
Southeast Springfield
Cinnamon On The Hill
Commercial Street Historic District

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


Establish paternity. Missouri Department of Social Services. (n.d.). Retrieved August 24, 2022, from https://dss.mo.gov/child-support/establish-paternity.htm
Goodwin, J. (2021, November 23). How a search for a lost sister and a DNA test led two Ozarks women to siblings they didn't know they had. Leader. Retrieved August 24, 2022, from https://eu.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2021/11/23/missouri-women-searching-sister-find-siblings-through-ancestrydna-germany-adoption-air-force/8651803002/