DNA Test - Waterford, MI

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Waterford, Michigan at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (248) 617-7432 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.

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DNA Test - Waterford, Michigan

Waterford MI DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Waterford, Michigan 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:

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 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 Waterford 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 Waterford MI

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

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  We have helped thousands of people from Waterford to communities all across the USA get DNA tests and paternity tests.

Dedication to Excellence

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

Waterford, MI - DNA Testing

Experts Say...

Waterford attorneys at Clarkston Legal explain the meaning of establishing paternity. "Paternity — fatherhood — is established voluntarily or involuntarily in Michigan. The confusing thing is that the birth certificate of a child has nothing to do with paternity in the legal sense," says the law group. "Within a marriage, paternity is presumed to be the husband; but that is a rebuttable presumption. Outside of marriage, a putative father can execute what is known as an "affidavit of parentage." According to the Waterford attorneys, if a man disputes parentage or refuses to sign an affidavit, paternity must be established in court.

Proving Paternity For Child Custody Purposes in Waterford, MI

The easiest way to establish paternity in Waterford is by signing an Affidavit of Parentage. However, if a parent refuses to sign the affidavit, they must go to court for the judge to issue a parentage order. If a man denies paternity or seeks custody orders, DNA testing is used to prove paternity. Once the parents establish paternity, the father obtains parental rights and responsibilities, including paying child support and health insurance.

Parentage Laws in Waterford, MI

The state of Michigan passed the Revocation of Parentage Act in 2012 to provide more rights to putative fathers. The law states that if a woman is married when she conceives, her husband becomes the alleged father, and the man who claims he's the father is also known as the alleged father. If the mother and alleged father sign an Affidavit of Parentage, he becomes the acknowledged father. Under the act, a man must file an action within three years of the child's birth. If a mother or alleged father wishes to overturn a paternity acknowledgment, an affidavit is required along with proof of new evidence. While considering the affidavit, a judge may order DNA testing to prove whether the man is the child's biological father.

Last updated 3/24/2023

Neighborhoods In and Around Waterford That We Serve

Berkshire Place
Cass Lake North
Dixie Highway
Eagle Landings
Fiddle Lake
Hatchery - Airport
Kettering Commons
Lake Angelus
Maceday Lake
Marco Heights
Orchard Bluffs
Whitfield Estates
Windsong West

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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"Affidavit of Parentage." Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, https://www.michigan.gov/-/media/Project/Websites/mdhhs/Folder1/Folder6/Parentage.pdf?rev=2c18056d5a5f4a96ae12ec7948e6a450
"The Revocation of Paternity Act." Michigan Supreme Court, 26 July 2012, https://www.courts.michigan.gov/4a8504/siteassets/court-administration/focb-memoranda/2012/revocationpaternityact.pdf
"I Need to Revoke Paternity Established by Marriage: Tools for the Mother." Michigan Legal Help, https://michiganlegalhelp.org/self-help-tools/family/i-need-revoke-paternity-established-marriage-tools-mother
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