DNA Test - Albany, OR

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Albany, Oregon at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (541) 209-4938 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 - Albany, Oregon

Albany OR DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Albany, Oregon 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 Albany 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 Albany OR

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Albany 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 Albany, plus many more locations throughout Oregon and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Albany. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Albany , OR 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. We have provided DNA tests and paternity tests to thousands of people in Albany as well as communities all across the nation.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

Albany, OR - DNA Testing

Experts Say...

"Paternity is presumed when the child is born during marriage," said Boender & Payment Attorneys, servicing Albany and Linn County. "The proceeding can be initiated before or after the child's birth. If the child is born to unmarried parents, paternity must be established before child support, custody, and parenting time can be awarded." The law firm said that a guardian or either parent can initiate proceedings to establish paternity.

Establishing Paternity in Albany, OR

Establishing paternity is the process of a man becoming a child's legal father. If the parents are married, the law considers the husband the child's legal father, and the parents do not need to establish paternity. However, unmarried parents must establish paternity for the child to have a legal father. The easiest way to establish paternity in Albany is by signing an Acknowledgment of Paternity affidavit. If both parents cannot agree to sign the voluntary affidavit, they can establish paternity in court. Parents can take applications for paternity establishment to the local Child Support Services Office, located at 1245 Clay St SE in Albany.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Albany, OR

If the mother and man can not agree on the child's biological father, they can file a Declaration in Support of Establishing Paternity. In this case, a DNA test is usually required to determine the probability that the man is the child's father. DNA tests are more than 99% accurate. If the results show genetic markers showing the man is the child's biological father, the court can establish legal paternity. If the DNA test excludes the man as the child's father, he is no longer involved in the case, and the mother must provide the name of another alleged father to continue establishing paternity.

Last updated 11/6/2023

Neighborhoods in Albany Served by our Clinics

Amigo Villa
Bowman Park
Muddys Pond
North Pointe
Ocean Ave
Pacific Blvd
Queen Jackson
Rogers Acre
Sweetwater Estates
Viewcrest & Meeker Hill
Willamette River East

Additional Services

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"Establish Paternity." Oregon Department of Justice - Child Support, https://www.doj.state.or.us/child-support/services/establish-paternity/
"Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity Affidavit." Oregon Health Authority, https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/BIRTHDEATHCERTIFICATES/CHANGEVITALRECORDS/Documents/45-21.pdf
"Locations." Oregon Department of Justice = Child Support, https://www.doj.state.or.us/child-support/locations/
"Declaration in Support of Establishing Paternity." Oregon Department of Justice, https://justice.oregon.gov/child-support/pdf/csf110112.pdf
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