DNA Test - Beaverton, OR

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Beaverton, Oregon at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (971) 245-2759 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 - Beaverton, Oregon

Beaverton OR DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Beaverton, 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 Beaverton 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 Beaverton OR

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

Dedicated to Excellence

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

Beaverton, Oregon - DNA Testing

Using DNA Testing Services Help Establish Paternity in Beaverton, OR

When a child is born to two unmarried Beaverton parents, only the mother will possess parental rights at the time of birth and the father will require the establishment of paternity to receive his. However, in certain cases of paternity establishment, a mother may not have full confidence in a child's paternity, or a presumed father may deny being the biological father of a child.

No matter the case of uncertainty, it's important for Beaverton parents to first use DNA testing services to accurately identify a child's biological father. This not only helps preserve a child's well-being but also helps prevent any legal issues later on if mistaken paternity is discovered and an individual requests Washington County Court to remove child support obligations.

How is Paternity Established in Beaverton, OR

When two Beaverton parents need to establish paternity to legally designate a child's biological father, this process can be completed either voluntarily or via court order. When both parents agree upon a child's paternity or if DNA testing has been completed, both parents can sign a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity and file it with the Oregon Department of Vital Records.

In the event that either parent refuses to establish paternity through the completion of an Acknowledgment of Paternity, then a petition to establish paternity will need to be made in a Washington County Court. From here, a judge will issue a summons for the opposing parental party to complete DNA testing to accurately match a biological father to the child. If identified, paternity will be established, allowing both parents to also move forward with child support agreements.

Disestablishing Paternity in Beaverton, OR

In some unfortunate circumstances, a Beaverton couple may skip using DNA testing to accurately determine paternity and instead act upon assumption when establishing paternity. Following this decision, there may come a time when the father learns that he is in fact not the child's biological father, but due to the legal establishment, he will still be held responsible for child support needs.

In the state of Oregon, a parent has up to 60 days following the filing of the Acknowledgment of Paternity to submit a request to rescind it. Following this 60-day mark, the individual will need to file a petition in court to dismiss the establishment and child support needs and will be asked to demonstrate proof of material mistake, duress, or paternity fraud.

Last updated 12/26/2022

Neighborhoods In and Around Beaverton That We Serve

Arbor Woods
Baseline Woods
Churchill Forest
Cottages At Wood Hollow
Fuller View Estates
Miller Hill
North Cornelius Pass
Oak Hills
Pheasant Park
Sterling Park

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"Paternity Forms and Instructions." Oregon Health Authority, https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/BIRTHDEATHCERTIFICATES/CHANGEVITALRECORDS/Pages/InstructionsPaternity.aspx
"Disestablishing Paternity in Oregon." Thompson Law Group, https://portlandfamilylaw.com/disestablishing-paternity-in-oregon/
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