DNA Test – Anderson, CA

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Anderson, California at 2 testing laboratories. Call (530) 776-0541 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 – Anderson, California

Anderson CA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Anderson, 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 Anderson 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 Anderson CA

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

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Anderson, the state of Anderson, California, and throughout the nation.  Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from Anderson to neighborhoods everywhere.

Commitment to Excellence

Our mission is to understand the DNA testing needs of our clients. We strive to provide the most accurate, fast, and conclusive paternity tests in Anderson. 

DNA Testing in Anderson, CA

Establishing Paternity in Anderson, CA

When an unmarried Anderson couple has a child, they will need to establish paternity for the father to gain legal rights and responsibilities. Establishing legal paternity also contributes towards the wellbeing of the child, as it allows for requests of child support services, medical and/or life insurance coverage, and social security coverage for the child. For Anderson parents who need to establish paternity, the state of California offers a fast, convenient, and free method.

Under the Parentage Opportunity Program (POP), parents can complete a Voluntary Declaration of Parentage form at the hospital or through a Shasta County Child Support services office to establish paternity. Once this form is filed, there will be a 60-day waiting period before the permanent establishment where the document can be revoked in the event the parents learn the paternity presumption was incorrect.

Navigating Difficult Paternity Issues in Anderson, CA

In certain complicated situations, an Anderson mother who recently had a child may have a hard time locating her child’s biological father. For the mother to establish paternity, apply for child support, or enforce monthly support payments, California must be able to identify and verify the child’s biological father first. For Anderson mothers who are struggling to locate their child’s father, the county can help you locate a noncustodial parent by opening a case with the Department of Child Support Services (DCSS).

DCSS will then attempt to pull information from departments and agencies such as the Department of Motor Vehicles and credit reporting agencies to locate the father. If the father is located, Shasta County Family Court can then summon the individual to submit to DNA testing to support the paternity claim. Once paternity is legally established, the mother can then request child support services.

Experts in Anderson, CA Say…

After two Anderson parents establish paternity, there may be issues regarding the child’s custody. If two parents cannot settle on a co-parenting agreement that works best for the child, the two will need to establish one in Shasta County Court. According to Anderson Family Law Attorney Jason Sherlock, California has very specific laws when addressing the best interests of children.

Regardless if the parental relationship isn’t working for issues of failed relationship or marriage, the interests of the child will always be put first in court. This will include the assessment of various factors, such as current living situations, income, and criminal records, to create a legal co-parenting agreement that works in the best interest of the child.

Neighborhoods in Anderson Served by our Clinics

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Fairwind
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Happy Valley
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Homewood
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Ravenwood Estates
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Red Bud
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Redding
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Silver Gate
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Skyview Estates
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The Stones
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Willow Glenn

Additional Services

We also offer other services, such as:

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California Background Check for Employers in Anderson, CA

Citations

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“Establishing Legal Parentage.” California Child Support Services, https://childsupport.ca.gov/establishing-legal-parentage/
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“Locate Noncustodial Parent.” Shasta County Department of Child Support Services, https://www.co.shasta.ca.us/index/child-support/support-process/locate-parent
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“The Best Interests of the Children.” Sherlock/Anderson PC Attorneys at Law, https://www.sherlockclark.com/divorce-and-legal-separation/child-custody/
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“Discover your Anderson neighborhood.” Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/anderson–ca/