DNA Test - Valparaiso, IN

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Valparaiso, Indiana at 2 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (219) 246-2954 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 Valparaiso 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 - Valparaiso, Indiana

Valparaiso IN DNA Testing Locations

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

How to schedule a DNA Test in Valparaiso IN

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Valparaiso 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 Valparaiso, plus many more locations throughout Indiana 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

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  The first DNA test in Valparaiso, IN performed by Health Street was in 2017.In fact, we have successfully completed 49 DNA tests at Valparaiso testing centers since then.

Dedication to Excellence

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

Valparaiso, IN - DNA Testing

Experts Say...

Lea Shelemey, a family law attorney in Valparaiso, explained what it means to establish paternity. "By establishing paternity, a child is given the opportunity to know who he or she is," said Shelemey. "The establishment of a legal relationship between a father and his child is likely to ensure that a father has an opportunity to develop a healthy relationship with his child. Along with the parental relationship come parental obligations, including the establishment of an Order for child support."

Establishing Paternity in Valparaiso, IN

Paternity means giving a child a legal father. Establishing paternity gives the child the opportunity to develop relationships with both parents and gain a sense of belonging. It also allows the child access to financial support from both parents and any available benefits, like social security, inheritance, veterans' benefits, medical coverage, and life insurance. In Valparaiso, if a child is born to married parents or within 300 days of the marriage ending, the husband becomes the father automatically. However, unmarried parents in Valparaiso must establish paternity for the child to have a legal father. The easiest way to establish paternity is by signing a Paternity Affidavit, which is a voluntary form. Otherwise, they can establish paternity with a court order. Valparaiso residents needing assistance with establishing paternity can contact the Porter County Child Support Office, located at 155 Indiana Avenue in Valparaiso.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Valparaiso, IN

If the parents establish paternity in court, they can agree to paternity without DNA testing, or they can request DNA testing if they're unsure of the child's biological father. The court can also determine if DNA testing is necessary. Either parent can also request DNA testing before voluntarily establishing paternity. In Valparaiso, DNA tests must be performed by a certified laboratory. Home DNA test kits are not legally admissible.

Last updated 5/17/2023

Neighborhoods Served in Valparaiso

200 W And 700 N
Beauty Creek Estates At Windsor North
Courtyards At Pepper Creek
Downtown And Campus
Edgewater & Calumet
Forest Park West
Greenfield Creek
Heritage Valley
Lincoln Hwy-N 600 W
Morgan Township
Oak Grove
Quail Ridge
Rolling Meadows
Sager Estates
Turtle Run
Vale Park / Calumet

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


"Paternity." Shelemey Law Office, https://www.shelemeylaw.com/divorce-and-family-law/paternity
"Paternity." Indiana Department of Child Services, https://www.in.gov/dcs/child-support/about-us/paternity/
"Child Support Division - How to Receive Services, Porter County Indiana, https://www.porterco.org/322/About-Our-Office
"Valparaiso, IN." Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/Valparaiso--IN/