DNA Test - Tucson, AZ

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Tucson, Arizona at 22 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (520) 214-9624 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 Tucson 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 - Tucson, Arizona

Tucson AZ DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Tucson, Arizona 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 Tucson 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 Tucson AZ

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Tucson 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 Tucson, plus many more locations throughout Arizona and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Tucson. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Tucson , AZ 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.  The first DNA test in Tucson, AZ performed by Health Street was in 2018.

Dedication to Excellence

Our dedication to excellence includes our commitment to provide compassionate services and to helping people obtain the accurate DNA testing in Tucson that they need. 

Tucson, Arizona - DNA Testing

DNA Identifies Sailor Killed at Pearl Harbor

On December 7th, 1941, the USS Oklahoma was attacked in Pearl Harbor, killing 429 sailors. At the time, only 35 of them were identified. In 2015, the U.S. Department of Defense's POW/MIA Accounting Agency began working with genealogists to conduct DNA testing. Thanks to this new technology, as of 2021, they had successfully identified 200 of the remaining Pearl Harbor sailors. Among them was Signalman Third Class Austin Hesler, the great uncle of Tucson resident Ketherin Ayala. When asked about the discovery, she said, "I was so happy, it's like a closure."

Husband and Wife Both Reunited with Family After DNA Tests

A Tucson couple received the surprise of their life when they both connected with biological family members after taking DNA tests. Sharon and Mike Morgan were both adopted, but Mike did not learn this until he was 40. After submitting a DNA test, he was able to connect with his biological father and two siblings.

Following this turn of events, Sharon decided to take a DNA test of her own. She was pleasantly surprised when someone reached out to her stating that he was her half-brother. Since then, she has connected with two more half-siblings. Both Sharon and Mike remain in contact with their newfound relatives and are pleased to have them in their lives.

Arizona Paternity Test Rules

If you've been asked to take a paternity test in Arizona, you know that the results can completely change your life. When faced with this situation, it's normal to wonder whether you have a legal right to refuse. According to attorneys at the Tucson-based AZ Family Law Team, a child's mother can petition the courts to initiate a paternity action. If the courts deem there is sufficient evidence, they will likely order a paternity test,

The courts cannot force a man to take a paternity test. However, refusal may result in legal consequences. If you refuse a court-ordered paternity test, you could be held in contempt of court. In some cases, you may also face criminal charges.

Last updated 7/25/2022

Neighborhoods in Tucson Served by our Clinics

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Armory Park
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Barrio San Antonio
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Barrio Viejo
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Catalina Vista
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Dunbar Spring
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El Presidio
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Highland Vista Cinco Via
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Keeling/Hedrick Acres
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Miramonte
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Sam Hughes

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Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:

Citations

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Pitts, William. "DNA technology identifies Navy sailor killed at Pearl Harbor, gives Tucson family closure." 12 News, 31 May 2021, https://www.12news.com/article/life/people/those-who-serve/tucson-navy-sailor-pearl-harbor-identified-dna-technology/75-0811a5af-ee8a-489c-9e2a-f431cb9fe66c
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Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, https://www.dpaa.mil/
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Babakhan, Jen. "8 Adoptees Who Found Their Birth Parents Through DNA Kits." Reader's Digest, 7 March 2022, https://www.rd.com/list/adoptees-found-birth-parents-dna-kits/
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"Can I Refuse a Court Ordered Paternity Test in Arizona?" AZ Family Law Team, https://www.tucsondivorceattorney.co/paternity/can-i-refuse-a-court-ordered-paternity-test-in-arizona/