DNA Test – Woodhaven, MI

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Woodhaven, Michigan at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (734) 896-5036 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 – Woodhaven, Michigan

Woodhaven MI DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Woodhaven, 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:

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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 Woodhaven 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 Woodhaven MI

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

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Woodhaven, the state of Woodhaven, Michigan, and throughout the nation.  Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from Woodhaven to neighborhoods everywhere.

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 Woodhaven. 

Woodhaven, MI – DNA Testing

How to Establish Paternity in Woodhaven

In the state of Michigan, there are several ways for a man to be acknowledged as a child’s legal father. According to Michigan family law attorney Ellen Paynter, who serves clients in the Woodhaven area, methods for establishing paternity include:

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Marriage: If a mother is married when the child is born, her husband is presumed to be the child’s legal father.
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Recent Widowhood or Divorce: If the mother has been widowed or divorced within 10 months of the child’s birth, the man she was married to at the time of conception is deemed the child’s legal father unless the courts say otherwise.
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Voluntary Acknowledgment: Both parents can voluntarily establish paternity by signing and filing an Affidavit of Parentage form.
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Court Order: The child’s mother, alleged father, or the Michigan Family Independence Agency can file an action with the courts. In most cases, the judge will order a DNA paternity test before issuing a ruling.

Understanding the Michigan Affidavit of Parentage

Signing an Affidavit of Parentage is a big commitment. Experts at the Woodhaven-area law firm Kelly & Kelly P.C. explain that this should only be done if you are 100% sure about the identity of the child’s father. By signing the form, you waive your right to request genetic testing or to request a trial to determine whether the man is the child’s biological father.

In some cases, it is possible to request a revocation of the form after it has been signed, but the process is complex, and revocation is not guaranteed. According to Michigan law, a request for revocation must be filed within three years of the child’s birth or one year of the document’s filing.

Reasons to Establish Paternity in Court

In Michigan, while an Affidavit of Parentage establishes legal paternity, it does not give the father rights to parenting time or custody. It also does not obligate him to pay child support. State law says that the mother is presumed to have custody of the child unless the courts have issued an order, or the mother and father have an agreement in writing. Otherwise, the father only officially has rights to visitation and/or custody and is only required to pay child support after the court enters an order or judgment. For Woodhaven residents, paternity cases are heard in the Civil/Family Division of the Wayne County Civil Court System.

Last updated 11/24/2023

Neighborhoods in Woodhaven Served by our Clinics

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Dix Toledo Rd
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Hall Rd
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Heritage Dr
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King Rd
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Provincial St
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Reeck Rd
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Vreeland Rd
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Willow Cove

Additional Services

We also offer other services, such as:

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Michigan Background Check for Woodhaven, MI businesses

Citations

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“Michigan Paternity Information.” Attorney Ellen Paynter, https://attorneyellen.com/paternityarticle.html
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“Questions About the Affidavit of Parentage in Michigan.” Kelly & Kelly P.C., https://kellykellylaw.com/blog/family-law/michigan-affidavit-of-parentage/
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“Civil Court Services.” Wayne County Michigan, https://www.waynecounty.com/elected/clerk/civil-court-services.aspx
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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
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“Woodhaven, MI.” Google Maps, https://www.google.com/maps/place/Woodhaven,+MI+48183/