DNA Test - Canon City, CO

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Canon City, Colorado at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (719) 249-1898 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 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 - Canon City, Colorado

Canon City CO DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Canon City, 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:

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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 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 Canon City 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 Canon City CO

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

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  We have helped thousands of people from Canon City 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 Canon City that they need. 

DNA Tests - Canon City CO

Experts Say...

The Harris Law firm in Colorado explains that if an unmarried couple has a child, they need to establish paternity. "In cases where unmarried couples have a child, the father's paternity should be established immediately to protect all parties in the event of dissolution of the parental relationship," the law firm said. "Biological parents are legally responsible for a child's support whether they are married or not. The parents' rights and responsibilities regarding their children are the same regardless of whether they have ever married."

The law firm went on to explain fathers' rights in the state of Colorado. "A father does not lose his right to be involved in his child's life just because the mother tries to keep the child from him," the law firm stated, "If the mother prevents the father from having contact with their child, the father can seek assistance from the legal system to enforce his rights."

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Canon City, CO

In Canon City, CO, if two married parents have a child, it's assumed that the husband is the child's father. This is also assumed if an unmarried couple has a child within 300 days of the marriage ending.

But if two unmarried parents have a child in Canon City, they need to establish paternity. If the man agrees he is the father of the child, the parents can sign an Affidavit of Paternity. If the alleged father doesn't agree to this, the court will make the decision.

The alleged father has the right to DNA testing to prove paternity. If the DNA test shows at least a 97 percent probability that he's the father, he'll often admit to paternity. DNA testing either excludes a man from being the father or shows a probability that he's the father of close to 100 percent. Once the biological father has been determined, the parents can establish paternity.

Neighborhoods Served in Canon City

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North Canon
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Mac Hood

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Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:

Citations

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"How to Establish Paternity." Harris Family Law, https://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/protect-the-children/paternity/
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"What is Paternity and How Do I Establish it in Colorado?" Colorado Legal Services, https://www.coloradolegalservices.org/node/38/what-paternity-and-how-do-i-establish-it-colorado
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"Acknowledgement of Paternity." State of Colorado, https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/sites/default/files/CHED_VR_Form_Acknowledgement-of-Paternity_English0916.pdf
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"Canon City, CO." Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/canon-city--co/