DNA Test - Vero Beach, FL

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Vero Beach, Florida at 8 testing laboratories. Call (772) 212-8638 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 a 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 - Vero Beach, Florida

Vero Beach FL DNA Testing Locations

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

How to schedule a DNA Test in Vero Beach FL

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Vero Beach 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 Vero Beach, plus many more locations throughout Florida 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 Vero Beach, the state of Vero Beach, Florida, and throughout the nation.  The first DNA test that Health Street provided in Vero Beach, FL was in 2018.

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 Vero Beach. 

Vero Beach, FL DNA Testing

What Are DNA Tests Used For?

From identifying the biological parent of a child to navigating child custody issues in court, here are some of the common reasons why someone may require a DNA test in Vero Beach, FL.

Paternity Testing

DNA paternity testing is a common practice in instances when more than one man could potentially be a child's biological father or when a parent denies the already assumed paternity of a child. In cases when a Vero Beach parent is not 100% certain of their child's paternity, DNA testing will be required. DNA testing in Vero Beach can eliminate any doubts surrounding a child's paternity and will help correctly identify the biological father to avoid legal complications at a later date.

Child Custody and Support

To legally establish child support and custody agreements in Vero Beach, Indian River Family Court will require unmarried parents to legally establish paternity first. A court-ordered paternity establishment will mandate DNA testing in Vero Beach, FL to determine the identity of the biological father and legally establish him as a parent. Once the legal father is declared, the courts can then develop a custody and child support agreement that works in the best interest of the child

Changing a Birth Certificate

When parents fail to use a DNA test in Vero Beach, FL to determine a child's biological father, it could result in someone being incorrectly listed as the father on the birth certificate. To disestablish paternity and legally alter the birth certificate details, Vero Beach DNA testing will likely be requested by Indian River Family Court to verify the given claim and avoid additional obstacles.

Post-Mortem Testing

If the presumed biological father of a child has passed away, the living parent and child may encounter difficulty when collecting social security and inheritance benefits if paternity was never previously established. Fortunately, an Indian River County judge can request a post-mortem DNA test in Vero Beach to verify the paternity claim and rightfully distribute any benefits to the child.

How DNA Tests Are Analyzed

A DNA test in Vero Beach, FL typically begins by collecting a genetic sample from two separate individuals, such as a simple buccal (cheek) swab, hair follicle, or blood sample. After both genetic samples are collected, they can then be sent off for analysis by an AABB-certified laboratory provider. During DNA analysis, a lab technician will identify 21 genetic markers in each sample, which will then be used for comparison to determine if there is any sort of DNA match present.

How Long Does It Take to Receive DNA Test Results?

The wait times for DNA test results depend heavily on the specific specimen that was collected for genetic comparison. Typical wait times for common types of DNA tests in Vero Beach, FL include:

  1. Cheek Swab DNA Test – Up to a week after collection for results
  2. Hair Follicle DNA Test – Up to two weeks after collection for results

It's important to note that aside from the type of genetic sample collected, result wait times are also dependent on the chosen provider.

Establishing Paternity in Florida

Following the birth of a Vero Beach child, if two parents are willing to voluntarily establish paternity, the easiest method is to complete an Acknowledgment of Paternity Form at the hospital or birthing facility. This process should only be completed if there is 100% confidence in the paternity claim or if DNA testing has already been used to verify the biological father.

If the mother or father refuses to voluntarily establish paternity, the parent requesting the establishment will instead need to seek assistance from Indian River County Court. According to Vero Beach family law attorney Lisa Lazan, once paternity is established in court, a judge will use paternity findings to help guide child support actions as well as time-sharing agreements.

Last updated 11/10/2023

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Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


"Paternity." Indian River County Clerk of Court, https://indianriverclerk.com/court-services/domestic-relations/paternity/
"Domestic Relations." Indian River County Clerk of Court, https://indianriverclerk.com/court-services/domestic-relations/
"Acknowledgment of Paternity." Florida Department of Health, https://www.floridahealth.gov/certificates/certificates/_documents/DH432-Acknowledgment-Paternity-Aff-1-2022.pdf
"Paternity." Lisa Lazan Law, https://www.lisalazanlaw.com/services/paternity/
"Vero Beach Mainland Communities & Neighborhoods." Dale Sorensen Real Estate, https://www.verobeachlistings.com/neighborhoods/