DNA Test - Tinley Park, IL

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Tinley Park, Illinois at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (708) 419-1668 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 - Tinley Park, Illinois

Tinley Park IL DNA Testing Locations

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

How to schedule a DNA Test in Tinley Park IL

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Tinley Park 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 Tinley Park, plus many more locations throughout Illinois 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 Tinley Park, the state of Tinley Park, Illinois, and throughout the nation.  The first DNA test that Health Street provided in Tinley Park, IL was in 2017.Since then, we have done 44 DNA and paternity tests in Tinley Park.

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 Tinley Park. 

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Experts Say...

"When a married couple has a child, the man is automatically presumed to be the father and has full legal and parental responsibility rights to the child," explained the O'Flaherty Law Firm in Tinley Park. "When an unwed couple has a child, however, the father does not have the same rights as he would if he were married to the mother." The law firm said that signing the birth certificate acknowledges a father's legal relationship with his child. By acknowledging this legal relationship, the father becomes obligated to financially support his child. "Signing the birth certificate does not establish paternity that grants a father with visitation and decision-making rights to the child," the law firm added. "Establishing paternity must be done through a court order, which will also determine custody and/or visitation rights, as well as additional parental responsibilities, based on what's in the best interest of the child."

Establishing Paternity in Tinley Park, IL

Paternity means fatherhood. In Tinley Park, if two parents are married when the child is born or within 300 days of the child's birth, the spouse is presumed the child's legal father. However, unmarried parents must establish paternity. Establishing paternity grants the child rights to certain benefits, like social security, veteran's benefits, inheritance, medical coverage, and life insurance. The easiest way to establish paternity in Tinley Park is by signing a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity (VAP), a legal form stating the child's father. Parents must file the form at the Department of Healthcare and Family Services. Tinley Park residents can obtain a VAP form from their local Illinois Department of Human Services office at 7600 183rd St. in Tinley Park. If the parents cannot agree to establish paternity voluntarily, they can go to court.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Tinley Park, IL

Parents who are unsure of the child's biological father should not sign an Acknowledgment of Paternity until they take a DNA test to determine paternity. DNA test samples are taken by swabbing inside the cheeks of the alleged father and the child. The test compares their DNA and determines whether a man is the child's father.

Last updated 9/12/2023

Neighborhoods In and Around Tinley Park That We Serve

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Louis, was very friendly. I spoke to him at another time and he was very helpful. He appears to have a likable personality on the phone. The services were used at LabCorp located at 163rd on Harlem Avenue in Tinley Park, Illinois. I assisted my father in obtaining two paternity tests on my younger sisters.


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