DNA Test - Cathedral City, CA

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Cathedral City, California at a centrally located testing laboratory. Register now, or call us at (760) 279-8257 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 your Cathedral City DNA test appointment online. Our legal DNA test results can be used in court for matters such as: child support, birth certificates, and custody cases. Appointments can be scheduled together or separately. Legal DNA tests are done by cheek swab at our testing centers. We also offer home DNA test kits for peace of mind. DNA can be tested from hair, fingernails, and other specimens.

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DNA Test - Cathedral City, California

Cathedral City CA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Cathedral City, 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 Cathedral City DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Cathedral City CA

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Cathedral 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. 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 Cathedral City, 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

A Decade Plus of Experience

Health Street has provided DNA tests since 2010. We have provided DNA tests and paternity tests to thousands of people in Cathedral City as well as communities all across the nation.

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We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in Cathedral City. 

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Establishing paternity in Cathedral City, CA

In Cathedral City, California, establishing parentage is crucial for unmarried parents to secure legal rights and responsibilities towards their child. There are two primary methods for establishing parentage:

  1. Sign a Voluntary Declaration of Parentage (VDOP). This is the simpler method, often completed at the hospital shortly after the child's birth. If there are no doubts about paternity, parents can sign the VDOP form and file it with the state. The form can also be signed and submitted at a later date.
  2. Go to court. If one or both parents are unwilling to sign the VDOP, or if there is uncertainty about the father's identity, the matter can be taken to court. In such cases, genetic testing, typically a DNA test, is often required to confirm the father-child relationship. DNA testing is a quick, painless, and reliable method for determining paternity.

Until the father is established legally, he has no rights to custody or visitation. The mother also has no rights to child support, and the child can miss out on benefits like health insurance and inheritance.

Cathedral City, California: The process of determining parentage

In some cases, going to court is the only option of establishing paternity, and a parentage case must be started. This involves completing and submitting the necessary court paperwork. After this, the individual starting the case must legally notify the other involved party.

In certain cases, parties may reach a mutual agreement on parentage. In other cases, a judge's intervention is needed. The judge in a parentage case has the authority to determine who the legal parents of a child are. This process may involve DNA testing. Upon establishing paternity, the judge also makes decisions about parenting time, child custody, and child support.

If you receive court papers, such as a Petition to Determine a Parental Relationship and a Summons, it indicates that someone is requesting a judge to decide legal parentage. Alternatively, receiving a Summons and Complaint Regarding Parental Obligations means that the Local Child Support Agency (LCSA) is seeking court orders for child support and possibly to establish legal parentage. In these situations, it's crucial to understand your options and rights, and seeking legal guidance can be beneficial.

Last updated 12/29/2023

Neighborhoods In and Around Cathedral City That We Serve

Cathedral Canyon
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Parentage in California. Parentage Case Introduction | California Courts | Self Help Guide. (n.d.-a). https://selfhelp.courts.ca.gov/parentage
The process to determine parentage. The process to determine parentage | California Courts | Self Help Guide. (n.d.). https://selfhelp.courts.ca.gov/parentage/process-to-establish