DNA Test - Carmichael, CA

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Carmichael, California at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (916) 226-1161 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 a 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 - Carmichael, California

Carmichael CA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Carmichael, California clinics:

Paternity Testing can conclusively establish whether or not a man is the biological father of a child.

Relationship Testing for other close family relationships can be performed at our testing centers. Our DNA testing services can confirm or deny biological relationships between grandparents, grandchildren, siblings, half-siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews:

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 alleged father and child or children. 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 ordering one of our testing kits online and shipping the specimens back to us.

Legal DNA Tests vs. "Peace of Mind" At-Home Tests

A Legal Paternity Test is a court admissible lab testing service performed at an AABB accredited laboratory. 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. A legal paternity DNA test will hold up in court for such matters as child support or to change the name on a birth certificate. This test must be performed using strict chain of custody procedures. Our Carmichael DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Carmichael CA

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Carmichael 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. Please call our customer service team to help you book your appointment over the phone, or set up your appointment easily online.

We have state of the art testing labs and friendly clinics that perform the DNA sample collection in Carmichael, plus many more locations throughout California and across the United States. During registration, we'll show you the nearest locations for DNA testing so you can choose the site that's most convenient. You'll also pick the times and days that you prefer.

Why Health Street

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  The first DNA test in Carmichael, CA performed by Health Street was in 2019.

Dedication to Excellence

Our dedication to excellence includes our commitment to provide compassionate services and to helping people obtain the accurate DNA testing in Carmichael that they need. 

Carmichael, California - DNA Testing

Voluntary Declaration of Paternity in Carmichael, CA

In Carmichael, California, unmarried parents have the option to establish paternity by signing a voluntary Declaration of Paternity. If the mother gives birth in a medical setting or hospital, the staff should provide information about this form. By both parents signing the Declaration, they acknowledge their parentage, and the alleged father becomes the legal father. This step grants him rights and responsibilities towards the child, ensuring a legally recognized parent-child relationship.

Establishing paternity through court in Carmichael

When there are disagreements, doubts, or strained relationships between the parents, seeking a court order to establish paternity is another option. In these cases, the court may request a DNA test to determine the biological relationship between the alleged father and the child. Modern DNA tests are typically conducted using non-invasive cheek swabs, ensuring accuracy, speed, and minimal discomfort. The DNA test results can then be considered by the judge when establishing paternity. However, many other factors may also be considered in this decision.

Health Street's DNA Testing Services

Health Street offers convenient DNA testing services in Carmichael, California, to assist parents in establishing paternity. Our tests are highly accurate, with a 99.9% reliability rate, and involve a simple cheek swab procedure. By choosing our services, parents can ensure a painless and swift process of establishing paternity, providing them with the clarity and legal recognition they need.

Carmichael, California: Benefits of establishing paternity

Establishing paternity can be beneficial for parents and the child. Once paternity is established, both parents can share responsibilities and rights toward the child. They may be able to support the child financially and emotionally, and can make important decisions about the child's life together. For the father, it also means he can ask the court for custody and visitation hours.

The child gains multiple benefits, such as:

Having both parents on the birth certificate
Knowing both parents
Support from both parents
Access to medical records
Health and life insurance from either parent
The right to inherit from the father
Social Security, disability, or veteran's benefits, if applicable

Last updated 6/20/2023

Some Carmichael Neighborhoods That We Serve

Sherwood Forest
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Fallen Oaks Estates
Silver Lark Ranch
Loch Lomond
Lamada Acres
Canterbury Village
Marywood Estates
Fair Oaks Lotus

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


Child support services. ​Benefits of Parentage Establishment. (n.d.). https://childsupportservices.saccounty.gov/Services/Pages/BenefitsofParentageEstablishment.aspx
Bringing up baby handout - California courts - home. (n.d.). https://www.courts.ca.gov/documents/ab1058-2019-bringing-up-baby-handout4.pdf