DNA Test - Stephenville, TX

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Stephenville, Texas at 2 testing laboratories. Call (254) 267-4107 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 - Stephenville, Texas

Stephenville TX DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Stephenville, Texas 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 Stephenville 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 Stephenville TX

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

Stephenville, TX - DNA Testing

Establishing Paternity in Stephenville, TX

Stephenville parents must complete an Acknowledgment of Pater­ni­ty (AOP) to declare their child's legal father in cases where they are not married at the time of their child's birth. The legal establishment of paternity will be required for the father to obtain legal parental rights as well as have his name placed on the birth certificate. Furthermore, paternity must also be established if either parent wishes to seek monthly child support assistance from the non-custodial parent.

To file an Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP), hospital staff will present the form for completion following the child's birth. An AOP can also be completed at a later date through an AOP-certified entity in the Stephenville area. Bear in mind that this process is fully voluntary, and if a Stephenville parent is uncertain of their child's paternity, DNA testing must first be used.

Dealing with Mistaken Paternity in Stephenville, TX

In cases of mistaken paternity in Stephenville, the Texas Family Code allows the Erath County Court to terminate any child-parent relationships as well as any attached child support obligations. To prove mistaken paternity, the courts will first require the use of DNA paternity testing to show that the legally declared Stephenville father is not the child's biological father.

To disestablish paternity and have child support obligations removed, a petition to terminate the parent-child relationship will need to be filed in Erath County Court. If DNA testing proves mistaken paternity, a judge can then vacate a child support action. Note that a Stephenville parent may still be held responsible for any unpaid child support and interest up until the date of termination.

Experts in Stephenville, TX Say…

After an Erath County Family Court judge establishes paternity in Stephenville, they must also consider a variety of factors to develop a child support and custody agreement. According to Stephenville family law attorney Brady Pendleton, both parents will be required to financially contribute towards a child's health insurance, housing, and education. In terms of custody and visitation, an Erath County judge will also assess each parent's history of domestic violence and substance abuse to ensure all decisions are made in the best interest of the child.

Last updated 1/6/2024

Some Stephenville Neighborhoods That We Serve

Greenview Addition
Heritage Hills
Hill Valley
Mustang Ridge
Oak Hill Trail
Tarleton State
Timber Hills
West Stephenville

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"Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP)." Ken Paxton Attorney General of Texas, https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/child-support/paternity/acknowledgment-paternity-aop
"Find an AOP Certified Entity." Ken Paxton Attorney General of Texas, https://csapps.oag.texas.gov/find-AOP-certified-entity
"Mistaken Paternity." Ken Paxton Attorney General of Texas, https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/child-support/paternity/mistaken-paternity
"Stephenville Child Custody Lawyer." The Law Offices of Brady L. Pendleton, https://www.pendletonlawoffices.com/family-law/child-custody/
"Stephenville., TX" Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/stephenville--tx/