DNA Test – Clackamas, OR
Health Street provides DNA testing in Clackamas, Oregon at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (503) 821-7796 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 an appointment for a DNA test quickly and easily. The parties can come together or you can set up separate appointments. Grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing are also available. Legal DNA tests are done at our testing centers. Peace of mind DNA tests can be done at home by cheek swab, hair, or fingernails.
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DNA Test – Clackamas, Oregon
Types of DNA Tests at our Clackamas, Oregon 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:
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 Clackamas DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.
How to schedule a DNA Test in Clackamas OR
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Clackamas 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 Clackamas, plus many more locations throughout Oregon 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. We have helped thousands of people from Clackamas 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 Clackamas that they need.
Clackamas, OR – DNA Testing
Local DNA Stories
Wendi Babst retired from the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office and took a DNA test to keep her busy during retirement. At first glance, she thought she had multiple cousins. But she realized this was impossible because she doesn’t have any first cousins and her only uncle died with no children. She looked a little harder and realized they weren’t cousins, but half-siblings.
Within minutes of this discovery, Wendi had someone messaging her through the system and she learned right away that her biological father was her mother’s fertility doctor and the same doctor that delivered her.
Wendi’s parents went to see Dr. Quincy Fortier for help getting pregnant. About 50 years later, Wendi discovered the truth due to DNA testing. She discovered she has at least 30 siblings from Dr. Fortier.
Although Wendi is angry at times, she’s connected with some of her siblings, and now sees them as a gift.
Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Clackamas, OR
In Clackamas, OR, paternity is automatically established by marriage. If the parents are not married, paternity needs to be established. The parents can choose to establish paternity voluntarily if they both agree about who the father is. This voluntary form should not be signed if there’s any question about the child’s biological father. In this case, it’s best to obtain DNA testing before establishing paternity.
If a mother wishes to establish paternity, she can complete a Declaration in Support of Establishing Parentage form.
If a man is denying paternity, the Oregon Child Support Program will aid in DNA testing to prove paternity. DNA testing determines whether or not the alleged father has genetic markers that make him the biological father.
DNA testing may also be requested by either parent up to one year after signing the voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity form.
Clinic Hours for DNA Testing in Clackamas, Oregon
Neighborhoods In and Around Clackamas That We Serve
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