DNA Test – Concord, CA

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Concord, California at 3 testing laboratories. Call (925) 248-3322 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 – Concord, California

Concord CA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Concord, 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:

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Grandparent DNA Test (if the father is not available for testing)
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Sibling DNA Test (possible brothers, sisters, or half-siblings)
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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 Concord DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Concord CA

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Concord 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 Concord, 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 Concord as well as communities all across the nation.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

Concord, California – DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Concord, CA

Establishing paternity in Concord, California, means the child will have two legal parents. It is necessary to establish parentage if the parents were not married when the child was conceived or born. Legal paternity usually gives both parents the same rights and responsibilities toward the child. Without it, you can not legally establish custody, child support, or visitation hours.

If both parents cooperate, paternity can be established at the hospital when the baby is born by signing the Voluntary Declaration of Parentage (VDP). Both parents must sign a VDP, but they should never do so if they are unsure about paternity. Parents can rely on the court to determine paternity if either party does not cooperate. The judge will likely ask the alleged father and the child to undergo a DNA test and, after that, establish paternity. The DNA test is a quick, painless, and reliable way of finding out if a man is the biological father of a child.

California woman finds her biological father with a DNA test

California woman, Dawn, had no idea that the man who raised her and was by her side her whole life was not her birth father. It took her 45 years to realize the man she considered her biological father was not her birth dad. After finding out, she did everything she could to find her biological dad and eventually reunited with him.

Dawn was inspired to become a Search Angel, someone who helps others (usually adoptees) find their families. At first, it started with helping her friend find her biological parents, and then she began volunteering. Search Angels invest their time and resources to help individuals while giving them emotional support and guidance voluntarily. She regularly helps others find their families through DNA testing.

Last updated 10/7/2022

Neighborhoods in Concord Served by our Clinics

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Clayton Valley Highlands
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Canterbury Village
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Woodlands
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Crystyl Ranch
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Pine Hollow Estates
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Cowell Terrace
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Colony Park
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Vine Hill
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Pleasant Hill
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Dana Estates

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Citations

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Establishing parentage (paternity). Establishing Parentage (Paternity) – paternity_famlaw_selfhelp. (n.d.). Retrieved October 7, 2022, from https://www.courts.ca.gov/1201.htm?rdeLocaleAttr=en
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Fusek, M. (2017, June 23). DNA reunites Martinez Woman with Biological Dad, now she’s honored for helping others do the same. Martinez, CA Patch. Retrieved October 7, 2022, from https://patch.com/california/martinez/dna-reunites-martinez-woman-biological-dad-now-shes-honored-helping-others-do
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