DNA Test - Sterling Heights, MI

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Sterling Heights, Michigan at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (586) 210-3696 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 - Sterling Heights, Michigan

Sterling Heights MI DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Sterling Heights, Michigan 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 Sterling Heights 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 Sterling Heights MI

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Sterling Heights 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 Sterling Heights, plus many more locations throughout Michigan and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Sterling Heights. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Sterling Heights , MI 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 Sterling Heights, the state of Sterling Heights, Michigan, and throughout the nation.  Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from Sterling Heights to neighborhoods everywhere.

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 Sterling Heights. 

Sterling Heights, Michigan - DNA Testing

Importance of Establishing Paternity in Sterling Heights, MI

When a child is born to two unmarried Sterling Heights parents, Michigan law will only grant the mother parental rights over the child, as the state cannot automatically identify someone as the child's biological father. In order to grant a biological father his paternal rights in the state of Texas, both parents will need to complete the necessary steps to establish paternity.

By establishing paternity, Sterling Heights parents create a legal bond between a child and a biological father. Properly establishing paternity also provides a chance for the child to obtain benefits from both parental parties, including social security, inheritance benefits, and military benefits when available.

How to Establish Paternity in Sterling Heights, MI

To establish paternity in the state of Michigan, Sterling Heights parents can either complete an Affidavit of Parentage or file a court order. Completing an Affidavit of Parentage is a totally voluntary way to establish paternity that is presented to parents at the hospital following the birth of a child. Both parents should only file this form if there is no doubt about the child's paternity or if DNA testing has been completed to determine the child's biological father.

When one parent is in disagreement and will not complete the steps to establish paternity, then the other Sterling Heights parent will need to file a petition to establish paternity through Macomb County Family Court. This process allows a judge to mandate that the presumed father completes DNA paternity testing for establishment purposes. Once the father is accurately identified, then paternity will be established to allow parents to also move forward with child support agreements.

Laws and Regulations Relating to Paternity in Sterling Heights, MI

Under previous Michigan family law, a Sterling Heights man who was previously presumed to be the biological father of a child, but later learned he was not, would face significant roadblocks when attempting to revoke a paternity establishment. However, the passing of the Revocation of Paternity Act now enables a Sterling Heights individual to file an action in Macomb County Court for the revocation of an acknowledgment within 3 years of a child's birth or within 1 year of signing the acknowledgment.

Last updated 10/7/2022

Neighborhoods In and Around Sterling Heights That We Serve

Dresden Village
Edison Field
Jason Meadows
Magnolia Park

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Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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