DNA Test - Winston Salem, NC

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Winston Salem, North Carolina at 6 testing laboratories. Call (336) 203-1899 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 - Winston Salem, North Carolina

Winston Salem NC DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Winston Salem, North Carolina 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 Winston Salem 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 Winston Salem NC

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Winston Salem 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 Winston Salem, plus many more locations throughout North Carolina and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Winston Salem. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Winston Salem , NC 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.  The first DNA test in Winston Salem, NC performed by Health Street was in 2021.

Dedication to Excellence

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

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Establishing paternity in Winston Salem, NC

Establishing paternity can have many benefits for the child, including a greater sense of identity, access to paternal medical information, death and insurance benefits, military benefits, and Social Security benefits. If the mother is not married when the child is born, then the child does not automatically have a legal father. Child support can only be ordered if the alleged father acknowledges paternity or is proven to be the birth father.

In North Carolina, unmarried parents can establish paternity by Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity or by court order. The easiest way is to establish paternity in the hospital when the baby is born. Sometimes, there are doubts about who the birth father is. In that case, a DNA test may be necessary to determine paternity. It is important to note that although many at-home DNA tests are just as accurate as DNA tests administered by a professional clinic, results for at-home DNA tests are not admissible in a court of law.

NC women find out they are sisters by taking DNA tests

Diane and Mary from North Carolina lived their whole lives just a few minutes apart, but had no idea about each other or that they were half-sisters. Their mother died of breast cancer, and they were adopted as little kids by two different families.

Diane took a DNA test and found her cousin. She got in touch with them and soon realized she also had a half-sister named Mary. They started to chat and planned a meeting in North Carolina. It took them 55 years, but once Diane had the DNA test results, she could not wait to meet her sibling. Unfortunately, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, they could not meet for another three years, but it was one of their happiest moments once they finally did.

Upon meeting, both sisters could see a family resemblance in the other. They had a special bond and felt connected almost immediately.

Last updated 8/1/2022

Some Winston Salem Neighborhoods That We Serve

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Paul, M. (2022, June 23). 'I was so shocked yet sure': Adopted sisters meet for the first time after 55 years. NationalWorld. Retrieved August 1, 2022, from https://www.nationalworld.com/news/people/reunited-55-years-adopted-sisters-minutes-apart-found-each-other-dna-test-3742075