DNA Test – Aliso Viejo, CA
Health Street provides DNA testing in Aliso Viejo, California at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (949) 207-3097 or schedule online. with any questions. Our paternity testing (including grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing) determines if two or more people are related.
Schedule an appointment for a DNA test quickly and easily. The parties can come together or you can set up separate appointments. Grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing are also available. Legal DNA tests are done at our testing centers. Peace of mind DNA tests can be done at home by cheek swab, hair, or fingernails.
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DNA Test – Aliso Viejo, California
Types of DNA Tests at our Aliso Viejo, California clinics:
Paternity Testing can conclusively establish whether or not a man is the biological father of a child.
Relationship Testing for other close family relationships can be performed at our testing centers. Our DNA testing services can confirm or deny biological relationships between grandparents, grandchildren, siblings, half-siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews:
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 alleged father and child or children. 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 ordering one of our testing kits online and shipping the specimens back to us.
Legal DNA Tests vs. “Peace of Mind” At-Home Tests
A Legal Paternity Test is a court admissible lab testing service performed at an AABB accredited laboratory. 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. A legal paternity DNA test will hold up in court for such matters as child support or to change the name on a birth certificate. This test must be performed using strict chain of custody procedures. Our Aliso Viejo DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.
How to schedule a DNA Test in Aliso Viejo CA
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Aliso Viejo 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. Please call our customer service team to help you book your appointment over the phone, or set up your appointment easily online.
We have state of the art testing labs and friendly clinics that perform the DNA sample collection in Aliso Viejo, plus many more locations throughout California and across the United States. During registration, we’ll show you the nearest locations for DNA testing so you can choose the site that’s most convenient. You’ll also pick the times and days 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 Aliso Viejo as well as communities all across the nation.
Dedicated to Excellence
We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in Aliso Viejo.
Aliso Viejo, CA DNA testing
What Are DNA Tests Used For?
Residents of Aliso Viejo, CA, use DNA tests for many reasons, including establishing paternity, determining child custody and support, changing birth certificates, establishing relationships with deceased individuals for inheritance, and so on. These tests can offer conclusive answers and peace of mind in situations that significantly impact personal and legal aspects of life.
Unmarried parents must take additional steps to establish legal paternity. If there is any uncertainty or disagreement, the father may choose to take a DNA test. Legal DNA tests by Health Street can be used in court in Aliso Viejo.
Child Custody and Support
Before child custody or support can be determined, legal parentage must first be established. Until an individual is established as a legal parent, that person has no rights to custody, visitation, or child support.
Changing a Birth Certificate
If parents established paternity and did not do a DNA test, they may find out later that the man who is on the birth certificate is not the biological father. Before they can change a birth certificate, they may need to prove who the actual birth father is, and in that case, DNA testing can be used.
Post-mortem DNA testing in Aliso Viejo, CA, enables individuals to establish biological connections with a deceased person, often for reasons related to Social Security benefits or inheritance claims.
How DNA Tests Are Analyzed
DNA testing involves comparing genetic markers between two individuals to determine biological relationships. A minimum of 21 genetic markers are analyzed to ensure the results’ accuracy and reliability.
How Long Does It Take to Receive DNA Test Results?
The time for receiving DNA test results depends on the DNA samples you provided.
- Cheek swab samples typically yield results within one week.
- Results from hair follicle samples may take up to two weeks.
Establishing Paternity in California
The easiest way to establish paternity is by signing a Voluntary Declaration of Paternity (VDP). Parents can get the VDP form in a hospital or other medical setting following the birth of the child. This is a legally binding document that establishes paternity without court intervention.
If parents are not sure about paternity, they should not sign the VDP as it is a legally binding document that gives the man legal rights and responsibilities. In that case, many people decide to go to court to let the judge establish it. This often involves DNA testing to prove the child-father relationship.
Last updated 2/13/2024