DNA Test - Alhambra, CA

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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

Alhambra CA DNA Testing Locations

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:

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 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, California - DNA Testing

Establishing Parentage in Alhambra

In the state of California, when a child is born to unmarried parents, they must take steps to establish the child's legal paternity, also known as parentage. According to the Alhambra-based Law Offices of Meisa Banh, even if a man can prove he is a child's biological father, without legally establishing paternity, he will have no legal rights or responsibilities related to the child.

When both parents agree about the identity of the child's biological father, legal paternity can be established using a voluntary declaration of parentage form. Otherwise, if there is a dispute, an interested party may need to petition the courts for an order of paternity. In this case, the courts will typically order DNA testing before issuing a ruling.

California's Parentage Opportunity Program (POP)

Alhambra residents can take advantage of California's Parentage Opportunity Program (POP), which allows unmarried parents to establish their child's paternity at no cost. To be eligible, unmarried parents must agree that there is only one possible genetic father.

Parents can sign a Voluntary Declaration of Parentage (VDOP) form at the hospital when the child is born, or obtain a form at a later date from their local child support agency, the Family Law Facilitator at the local court, the local welfare office, or the local registrar of births and deaths.

Reasons to Establish a Child's Legal Paternity

Even if a child's parents have informal visitation and custody agreements in place, it's still important to take the necessary steps to establish legal paternity. Attorneys at R|M Law Group, which serves clients in Alhambra and the surrounding area, note that until legal paternity has been established, a child lacks certain rights, such as the ability to receive an inheritance or death benefits from the father. Other important benefits of establishing legal paternity include:

The child's ability to receive Social Security, veterans' benefits, and/or health insurance from the father.
The child's legal right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit or seek other legal compensation on behalf of the father.
The father's ability to sign legal documents on behalf of the minor child.
The ability to establish child support, legal custody, and visitation.

Last updated 1/27/2023

Neighborhoods Served in Alhambra

Almansor Park
Carpenter-Nathanson Tracts
East Beacon Street
E Bay State St
Elm St
Ethel Park
Granada Park
La Marguerita-Souders Tracts
Mayfair Park
Olive Avenue
W Commonwealth/S Raymond

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