DNA Test – Delta, CO
Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Delta, Colorado at a centrally located testing laboratory. Call (970) 289-5429 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 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 – Delta, Colorado
Types of DNA Tests at our Delta, Colorado 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 Delta DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.
How to schedule a DNA Test in Delta CO
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Delta 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 Delta, plus many more locations throughout Colorado 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 Delta 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 Delta that they need.
Facts about DNA Testing in Delta, Colorado
Library Hosts Workshop to Teach Basics of DNA Testing in Delta, Colorado
Since 2017, Delta Library has hosted a one-of-a-kind DNA testing workshop. The seminar is taught by Greg Hart, an amateur genealogist who began his journey into the world of genealogy when investigating his own background. Hart says he organized the short course at Delta Library because “Libraries are repositories of genealogical information that I tap regularly for family tree information. I frequently use the online library for access to historical literature and full genealogical charts of family tree branches. And Delta County Libraries provides gathering space for our genealogy groups.”
Hart’s workshop at the Delta Library spans two days and includes discussions about DNA biology and how DNA testing works. Participants learn how to use their DNA test results and take advantage of DNA databases.
Delta, CO Officials Embrace DNA Testing Trend and Map Local Cemetery
Delta local Sandy Dix joined officials from several organizations to set up a GPS and mapping system that allows people to search for and locate the graves of loved ones long passed. Collaborating with local Geographic Information Systems (GIS) experts along with representatives from the city of Delta, Delta County, and the Town of Hotchkiss, Dix was inspired with the idea after starting a job in the district and learning about a similar project in Boulder County.
Dix wanted to digitize the cemetery’s records and map the graves in 3-D to safely store the information and make it easily available to family members of the deceased. With the growth in popularity of consumer DNA testing, she realized the importance of having this information in an online database accessible to anyone. Pinpointing the physical location of the graves enables loved ones to visit the graves they’ve discovered.