DNA Test – Alhambra, CA
Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Alhambra, California at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (626) 361-5835 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 – Alhambra, California
Types of DNA Tests at our Alhambra, 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:
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 Alhambra 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 Alhambra CA
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Alhambra 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 Alhambra, plus many more locations throughout California and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Alhambra. We’ll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Alhambra , 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. We have provided DNA tests and paternity tests to thousands of people in Alhambra as well as communities all across the nation.
Dedicated to Excellence
We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in Alhambra.
Alhambra, CA – DNA Testing
Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Alhambra, CA
Establishing paternity means obtaining a court order or an official document stating who the child’s legal father is. In Alhambra, CA, if a child is born to unwed parents, they will need to establish paternity. If both parents agree to who the biological father is, they can choose to sign a Declaration of Parentage.
If there’s any question as to who the father is or the alleged father denies parentage, DNA testing may be ordered by the court to prove paternity, and DNA samples will be taken from the mother, putative father, and child.
Establishing is important because even if a man can prove he’s the biological father, he has no legal rights to the child until paternity has been established.
Experts in Alhambra Say…
Meisa Bahn, an attorney in Alhambra, CA, stresses the importance of establishing paternity by stating, “Establishing parentage is very important for a child. First, the child gets the emotional benefit of knowing who both of his or her parents are. And, legally, it entitles the child to the same rights and privileges as those of a child whose parents are married.”
She lists several benefits of establishing paternity, such as financial support from both parents, documentation identifying both parents, both parents’ names on the birth certificate, access to family medical history, health and life insurance from either parent, inheritance, social security, and Veteran’s benefits.
Bahn states, “Once parentage is established, the court can make orders for child support, health insurance, child custody, visitation, name change, and reimbursement of pregnancy and birth expenses. Without establishing parentage, the court cannot make orders regarding these issues, so if 1 parent needs child support and the other will not pay voluntarily, the court will not be able to order child support until parentage is established.”