DNA Test – Boulder, CO
Health Street provides DNA testing in Boulder, Colorado at 6 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
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:
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.
Local DNA Testing for Boulder
Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Boulder, CO
In Boulder, CO, if a child is born to unmarried parents, paternity must be established before seeking a child support order.
According to the state’s Child Support Services, paternity may be established with an Acknowledgement of Paternity form, which is a legal document that must be voluntarily signed by both parents. The form states that the man is in fact, the father. Signing this document may prevent the need to take court action.
Paternity may also be established in Boulder, CO by a legal establishment of paternity. This is necessary if the mother is unsure of who the father is or if the alleged father denies that he’s the biological father. In this case, DNA testing will be used to prove paternity. Once DNA testing is done, the court reviews the DNA test results and makes the decision of whether the man is or isn’t the child’s father. Once paternity is established, a child support order, if appropriate, will be issued.
Goff & Goff Attorneys at Law in Boulder, CO, answers common questions regarding paternity.
First, they explain how paternity is proven by saying, “These days, it is generally easiest to prove paternity through DNA testing. Men who believe they are the biological fathers or those who are trying to disprove paternity claims can submit to a DNA test to see if they match the baby. If a child’s DNA and the father’s DNA do not match, then paternity is disproven.”
When asked why paternity is important to establish, their response is, “In divorce cases or in child support cases, it is important to establish who is legally responsible for caring and raising the child. The biological father will need to provide financial support for his child and may gain the parenting responsibilities that come with it. This could include visitation rights and custody rights. Conversely, a man who is named as the father of a child that is not biologically his would need a paternity test to avoid paying child support or the other financial responsibilities that come with raising a child.”