DNA Test - The Woodlands, TX

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Health Street provides DNA testing in The Woodlands, Texas at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (281) 612-6505 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 - The Woodlands, Texas

The Woodlands TX DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our The Woodlands, 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:

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 The Woodlands DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in The Woodlands TX

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our The Woodlands 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 The Woodlands, 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

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in The Woodlands, the state of The Woodlands, Texas, and throughout the nation.  Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from The Woodlands to neighborhoods everywhere.

Commitment to Excellence

Our mission is to understand the DNA testing needs of our clients. We strive to provide the most accurate, fast, and conclusive paternity tests in The Woodlands. 

The Woodlands, Texas - DNA Testing

How to Establish Paternity in The Woodlands, TX

In the state of Texas, two unmarried parents located in The Woodlands area will be required to formally establish paternity after the birth of their child to legally designate the child's biological father. Taking the steps to establish paternity provides the father with parental rights over his child and allows for his name to be placed on the child's birth certificate.

To establish paternity, The Woodlands parents must complete an Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP). This completely voluntary method of paternity establishment can be completed following the child's birth at the hospital or birthing facility, or at a later date through an AOP-certified entity. It's advised to use DNA paternity testing in the event of paternity uncertainty to avoid any legal complications down the line.

Paternity Laws and Regulations in The Woodlands, TX

Under prior Texas paternity law, men from The Woodlands area who were previously presumed to be the biological father of a child would face heavy difficulties in court when petitioning to revoke child support orders if they later learned they were not the biological father. Fortunately, updates to Texas paternity law now better protect previously presumed fathers who may fall victim to paternity fraud.

In cases of mistaken paternity, individuals can now file a petition in court to terminate parent-child relationships involving a man and child who are not biologically related. The courts will ask that DNA testing is completed to confirm this claim. Any child support obligations will be terminated if mistaken paternity or paternity fraud is discovered by the results of DNA testing.

Experts in The Woodlands, TX Say…

Using DNA paternity testing to accurately identify yourself as a child's biological father is extremely important as it helps streamline the paternity establishment process. However, many fathers may question their legal rights if paternity has never been established and their name is not on the child's birth certificate. According to The Woodlands family law attorney Bryan Fagan, without a paternity acknowledgment, a presumed father will have no legal rights to his child and will not be able to seek custody or visitation until paternity is properly established.

Last updated 12/26/2022

Neighborhoods Served in The Woodlands

Augusta Pines
Carlton Woods Creekside
College Park
East Shore
Grogans Mill
Indian Springs
Panther Creek
Research Forest
Spring Northeast
The Woodlands Town Center

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


"Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP)." Ken Paxton Attorney General of Texas, https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/child-support/paternity/acknowledgment-paternity-aop
"Mistaken Paternity." Ken Paxton Attorney General of Texas, https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/child-support/paternity/mistaken-paternity
"Can A Father Take A Child If He Is Not On The Birth Certificate?" Law Office of Bryan Fagan, https://www.bryanfagan.com/blog/2020/july/can-a-father-take-a-child-if-he-is-not-on-the-bi/
"Neighborhoods." Compass.com, https://www.compass.com/neighborhood-guides/houston/the-woodlands/