DNA Testing - Texarkana, AR

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Texarkana, Arkansas at a centrally located testing laboratory. Register now, or call us at (870) 345-1233 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 Texarkana 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 - Texarkana, Arkansas

Texarkana AR DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Texarkana, Arkansas 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:

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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 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 Texarkana 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 Texarkana AR

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

DNA Info for Texarkana AR

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Texarkana, AR

Establishing paternity is when the court decides that a man is the child's biological father. In Texarkana, AR, if a child is born to unmarried parents, the mother has full custody until paternity is established.

The best way to establish paternity in Texarkana s by signing an Acknowledgement of Paternity form, which is signed voluntarily. Once the form is submitted and approved by the judge, the father is named the child's legal father, and orders for visitation and custody can be made by the judge.

Paternity does not need to be established to married parents, since the husband automatically becomes the child's legal father.

If a man and women have a child out of a marriage and cannot agree on who the father is, the decision can be made by court action. Court action can be started by the mother, a man who believes that he is the father, a parent or grandparent of a putative father, or the State Office of Child Support Enforcement.

When a court case is initiated, DNA testing to prove paternity will be ordered by the judge. The putative father, child, and mother will all require genetic testing.

In Texarkana, AR, a paternity action case can be started at any time during the child's life.

Experts say...

John A. Butler is a family law attorney in Arkansas who discussed the importance of establishing paternity by saying, "I talk to a lot of dads—many of whom have fathered children outside of marriage. When they ask about their rights (How to set up visitation, Can I keep the mother from moving away, etc.), they are inevitably surprised to learn that they have virtually no rights. Until they go to court and establish paternity, they are about as important as any other dude walking down the street... A father must sue to establish paternity before he has any rights in the eyes of the State of Arkansas."

Neighborhoods in Texarkana Served by our Clinics

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Bell View
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Bemis Grove
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Blues
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Bon View
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Boydville
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Crossroads East
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Deep Woods
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Deer Creek
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East Ninth Street Heights
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Forest Acres

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:

Citations

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"Paternity in Arkansas." DivorceNet, https://www.divorcenet.com/resources/paternity-arkansas.html#:~:text=How%20is%20Paternity%20Established%3F,a%20voluntary%20acknowledgement%20of%20paternity.
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"Acknowledgement of Paternity." Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration, https://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/images/uploads/childSupportOffice/aopPage1English.pdf
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"Child Support." Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration, https://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/child-support
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"How to Establish Paternity." wh LAW, https://whlawoffices.com/blog/establish-paternity/
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