DNA Test - Carlsbad, CA

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Carlsbad, California at 2 testing laboratories. 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. 

Carlsbad, California - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Carlsbad, California

Establishing paternity means that the parents have legally established the father of their child. For unmarried parents, this involves either signing an official declaration of paternity or obtaining a court order. The biological father will have no legal rights or responsibilities until paternity is established. Because of this, many people sign the declaration of paternity right after the baby is born at the hospital, but it is crucial not to sign if either party has doubts about paternity. Establishing paternity for married parents is usually unnecessary, as the husband is considered the biological father.

Sometimes, the husband, the alleged father, or the mother is unsure about who the father is, or one party does not cooperate. In that case, it may be best to go to court and let the judge establish paternity. The judge will likely order the alleged father and the child to take a DNA test so that they can prove paternity. After that, the judge can establish the father-child relationship.

Carlsbad, California: Benefits of establishing paternity

Establishing paternity has many benefits for the child and for the parents. If paternity is established, the father can obtain visitation rights and custody. He can also share the responsibilities, such as the child's financial support.

Some benefits a child can have from established paternity can include:

Knowing both of their parents
Having both parents listed on the birth certificate
Having access to the medical records from both sides of the family
Having health and life insurance coverage from either parent
Inheritance from both parents
If applicable, they can receive social security and veteran benefits.

Experts say that children who know both parents are more likely to finish school, have better-paid jobs, stay away from drugs, and lead a better quality of life.

Last updated 10/25/2022

Neighborhoods Served in Carlsbad

Robertson Ranch
Carlsbad Village
La Costa
Seaport Villas
North Beach
Costa Greens
Bressi Ranch
South Beach
Alga Hills

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