DNA Test - Bend, OR

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Bend, Oregon at 2 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (541) 209-4941 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 your Bend DNA test appointment online. Our legal DNA test results can be used in court for matters such as: child support, birth certificates, and custody cases. Appointments can be scheduled together or separately. Legal DNA tests are done by cheek swab at our testing centers. We also offer home DNA test kits for peace of mind. DNA can be tested from hair, fingernails, and other specimens.

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DNA Test - Bend, Oregon

Bend OR DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Bend, Oregon 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:

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 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 Bend DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Bend OR

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Bend 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 Bend, plus many more locations throughout Oregon 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

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  We have helped thousands of people from Bend to communities all across the USA get DNA tests and paternity tests.

Dedication to Excellence

Our dedication to excellence includes our commitment to provide compassionate services and to helping people obtain the accurate DNA testing in Bend that they need. 

Bend, Oregon - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Bend, OR

Bend parents who are unmarried when they have a baby must establish paternity for the child to have a legal father. If the parents are in agreement about the biological father's identity, they can sign a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity (VAP) and file it with the State Registrar. To make the process easier for parents, many healthcare facilities can provide this form after the child is born. Usually, the staff can witness the signing and file the VAP for the family. However, parents should only sign the form if they do not have any reason to doubt paternity. This is a legal document that legally establishes the father.

People often go to court to establish paternity if there are any disagreements about paternity. The mother or alleged father will need to file a Petition to Establish paternity to start the process. The judge usually orders the alleged father and the child to take DNA tests. Once paternity is established, the judge can determine custody, child support, and visitation hours if necessary.

DNA test helps man from Bend find his birth family

Larry, from Bend, Oregon, knew since he was a child that he was adopted. He never really cared about learning more since he lived in a loving family with siblings. Over recent years, someone contacted him, claiming they were siblings. He quickly went from being the oldest brother with his adoptive family to the youngest one with his biological family.

With these new relationships with his biological family, Larry's children were not quite convinced they had uncovered everything. They gifted Larry a DNA test, which gave him more information about his biological mother and father. He discovered that his mother likely had an affair, and her husband never even knew that Larry had resulted from it. Larry said that he felt blessed for the reunion with his biological family.

Last updated 2/24/2023

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