DNA Test – Carlsbad, CA

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Carlsbad, California at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (760) 279-8259 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 – Carlsbad, California

Carlsbad CA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Carlsbad, California 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 Carlsbad 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 Carlsbad CA

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Carlsbad 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 Carlsbad, plus many more locations throughout California and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Carlsbad. We’ll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Carlsbad , CA 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 Carlsbad 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 Carlsbad that they need. 

Local DNA Testing for Carlsbad

Paternity Programs in Carlsbad, CA

While paternity is automatically granted to children born to married parents, paternity can be a bit more complicated for children born to unmarried parents. Fortunately for unmarried Carlsbad parents, San Diego County created the Paternity Opportunity Program to help individuals legally establish paternity free of charge and without hassle.

Under this program, all San Diego County hospitals and birth centers offer the opportunity to complete a Voluntary Declaration of Paternity (VDOP) following the birth of a child. This form legally establishes a child’s paternity in the state of California and provides the presumed father with his legal paternal rights and responsibilities. If the form cannot be completed at the hospital, Carlsbad parents may also complete one through a San Diego County Child Support Services or Vital Statistics office.

Dealing with Paternity Issues in Carlsbad, CA

Following the birth of a child, two parents may not see eye to eye, creating difficulty in the paternity establishment process. If either mother or father fails to agree to allow the signing of a Voluntary Declaration of Paternity, there are still steps that can be taken to properly establish paternity in Carlsbad.

The County of San Diego Family Law Facilitator provides a detailed guide on processes needed to file and successfully settle a paternity case. By filing a petition to establish a parental relationship, either mother or father can request DNA testing from a judge to accurately match the child to his or her biological father. Correctly establishing paternity supports the well-being of a child, as it opens the opportunity for parents to seek child support services and provides the biological father visitation and custodial rights over his child.

Experts in Carlsbad, CA Say

Even after adequately establishing paternity, two parents may not agree on or hold back on allowing mutual interaction with the child. According to Carlsbad Family Law Attorney Samin Vali Beringer, California courts believe that children benefit from regular interaction with both of their parents. With that being said, parents should present a request to establish a court-mandated visitation or custodial schedule if both can’t establish a fair plan themselves.


Clinic Hours for DNA Testing in Carlsbad, California

5810 El Camino Real Carlsbad, CA 92008
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

Monday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PMTuesday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PMWednesday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PMThursday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PMFriday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM About this Location: You can obtain DNA tests in Carlsbad, California by visiting us at this location. It is very close by to Alga Norte Community Park.

Neighborhoods Served in Carlsbad

Casa Aldea
Carlsbad Coast Apartments
La Costa Greens
Montecito Apartments
The Bluffs At Carlsbad
Parkside At La Costa
Santa Fe Ranch
Seagate Condominiums

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We also offer other services, such as:

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“Opening a Petition to Establish Parental Relationship (Paternity) Case.” Superior Court of California County of San Diego, http://www.sdcourt.ca.gov/portal/page?_pageid=55,1524215&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL
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