DNA Test - Tampa, FL

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Tampa, Florida at 11 conveniently located testing laboratories. Register now, or call us at (813) 670-7534 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 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 - Tampa, Florida

Tampa FL DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Tampa, 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 Tampa DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Tampa FL

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Tampa 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 Tampa, 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

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  The first DNA test in Tampa, FL 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 Tampa that they need. 

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Importance of Establishing Paternity in Tampa, FL

For recent unmarried Tampa parents, establishing paternity can provide benefits for both parents and, more importantly, the child. Following a child's birth, two parents have the opportunity to establish paternity to legally declare the identity of the child's biological father with the state of Florida. This establishes the father's rights to his child, including the ability to seek custody.

Furthermore, by establishing paternity, either parent now has the ability to protect the wellbeing of their child through the request of monthly child support services. On behalf of the child, establishing paternity provides personal benefits including social security benefits, inheritance opportunities, and health insurance coverage from both parents.

Establishing Paternity in Tampa, FL

In the state of Florida, two Tampa parents can establish paternity in one of two ways. The first and simplest of options is to complete an Acknowledgment of Paternity at the hospital following the child's birth. This completely voluntary method of paternity establishment requires both parents' consent and should only be used if there is zero doubt in paternity or following DNA paternity testing.

In the event that either parent refuses to complete an Acknowledgment of Paternity, paternity must be established by court order. Either parent can file a paternity petition with a Tampa family court, which initiates the establishment process by summoning the opposing parental party. From here, a judge will often request DNA paternity testing to confirm the child's biological father.

Experts in Tampa, FL Say…

Following the paternity establishment process, two parents may find themselves back in family court to establish a custody agreement. According to Tampa Family Law Attorney David Hurvitz, in the state of Florida, child custody is legally broken down into two separate components. The first component is parental responsibility, which defines decision-making rights such as healthcare, education, and religion.

While often it is ideal for such decisions to be made equally, the court may provide power to a single parent to do so. The second component of child custody is time sharing. This element will outline how much time each parent will physically spend with the child and can vary significantly from case to case depending on living situations, income, and child preference.

Last updated 8/5/2022


Clinic Hours for DNA Testing in Tampa, Florida

11916 Sheldon Road Suite C Tampa, FL 33626
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M: 6:30 AM - 3:00 PMT: 6:30 AM - 3:00 PMW: 6:30 AM - 3:00 PMTh: 6:30 AM - 3:00 PMF: 6:30 AM - 3:00 PM About this Location: Ed Radice Sports Complex, located a short distance from our location, is a popular spot for local sports and recreation. It offers multiple sports fields, including baseball, softball, soccer, and football fields, as well as a playground and picnic areas.
14438 University Cove Place Tampa, FL 33613
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M: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PMT: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PMW: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PMTh: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PMF: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM About this Location: The University of South Florida, a large public research university, is located not far from our clinic. It is known for its programs in medicine, engineering, and business.
15423 N Dale Mabry Suite 101 Tampa, FL 33618
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M: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PMT: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PMW: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PMTh: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PMF: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM About this Location: Gaither High School is a public high school known for its strong academic and athletic programs. It's a prominent educational institution near our clinic.
2727 W Dr MLK Blvd Suite 250 Tampa, FL 33607
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M: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PMT: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PMW: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PMTh: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PMF: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PMSa: 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM About this Location: Al Lopez Park, a serene green space with a lake, is a popular spot for picnics, jogging, and fishing. The park also features a dog park and playground, making it a family-friendly destination near our location.

Neighborhoods in Tampa Served by our Clinics

Bayshore Gardens
Courier City-Oscawana
Downtown Tampa
Harbour Island
Hyde Park North
Parkland Estates
Safety Harbor
Sunset Park
Virginia Park

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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"Family Law/Child Support/Adoption/Divorce." Hillsborough County Clerk of Court and Comptroller, https://www.hillsclerk.com/court-services/family-law
"Tampa Child Custody Lawyer." Law Office of David Hurvitz, https://www.thetampadivorceattorney.com/child-custody/
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