DNA Test – Alameda, CA

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Alameda, California at 3 testing laboratories. Call (510) 513-6522 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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2111 Whitehall Place
Alameda, CA 94501
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2421 Encinal Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
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2412a Central Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
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DNA Test – Alameda, California

Alameda CA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Alameda, California 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 Alameda 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 Alameda CA

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

A Decade Plus of Experience

Health Street has provided DNA tests since 2010. The first DNA test we performed in Alameda, CA was in 2019.

Dedicated to Excellence

We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in Alameda. 

DNA Testing for Alameda CA

Establishing Paternity in Alameda, CA

Under California law, legal paternity is automatically established for married parents at the time of the child’s birth, as it is assumed that the husband is the biological father. For Alameda parents who are not married at the time of their child’s birth, the state of California operates the Parentage Opportunity Program (POP) to help legally establish paternity.

The simplest way to complete a paternity establishment is by completing a Voluntary Declaration of Parentage (VDOP) at the hospital following the child’s birth. If both parents are unable to complete the form at this time, one can be completed later through a Alameda County Child Support Services Office, Vital Statistics Office, or through the local family law facilitator. Once this form is completed and properly filed with the state of California, the biological father will then possess legal rights and responsibilities over the child.

Assistance Establishing Paternity in Alameda, CA

In certain instances, a mother may face difficulties establishing paternity for her child due to a paternity disagreement involving the presumed biological father. For those who find themselves in a similar situation, Alameda County Family Law Court provides an online guide to assist those in need of establishing legal paternity and seeking child support services.

By following the provided steps, a mother can submit a paternity case to establish paternity with the presumed father. Doing so will allow a family court judge to issue a summons and request the biological father and child submit to DNA testing. If the mandated DNA test results conclude that the man is indeed the child’s biological father, the court will then legally establish paternity and further process a request to receive monthly child support services.

Experts in Alameda, CA Say…

If two parents decide to not marry or remain in a relationship following the birth of their child, the two may need to establish a co-parenting agreement to rightfully provide both parents time with the child. Alameda Family Law Attorney Deborah Dubroff says that a couple should first explore reaching an agreement outside of court using a private co-parenting mediation. This method allows the creation of a more targeted co-parenting plan that works best for the child and both parents. If two parents cannot come to an agreement, a custody case will need to be filed with Alameda County Family Court where a judge can assess the current situation and develop a plan that works best for the child.

Locations

Clinic Hours for DNA Testing in Alameda, California

2412a Central Avenue Alameda, CA 94501
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

Monday: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PMTuesday: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PMWednesday: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PMThursday: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PMFriday: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM About this Location: If you are looking for DNA testing in Alameda, California, you can find us close to Alameda High School.

Neighborhoods In and Around Alameda That We Serve

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Ballena Bay
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Buena Vista
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Downtown
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East Shore
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Fernside
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Marina
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The Wedge
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The Willows
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Whales Eye
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Woodstock

Additional Services

We also offer other services, such as:

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Citations

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“Establishing Legal Parentage.” California Child Support Services, https://childsupport.ca.gov/establishing-legal-parentage/
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“Department of Child Support Services: Alameda County.” https://www.acdcss.org/home.html
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“Parentage.” Alameda County Family Law Court, http://www.alameda.courts.ca.gov/pages.aspx/parentage
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“Child Custody and Visitation.” Dubroff Family Law, https://www.dubrofflaw.com/child-custody-and-visitation
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“Alameda, CA.” Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/alameda–ca/