DNA Test - Tallahassee, FL

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Tallahassee, Florida at 5 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (850) 203-5985 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 Tallahassee 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 - Tallahassee, Florida

Tallahassee FL DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Tallahassee, Florida clinics:

Paternity Testing can conclusively establish whether or not a man is the biological father of a child.

Relationship Testing for other close family relationships can be performed at our testing centers. Our DNA testing services can confirm or deny biological relationships between grandparents, grandchildren, siblings, half-siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews:

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 alleged father and child or children. 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 ordering one of our testing kits online and shipping the specimens back to us.

Legal DNA Tests vs. "Peace of Mind" At-Home Tests

A Legal Paternity Test is a court admissible lab testing service performed at an AABB accredited laboratory. 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. A legal paternity DNA test will hold up in court for such matters as child support or to change the name on a birth certificate. This test must be performed using strict chain of custody procedures. Our Tallahassee DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Tallahassee FL

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Tallahassee 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. Please call our customer service team to help you book your appointment over the phone, or set up your appointment easily online.

We have state of the art testing labs and friendly clinics that perform the DNA sample collection in Tallahassee, plus many more locations throughout Florida and across the United States. During registration, we'll show you the nearest locations for DNA testing so you can choose the site that's most convenient. You'll also pick the times and days that you prefer.

Why Health Street

A Decade Plus of Experience

Health Street has provided DNA tests since 2010. The first DNA test we performed in Tallahassee, FL was in 2018.

Dedicated to Excellence

We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in Tallahassee. 

Tallahassee, Florida - DNA Testing

Establishing Paternity in Tallahassee, FL

If parents in Tallahassee are married, the husband is presumed the child's legal father, and paternity doesn't need to be established. However, unmarried parents must establish paternity for the child to have a legal father. In Tallahassee, paternity can be established by signing a voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity, through a court order, through an administrative order based on DNA testing, or legitimation.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Tallahassee, FL

DNA testing determines whether a man is a child's biological father. If the DNA test shows a 99 percent probability or higher that the man is the child's father, he is the biological father. In Tallahassee, a DNA test that shows a zero percent probability of paternity will close the case with the alleged father. Once the biological father is identified, an order of paternity is established, and the father's name is added to the birth certificate.

Experts Say...

Cowhey & Ward, Attorneys at Law in Tallahassee, explain paternity and its importance. "Paternity is about establishing the identity of a child's father for purposes of having the father contribute to the support of the child and/or establish parental rights," they said, "In the majority of cases, the father's identity is not at issue especially if the parents are married to one another. If married, the law presumes the husband is the child's father, and he has a legal obligation toward the child born of the wife." The law firm continued, "As the legal parent, the father possesses the duties and responsibilities to support the child." According to Cowhey & Ward, these rights include participating in decision-making for the child and parenting time.

Last updated 8/31/2022

Neighborhoods In and Around Tallahassee That We Serve

Gautier/Manor Dr Area
Wellswood-Suburban Hills
Olson Landing/Viking Way
Freshwater Farms/ Anhinga
Florida State University
Timberlane Market Square
Evergreens At Mahan
The Grove At Summerbrook
S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Cobb Middle School Area

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"Florida Family Law: 5 Ways to Establish Paternity." Vasquey de Lara Law Group, https://www.familylawprotection.com/florida-family-law-5-ways-to-establish-paternity/
"Establishing or Challenging Paternity." Cowhey & Ward Attorneys at Law, https://cowheyward.com/establishing-or-challenging-paternity/
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