DNA Test - Waco, TX

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Waco, Texas at 3 conveniently located testing laboratories. Register now, or call us at (254) 267-4098 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 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.

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DNA Test - Waco, Texas

Waco TX DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Waco, Texas 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 Waco 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 Waco TX

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Waco 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 Waco, plus many more locations throughout Texas and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Waco. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Waco , TX 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

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Waco, the state of Waco, Texas, and throughout the nation.  The first DNA test that Health Street provided in Waco, TX 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 Waco. 

DNA Testing Info for Waco TX

Experts Say...

Ryan Law in Waco, TX explains the process of establishing paternity in Waco. The law firm states that paternity can be established by the legal presumption of parentage, filing a lawsuit, and signing a written acknowledgment. "A presumption is a legal assumption the court makes if specific facts are established and not contradicted," the law firm explains. A man is presumed to be the father if he's married to the child's mother at the time of birth, conception, or within 300 days of the child's birth or if he lived with the child, acting as if the child was his own during the first two years of the child's life.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Waco, TX

Parents that are not married in Waco must establish paternity for the child to have a legal father. An Acknowledgment of Paternity form is the easiest way to establish paternity and can be signed voluntarily if both parents agree on paternity. The form can be signed at the hospital when the child is born or at the McLennan County Child Support Office. If a mother and alleged father cannot agree to sign the voluntary acknowledgment form, they can establish paternity in court. In this case, the court may order DNA testing to prove paternity. Once paternity is established, the judge can issue custody, visitation, and child support orders.

Importance of Establishing Paternity

Establishing paternity allows the child to have relationships with both parents, helping the child to develop a sense of identity. It also provides the child with financial support from both parents and access to medical insurance, life insurance, child support, social security, inheritance, and other available benefits. Through establishing paternity, the father can receive visitation and custody.

Waco parents can find information about visitation, custody, and child support cases at the McLennan County Child Support Office, located at 501 Washington Avenue, Suite 300, Waco, TX.

Neighborhoods in Waco Served by our Clinics

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Alta Vista
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Brazos Village
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Country Club Estates
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Downtown District
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Greenleaf Peninsula
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Halbert Fort Graham
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Old Mcgregor Rd
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Trading Post - Elk Road
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Western Ridge Estates
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Wortham Bend/China Spring

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:

Citations

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"Establishing Parentage Attorney in Waco, Texas." Ryan Law, https://www.ryanlaw.org/practice-areas/family-law/establishing-parentage/
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"Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP)." Texas Attorney General, https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/child-support/paternity/acknowledgment-paternity-aop
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"Child Support Information." McLennan County, https://www.co.mclennan.tx.us/358/Child-Support-Information
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"Paternity." Blanchard & Thomas, PLLC, https://www.blanchardthomas.com/family-law/paternity/
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"Civil Case Information Sheet." McLennan County, Texas, https://www.co.mclennan.tx.us/DocumentCenter/View/853/Civil-Family-Sheet-PDF?bidId=
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"Waco, TX." Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/waco--tx/