DNA Test - Boulder, CO

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Boulder, Colorado at 2 conveniently located testing laboratories. Register now, or call us at (720) 735-5869 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 - Boulder, Colorado

Boulder CO DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Boulder, Colorado 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 Boulder 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 Boulder CO

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Boulder 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 Boulder, plus many more locations throughout Colorado and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Boulder. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Boulder , CO 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. The first DNA test we performed in Boulder, CO was in 2018.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

Boulder, Colorado - DNA Testing

Establishing Paternity in Boulder, CO

In the state of Colorado, unmarried Boulder residents have two methods of establishing paternity following the birth of their child. Establishing paternity is an important process for families, as it is used to legally establish the child's biological father and grant him his paternal rights. The simplest way to establish paternity is through filing an Acknowledgment of Paternity form. This document of establishment is voluntary and must only be used once there is full confidence in a child's paternity.

In the event that either parent denies a child's assumed paternity and refuses to establish paternity, then it will need to be established in court. Filing a petition to establish paternity in Boulder County Family Court grants a judge the ability to request both parental parties complete the establishment process. This process will likely include the use of DNA paternity testing to correctly determine the child's biological father for a completely accurate and fair paternity establishment.

How to Navigate the Paternity Disestablishment Process in Boulder, CO

In certain instances, two Boulder parents may complete an Acknowledgment of Paternity without confirming if the presumed paternity of the child is accurate. After parents have established paternity, it can be very difficult to learn that the presumed father is actually not the biological father, which requires a parent to seek the removal of a paternity agreement.

Underlining the importance of DNA paternity testing, it can be difficult within the state of Colorado to have a paternity establishment removed once legally filed. Boulder courts will often request proof of paternity fraud or material mistake to support the disestablishment of paternity, as well as DNA testing evidence. Bear in mind, that regardless of evidence, it is up to the courts to make the final decision to revoke a paternity establishment and any legal child support obligations.

Experts in Boulder, CO Say…

After two Boulder parents have established paternity, they may find themselves in need of establishing a child custody agreement. According to Boulder family law attorney Joseph Cordell, there are two forms of custody: physical and legal. In the state of Colorado, the courts often designate one parent as the primary physical custodian but in some cases can also order joint legal and physical custody where both parents have substantial access to the child.

Last updated 11/22/2022

Neighborhoods In and Around Boulder That We Serve

Boulder Country Club
Chautauqua Heights
Dakota Ridge
Highland Park
Jazmine Park
San Souci
Twin Lakes

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"20th Judicial District / Boulder County." Colorado Judicial Branch, https://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/County/Index.cfm?County_ID=62
"Child Custody." Cordell Cordell Law Firm, https://cordellcordell.com/practice-areas/child-custody/
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