DNA Test - Sweetwater, TN

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Sweetwater, Tennessee at a centrally located testing laboratory. Register now, or call us at (423) 205-0979 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.

Schedule your Sweetwater DNA test appointment online. Our legal DNA test results can be used in court for matters such as: child support, birth certificates, and custody cases. Appointments can be scheduled together or separately. Legal DNA tests are done by cheek swab at our testing centers. We also offer home DNA test kits for peace of mind. DNA can be tested from hair, fingernails, and other specimens.

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DNA Test - Sweetwater, Tennessee

Sweetwater TN DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Sweetwater, Tennessee 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 Sweetwater 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 Sweetwater TN

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

Sweetwater, TN - DNA Testing

Establishing Paternity in Sweetwater, TN

When a Sweetwater child is born to two unmarried parents, they will not automatically have a legal father because Tennessee state law cannot presume a child's father without the presence of a legal marriage. Luckily, the Tennessee Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity Program (TN VAoP) makes declaring a child's legal father an easy process that can be done by completing a simple form.

Signing a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity will declare a child's legal father, granting him paternal rights and allowing for his name to be placed on the birth certificate. Bear in mind that this process will also be necessary if either parent wishes to seek monthly child support or if the father requests child custody or visitation in court.

Assistance Establishing Paternity in Sweetwater, TN

If one Sweetwater parent refuses to establish paternity, the parent seeking the establishment will need to request court assistance to complete the process. A court-ordered paternity establishment is often used when a father denies the given paternity claim or refuses to undergo DNA paternity testing to verify a mother's paternity claim.

By filing a petition to establish paternity through Monroe County Court, a judge will issue a summons mandating that the opposing parent completes the necessary steps to establish paternity. A Monroe County judge will use DNA testing to accurately identify the child's biological father, where paternity can then be established alongside any parenting agreements or child support orders if necessary.

Paternity Programs in Sweetwater, TN

The Tennessee Department of Children's Services offers a Putative Father Registry program to Sweetwater men who believe they are the biological father of a child they have no legal connection to. While this is not a method of establishing paternity, the program protects an individual's parental rights by notifying them of any legal adoption proceedings involving the child. The state views registering with this program as a "notice of intent" to claim paternity, which may be helpful at a later date if one wishes to establish paternity and seek custody in court to prevent an adoption.

Last updated 9/14/2023

Neighborhoods in Sweetwater Served by our Clinics

City Center
Duck Park Comrades
Fairlane Drive
Oakland Rd
Monroe Ridge Apartments
North Main Street
Sequoyah Trail Apartments
South Sweetwater
Willow Creek

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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"Monroe County Circuit Court Clerk." Monroe County Tennessee Circuit Court Clerk, http://www.monroecircuitcourt.com/
"For Alleged or Putative Fathers." Tennessee Department of Children's Services, https://www.tn.gov/dcs/program-areas/foster-care-and-adoption/adoption-records/alleged-putative-fathers.html
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