DNA Test - Towson, MD

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Towson, Maryland at a centrally located testing laboratory. Call (410) 267-4678 or schedule online. We offer legal paternity tests, sibling studies, grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing to determine if people are biologically related.

Set up DNA testing appointments online. Test results can be used in court for child support or to change a birth certificate; it can also be used for simple peace of mind. Appointments can be scheduled together or separately. Legal DNA tests are done by cheek swab at our testing centers. We can also extract DNA samples from hair follicles, fingernails, and other specimens.

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DNA Test - Towson, Maryland

Towson MD DNA Testing Locations

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

How to schedule a DNA Test in Towson MD

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Towson 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 Towson, plus many more locations throughout Maryland 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. The first DNA test we performed in Towson, MD was in 2019.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

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Establishing paternity in Towson, MD

For unmarried parents expecting a child in Towson, MD, establishing paternity is an important step. There are two primary methods to establish legal paternity in Towson:

  1. Affidavit of Parentage (AOP): This procedure is more direct, requiring both parents to sign a legally binding document that states the identity of the biological father. It is important to remember that, although quick and easy to complete, this is a legally binding document.
  2. Court-Ordered Paternity: When paternity is uncertain or denied, the court can mandate a DNA test for the child and the alleged father. This route may involve a comprehensive evaluation by the judge, considering proof other than just the genetic testing.

Health Street offers legal DNA tests, and our services ensure 99.9% accuracy. Get confident answers without invasive procedures with our cheek swab DNA tests. Reach out to schedule your appointment via phone or by registering online.

Towson, Maryland: Disestablishing paternity

In Maryland, undoing legal fatherhood, known as disestablishing paternity, depends on how fatherhood was first recognized. This process can be complex and varies depending on whether fatherhood was assumed through marriage, declared by the court, or confirmed with an Affidavit of Parentage when the child was born. If the AOP was signed, the father would have 60 days to easily change his mind. After that, it gets tougher, and he might need stronger proof like DNA test results.

That's where Health Street comes in. Our trusted DNA testing services can help you collect the necessary evidence. But it's important to remember that a DNA test alone doesn't change legal fatherhood. You'll need it as part of a bigger legal argument, and the court will consider what's best for the child in these decisions.

Last updated 10/3/2023

Some Towson Neighborhoods That We Serve

Armough Village
Campus Hills
Charlesbrook At Pinehurst
Cromwell Valley
Brookview Farms

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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