DNA Test – Berkeley, CA

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Berkeley, California at 4 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (415) 335-4260 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 Berkeley 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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2850 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705
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2915 Telegraph Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
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3000 Colby Street
Berkeley, CA 94705
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2850 7th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
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DNA Test – Berkeley, California

Berkeley CA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Berkeley, 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:

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

How to schedule a DNA Test in Berkeley CA

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Berkeley 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 Berkeley, 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

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Berkeley, the state of Berkeley, California, and throughout the nation.  The first DNA test that Health Street provided in Berkeley, CA was in 2020.

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 Berkeley. 

Local DNA Testing for Berkeley

Local DNA Stories

Jodi Klugman-Rabb, born in Marin County, grew up not knowing the truth about who her real father is. Thinking she knew her father, she was told at the age of 12 her father was another man. She began to question who her biological father is.

Klugman-Rabb spent years bonding with a man she was told was her father. She even converted to his religion and took his last name. But one thing that bothered her was the fact that she looked nothing like this man. So, she hired a DNA detective and used DNA testing to find her father.

After DNA testing, he discovered that she’s Scottish and that her father is a 75-year-old man that lives in San Lorenzo in Alameda County. She was reunited with her father and the two of them see each other regularly.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Berkeley, CA

In Berkeley, CA, if a child is born to married parents, paternity doesn’t need to be established, since it’s assumed that the husband is the father.

As of 2005 in Berkeley and the state of California, the law assumes registered domestic partners are the parents when the child is born.

If the mother is not married at the time of conception or at birth, paternity will need to be established so that the child has a legal father. Even if the father can prove that he is the biological father, he needs to establish paternity before obtaining any parental rights. This can be done if both parents are willing to sign a Voluntary Declaration of Parentage or Paternity.

Other ways to establish paternity in Berkeley, CA are by asking your local child support agency to establish parentage, or by going to court. If a man will not admit to being the father, the court may order DNA testing to prove paternity before paternity can be established.

Locations

Clinic Hours for DNA Testing in Berkeley, California

2850 Telegraph Ave Suite 212 Berkeley, CA 94705
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

Monday: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PMTuesday: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PMWednesday: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PMThursday: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PMFriday: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM About this Location: If you are looking for DNA tests in Berkeley, California, you can find us just a few blocks from Alta Bates Summit Medical Center | Alta Bates Campus.
2915 Telegraph Avenue Suite 100 Berkeley, CA 94705
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

Monday: 10:30 AM – 4:00 PMTuesday: 10:30 AM – 4:00 PMWednesday: 10:30 AM – 4:00 PMThursday: 10:30 AM – 4:00 PMFriday: 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM About this Location: You can obtain DNA tests in Berkeley, California by visiting us at this location. It is in walking distance from Grove Park.
3000 Colby Street Suite 100 Berkeley, CA 94705
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

Monday: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PMTuesday: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PMWednesday: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PMThursday: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PMFriday: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM About this Location: We are located in walking distance from Willard Middle School. You can’t miss us.

Neighborhoods Served in Berkeley

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Wildcat Hills
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Rose District
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Mcgee-Spaulding
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Glendale-Terraceview
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Grand View
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Grizzly Peak
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Live Oak
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Lorin District
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Lower Hillcrest
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Downtown Berkeley

Additional Services

We also offer other services, such as:

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Citations

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Amin, Lisa. “DNA detective finds a woman’s biological father.” ABC 7 News, 3 June 2019, https://abc7news.com/dna-biological-father-daughter-finds-reunion/5326572/
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“California Paternity Testing Laws.” Boyd Law, https://www.boydlawsandiego.com/california-paternity-testing-laws/#:~:text
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“Establishing Parentage (Paternity).” California Courts, https://www.courts.ca.gov/1201.htm?rdeLocaleAttr=en
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“Parentage (Paternity).” California Courts, https://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-parentage.htm?rdeLocaleAttr=en#:~:
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Alameda County Department of Child Support Services, https://www.acdcss.org/home.html
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“Discover your Berkeley neighborhood.” Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/berkeley–ca/