DNA Test - Temple, TX

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Temple, Texas at 2 conveniently located testing laboratories. Register now, or call us at (254) 267-4102 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 - Temple, Texas

Temple TX DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Temple, Texas 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:

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Grandparent DNA Test (if the father is not available for testing)
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Sibling DNA Test (possible brothers, sisters, or half-siblings)
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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 Temple DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Temple TX

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Temple 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 Temple, plus many more locations throughout Texas 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. We have provided DNA tests and paternity tests to thousands of people in Temple as well as communities all across the nation.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

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How to Establish Paternity in Temple, TX

When a child is born to married parents, the mother's husband is presumed to be the child's legal father. When parents are not married, steps must be taken to establish legal paternity. Experts at the Temple-based law firm of Michalk, Beatty & Alcozer, L.P. explain that unmarried parents may establish paternity by completing an acknowledgment of paternity form or petitioning the courts for an order of paternity.

Benefits of Establishing Legal Paternity

Taking the time to establish legal paternity can create significant benefits for the child and for both parents. According to attorneys at the Temple-based Law Offices of Michael F. White, P.C., establishing paternity allows the child to have a relationship with his or her father, have access to their full family history, and be eligible to receive an inheritance from their father.

Once legal paternity is established, the child may also receive benefits under the father's record, such as health insurance, social security, and veterans' benefits. Establishing paternity also allows the child's mother to get a child support order and allows the father to petition the courts for legal custody and/or visitation rights as well as actively participate in the child's life.

Rescinding an Acknowledgment of Paternity

In some cases, it may be necessary to rescind an acknowledgment of paternity. For example, this may apply if a dispute about the child's paternity arises after the form has been signed. According to information provided by TexasLawHelp.org, a nonprofit organization assisting underserved residents of Texas, you can rescind an AOP within 60 days from the form's effective date, as long as it's done before a court case has been filed.

If issues arise after the 60-day period, it may be possible to rescind an AOP by filing a court case in the county where the child lives. For Temple residents, this can be done through the Bell County Court System.

Last updated 3/27/2023

Neighborhoods Served in Temple

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Barnhardt District
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Bird Creek
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East Downs District
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Garden District
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I-35 Midtown District
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Northwest Hills
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Tmed District
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Woodlawn

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:

Citations

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"Overview of the paternity process in Texas." Michalk, Beatty & Alcozer, L.P., 27 April 2018, https://www.mbaattorneys.com/blog/2018/04/overview-of-the-paternity-process-in-texas/
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"Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP)." Texas Attorney General, https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/child-support/paternity/acknowledgment-paternity-aop
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"Paternity." The Law Offices of Michael F. White, P.C., https://www.texastrialwarrior.com/divorce-family-law/paternity/
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"Acknowledgment of Paternity and Denial of Paternity." TexasLawHelp.org, 23 January 2023, https://texaslawhelp.org/article/acknowledgment-of-paternity-and-denial-of-paternity
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"County Courts." Bell County Texas, https://www.bellcountytx.com/county_government/county_courts/index.php
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"Neighborhood Planning Districts." City of Temple, https://files4.1.revize.com/templetx/Neighborhood/Neighborhood%20Planning/NPD%20(overall)1.pdf