DNA Testing in Sumter, SC

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Sumter, South Carolina at 2 testing laboratories. Call (803) 219-3273 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 - Sumter, South Carolina

Sumter SC DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Sumter, South Carolina 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 Sumter 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 Sumter SC

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Sumter 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 Sumter, plus many more locations throughout South Carolina and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Sumter. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Sumter , SC 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.  The first DNA test in Sumter, SC performed by Health Street was in 2018.

Dedication to Excellence

Our dedication to excellence includes our commitment to provide compassionate services and to helping people obtain the accurate DNA testing in Sumter that they need. 

DNA Information for Sumter SC

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Sumter

In South Carolina, the Child Support Service Division (CSSD) of the Department of Social Services (DSS) offers genetic testing for either of a child's parent. According to the CSSD, it takes about three to four weeks for results to be returned after the last "necessary party" is tested. Necessary parties include potential father, mother, and child.

The state requires a 95% genetic match to establish a "rebuttable presumption of paternity." The case will then be presented in Family Court. Sumter County's Family Court is located on North Harvin Street in Sumter. According to the Department of Social Services, genetic testing is for parents "that have not established paternity and are uncertain of the biological father."

According to South Carolina Fathers and Families, "50% of children born in South Carolina are born to unmarried parents."

Local DNA Stories

People who are searching for biological relatives as a result of adoption or other circumstances can use the South Carolina Adoption Reunion Registry. The registry has information from people who are searching for relatives born in the 1930s through 1990s. In South Carolina, adoptive parents, an adopted person who is age 21 or older, and birth parents and siblings can access non-identifying information, including health and medical histories of birth parents and the health and medical history of the adopted person.

Experts Say ...

Midlands Fatherhood Coalition is part of the South Carolina Center for Fathers & Families. Local resident Worjroh Donaldson enrolled in the coalition to strengthen his relationship with his 18-year-old daughter. Mr. Donaldson works full time and was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 21. He received health support from the Coalition and reconnected with his daughter.

He had an important message for his daughter, because she has also been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. "First thing's first, take care of yourself," he said. "The most important thing is, take care of your health when you're young. What you do when you're young, if you get the privilege to live a long life, it's all going to come back to you, good or bad."

Neighborhoods in Sumter Served by our Clinics

Mccrays Mill Road / Kolb Road
Alice Drive / Adams Ave
Pinewood Road / Kingsbury Drive
Cherryvale / Cane Savannah
Church Street / Broad Street
Brunsons Store / Britton

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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"Parents Links and Resources." South Carolina Department of Social Services, https://dss.sc.gov/child-support/parents-families/parents-links-and-resources/
"Paternity Establishment through Genetic Testing." South Carolina Parenting Opportunity Program, https://dss.sc.gov/media/2512/pop-flyer-1.pdf
"Family Court." Sumter County, http://www.sumtercountysc.org/departments/e_-_i/family_court/index.php
"Establishing Paternity." South Carolina Department of Social Services, https://dss.sc.gov/child-support/parents-families/establishing-paternity/
"Establishing Paternity." South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, https://www.scfathersandfamilies.com/fatherhood-issues/establishing-paternity/
"Father Focus." Midlands Fatherhood Coalition, https://www.midlandsfathers.com/what-we-do/father-focus/worjroh-donaldson/
South Carolina Adoption Registry Searching Posts. South Carolina Adoption Reunion Registry, https://www.southcarolinaadoptions.com/SCGuestBookPostings.htm
"Sumter, SC Real Estate & Demographic Data." Neighborhood Scout, https://www.neighborhoodscout.com/sc/sumter