DNA Testing - Colton, CA

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Colton, California at 2 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (909) 318-0382 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 Colton 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 - Colton, California

Colton CA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Colton, 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 Colton 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 Colton CA

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

Colton, CA - DNA Testing

Understanding parentage in Colton, CA

Legal parentage in California establishes a connection between a child and their parents. For matters concerning custody, visitation, and child support, legal parentage must be established first.

Who qualifies as a legal parent?

You are recognized as a child's legal parent in Colton, California, if:

You are the child's birth parent, excluding cases of surrogacy.
You were married or registered as a domestic partner when the child was born or conceived.
You and the other parent have signed a Voluntary Declaration of Parentage establishing legal parentage.
A judge has declared you a legal parent in cases like child support, juvenile dependency, domestic violence, or adoption.

In cases of assisted reproduction and surrogacy, additional legal steps may be required to establish parentage.

Colton, California: Reasons to establish parentage

Until paternity has been established, the father has no custody or visitation rights, and is not legally required to provide financial support to the child. The mother also does not have the right to pursue child support.

Legal parents in Colton have specific rights and responsibilities, some of which can include:

  1. Custody and visitation. They can request custody and visitation orders.
  2. Financial support. They are obligated to financially support the child.
  3. Legal recognition. They can be listed on the child's birth certificate.

The child can also receive benefits from having both parents legally established, some of which can include:

Inheritance from legal parents
Receiving benefits like Social Security or survivor's benefits
Health insurance
Having both parents on their birth certificate
Access to family medical history
Opportunity to build a better bond with both parents
A better sense of identity

Additionally, once paternity is officially recognized, the mother must inform the father if she is considering adoption. If anything were to happen to the mother, the father would have parental rights towards his child.

Last updated 11/29/2023

Neighborhoods in Colton Served by our Clinics

West Colton
Cooley Ranch
La Cadena Historic District
Reche Canyon
Agua Mansa Industrial Corridor
Terrace Historic District
West End

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


Botros, B. B. &. (2023, June 30). Establishing paternity in California. San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog. https://www.sandiegodivorceattorneysblog.com/establishing-paternity-in-california/
Parentage in California. Parentage Case Introduction | California Courts | Self Help Guide. (n.d.-a). https://selfhelp.courts.ca.gov/parentage