DNA Test – Washington, DC

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Washington, District of Columbia at 6 testing laboratories. Call (202) 389-9685 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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1145 19th St NW
Washington, DC 20036
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2021 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
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2207 4th Street Ne
Washington, DC 20002
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2141 K St NW
Washington, DC 20037
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4121 Minnesota Ave Ne
Washington, DC 20019
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4910 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016

DNA Test – Washington, District of Columbia

Washington DC DNA Testing Locations

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

How to schedule a DNA Test in Washington DC

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Washington 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 Washington, plus many more locations throughout District of Columbia 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 Washington, the state of Washington, District of Columbia, and throughout the nation.  The first DNA test that Health Street provided in Washington, DC 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 Washington DC. 

Washington, D.C: Home to Congress, Culture, and Chili

Arguably the most important city in the nation, Washington, D.C also has the fortune to be one of the most beautiful. Its stately elegance is impressive, but locals know that there’s so much more beyond the graceful marble and soaring towers. With more than 705,000 residents, the city is home to a hugely diverse population, and celebrates its Black heritage and indie culture proudly. In fact, the well-known D.C establishment Ben’s Chili Bowl fed both protestors and police during the 1968 Washington D.C riots and is still open today.

Arcane Laws Govern Washington, D.C

Although many Washington, D.C residents work for the federal government, the arcane laws that govern this region are mysterious even to those extremely familiar with governmental policy. The city is governed by an elected mayor and 13-member council, which is not unusual for a city of this size. However, any decision made by the mayor and council may be overturned at any time by Congress.

That oversight authority, combined with the fact that residents of Washington, D.C are not able to elect representatives to Congress, has made many people eager to change this policy.

Fortunately for any children born in a Washington, D.C-area hospital, the city has many of the same paternity policies as the rest of the country. The mother’s legal husband or domestic partner is automatically added to the child’s birth certificate. If the parents are not married, parentage can be established with a voluntary acknowledgement of paternity (AOP), or through a court order combined with either an admission of parentage or genetic testing.

Genetic Testing Opens Historic Doors in Washington, D.C

It isn’t just young families that can grow and maintain connections through genetic and DNA testing in Washington, D.C. The city is proud of its African-American heritage, and several families that are native to the area have been outspoken about how DNA testing has helped them learn more about their heritage.

The Quander family, who are based in the D.C area, can trace their roots back more than 350 years through times of slavery to their ancestral home in Ghana. In 2019, Washington D.C.’s WUSA-TV 9 produced an Emmy Award-winning documentary about the family. With 2020 marking the 401st year since Africans were first sold into slavery in America, it’s never been more important to learn from the people who are living reminders of this period of our history.


Clinic Hours for DNA Testing in Washington, District of Columbia

1145 19th St NW Suite 601 Washington, DC 20036
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

Monday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PMTuesday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PMWednesday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PMThursday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PMFriday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM About this Location: For DNA testing in Washington DC, you can make an appointment at our clinic near Dupont Circle.
2021 K Street NW Suite 725 Washington, DC 20006
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

Monday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PMTuesday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PMWednesday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PMThursday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PMFriday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM About this Location: You can find us in walking distance from Edward R Murrow Park. We are easily accessed by car or public transportation.

Neighborhoods In and Around Washington That We Serve

Adams Morgan
Columbia Heights
Capitol Hill
Foggy Bottom
Dupont Circle
U Street
Logan Circle
Woodley Park

Additional Services

We also offer other services, such as:

District of Columbia Background Check for Employers in Washington, DC

Local Reviews

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By JW on 4/6/2018
Cecelia R. was very helpful with getting the appointment scheduled and assisting with faxing paperwork. Services were utilized at a lab facility. Sibling DNA test was ordered.
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By Daniel boakye on 7/1/2016
Costumer service was great 2 for my personal use 3 D N A