DNA Test - Tupelo, MS

Set Up DNA Test

Health Street provides DNA testing in Tupelo, Mississippi at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (662) 200-9494 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.

Workforce Screening, Digitally Delivered

Star Rating
4.9 out of 5 stars (6539 reviews)

DNA Test - Tupelo, Mississippi

Tupelo MS DNA Testing Locations

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

How to schedule a DNA Test in Tupelo MS

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Tupelo 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 Tupelo, plus many more locations throughout Mississippi 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 Tupelo, the state of Tupelo, Mississippi, and throughout the nation.  Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from Tupelo 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 Tupelo. 

Tupelo, MS DNA Testing

How to Establish Paternity in Tupelo

When an unmarried woman has a child in the state of Mississippi, in most cases, the child does not have a legal father until steps have been taken to establish paternity. According to experts at the Tupelo-based Derek L. Hall legal firm, in this case, there are two primary ways to establish paternity. The first is for both parents to sign and file a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity form.

If there is a dispute over whether a man is the child's biological father, paternity may need to be established through legal action, also known as a complaint for establishing paternity. The child's mother, alleged father, or the Mississippi Department of Human Services can file for paternity with the court system. In most cases, the judge will require a DNA paternity test prior to issuing a ruling.

Reasons to Take a Tupelo Paternity Test

There are several important reasons that unmarried parents may want to take the required steps to establish legal paternity. Attorneys at the Tupelo-based Law Office of Amanda Todd Daniels explain that there are three primary reasons individuals seek paternity tests:

  1. A mother may need to establish paternity so she can receive court-ordered child support.
  2. A man may require a paternity action to prove that he is not the child's father after being served with child support documents.
  3. A man who believes he is a child's biological father may need to file for paternity so he can gain court-ordered visitation and/or custody rights.

Presumption of Paternity in Tupelo

When a mother is legally married at the time of a child's birth or at any time between conception and birth, her husband is presumed to be the child's legal father, and paternity is automatically established. Attorney Vic Carmody, who serves clients in Tupelo and the surrounding area, explains that this is true regardless of whether the man is the child's biological father. For example, if a woman had an affair that resulted in pregnancy, her husband is still considered the child's legal father unless court action is taken to disestablish paternity.

Last updated 12/1/2023

Some Tupelo Neighborhoods That We Serve

Ackia Gardens
Bristow Acres
Cedar Pointe
Green Acres
Harrisburg Heights
Lakefield - Woodside
Magnolia Place
Sharon Hills
The Villages

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


"How to Establish Paternity in Mississippi." Derek L. Hall, P.C., 10 July, 2017, https://dlhattorneys.com/blog/how-to-establish-paternity-in-mississippi/
"Acknowledgement of Paternity." Mississippi State Department of Health, https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/7978.pdf
"Tupelo Paternity Attorney." Law Office of Amanda Todd Daniels, https://amandadanielslaw.com/paternity-attorney-tupelo
Carmody, Vic. ""You Are the Father!" - Establishing Paternity in Mississippi." Mississippi Lawyers, 23 November 2022, https://www.mississippi-lawyers.com/blog/you-are-the-father-establishing-paternity-in-mississippi/
"Tupelo, MS Neighborhoods, Subdivisions, and Developments." RE/MAX Mississippi, https://www.remax-mississippi.com/northms/realestatehomesforsale/subdivisions-tupelo-ms