DNA Test – Westland, MI
Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Westland, Michigan at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (734) 802-0030 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 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 – Westland, Michigan
Types of DNA Tests at our Westland, 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:
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 Westland 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 Westland MI
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Westland 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 Westland, plus many more locations throughout Michigan and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Westland. We’ll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Westland , 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 Westland 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 Westland that they need.
Westland, Michigan – DNA Testing
Establishing paternity in Westland, Michigan
When married parents in Westland have a baby, the husband is presumed to be the father and automatically becomes the legal father. Unmarried parents, however, must establish paternity. Westland parents can either do so voluntarily or by the court. If both parents are confident in the biological father’s identity, they often sign an Affidavit of Parentage at the hospital after the baby is born. This is a legally binding document to complete the process of establishing a legal father, so it is important that parents agree before proceeding.
Parents who are unsure or disagree about paternity often go to court to establish legal paternity. The judge will usually ask the alleged father and the child to take a DNA test. Once the judge receives the results from the laboratory, the DNA results may also be considered to establish child support, custody, and visitation hours.
Westland, MI: Benefits of establishing paternity
There are many reasons why it is beneficial to establish paternity. For example, the child can develop a better sense of identity and bond with both parents. After paternity is established, both parents can share rights and responsibilities, which means both should support the child financially and emotionally. The child can access the medical history of both sides of families and better understand genetic risks and how to address them. The child can also benefit from health and life insurance from either parent, and even gain the right to inherit.
Of course, children are not the only ones benefiting from paternity establishment. Child support, custody, and visitation rights can only be established after legally establishing paternity. The father’s name can also be added to the birth certificate, and he can participate in important decisions for the child regarding their health, education, or religious upbringing.
Last updated 1/24/2023