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DNA Test - Denver, CO

Health Street provides DNA tests & legal paternity testing in Denver, CO at 13 conveniently located testing laboratories. Call (720) 943-5256 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.

Schedule DNA testing 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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695 S Broadway

Denver,CO80209
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10515 E 40th Avenue
Suite 105
Denver,CO80239
3 of 13
469 S Cherry Street
Suite 101
Denver,CO80246
4 of 13
1212 S Broadway
Suite 150
Denver,CO80210
5 of 13
420 E 58th Avenue
Suite 111
Denver,CO80216
6 of 13
1730 Blake Street
Suite 100
Denver,CO80202
7 of 13
5855 E Stapleton Dr N
Suite A130
Denver,CO80216
8 of 13
10355 E Iliff Avenue

Denver,CO80247
9 of 13
875 S Colorado Blvd

Denver,CO80246
10 of 13
2490 W 26th Avenue
Suite 5a
Denver,CO80211
11 of 13
3001 N Havana Street

Denver,CO80238
12 of 13
1405 E Evans Avenue

Denver,CO80210
13 of 13
777 e Speer Blvd

Denver,CO80203

DNA Testing Denver CO

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Paternity Testing in Denver CO

There are several types of DNA testing services that are offered at our Denver testing centers to validate close family relationships. The most commonly ordered DNA test is a legal paternity test to conclusively establish whether or not a man is the biological father of a child. Health Street's 21 marker DNA paternity testing is the state of the art. Our paternity test results are statistically conclusive at the rate of 99.9% or greater.

Other DNA Tests

Relationship Tests to validate grandparent to grandchild, siblings, half-siblings, aunts, and uncles:

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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)

DNA tests such as sibling or avuncular studies, can sometimes come back with a result of less than 95% certainty. This is normal, especially if only two parties participate in the test. Adding an additional close relative to the test helps us learn more about the family's DNA composition and typically leads to a more conclusive result.

Specimens we can test for DNA

The easiest and most reliable way to perform a genetic sample collection for a paternity DNA test is by a swab of the inner cheeks. These skin cells, known as buccal cells, rub off easily onto cotton swabs and remain in place, to be extracted by our testing laboratories for anlalysis.

Other specimens, such as hair follicles, fingernails, and garments that might contain someone's DNA, can also undergo lab testing to see if there is a match. These non-standard DNA tests are done by registering online for an Alternative Specimen DNA Test (Nails, Teeth, Fabric). Once registered, you ship the DNA sample to our lab. We'll attempt to extract the DNA and compare it to a cheek swab of the other party.

Legal DNA Tests vs. "Peace of Mind" At-Home Tests

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 to hold up in court, the DNA specimen must be collected at a clinic using strict chain of custody procedures. The DNA testing technicians at our Denver test centers are trained to follow guidelines that ensure that the results can be used for legal purposes.

The results of our legal DNA tests can be used for any legal purpose:

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to change the name on a birth certificate
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to petition for child support
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to petition for survivor benefits
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for child custody arrangements
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to alter inheritance procedures or wills

Home tests offer more flexibility:
Home DNA tests are specimens containing DNA (or possible DNA) that are shipped to us for analysis. The results of these home tests cannot be used in court (since there is no way to prove whose specimens were actually sent). However, the tests are just as accurate and can provide peace of mind. At-home DNA tests also offer a lot more flexibility.

In addition to commonly mailed in DNA specimens like hair follicles, we can also extract DNA from other bodily fluids. We can even try and lift the DNA left on items like clothing, a toothbrush, or a straw. If we can get the DNA from the alternative item, we can then compare it to another person to see if they are related. Some examples include:

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Q-tips
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Stained garments
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Mucus and other bodily fluids
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Soda cans
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Chewing gum

How to schedule a DNA Test in Denver CO

Scheduling a legally admissible DNA test at one of our Denver clinics is simple and fast, and we often have appointments available on business days within the same week, though it's always helpful to schedule in advance to make sure you get the time you want. We have clinics in Denver, plus many more throughout Colorado and across the United States. During registration, we'll show you the nearest locations so you can choose the one that's most convenient. You'll pick the times and days that you prefer.

You can set up separate appointments for each of the people being tested, either at the same location or at different locations. You'll get an email and text message with your appointment information. There is no fee if you need to change the time or location of a DNA test appointment at any time.

How long it takes to get results of a DNA test

Paternity tests conducted at one of our Denver facilities typically take about a week to come back. Other relationship tests, such as sibling studies, can take a few days longer to come back. When the results are ready, you are notified immediately via email. Then, the hard copies of the paperwork are sent afterward via regular mail.

The DNA test appointment - what to expect and what to bring

The appointment itself only takes about 15 minutes. The specimen collection process is a simple and painless cheek swab. No needles are used. When you're being tested at our Denver clinic, you'll be asked to provide fingerprints and to show photo identification. We'll also take pictures of the people being tested so that the final report will include legal assurances of who was actually tested.

For infants, hospital discharge papers qualify as identification. Otherwise, a birth certificate or social security card can be used as ID for a child. No other preparations are required for this appointment.

Does the mother need to be present at a paternity test?

If a man is considered the legal father of a child, then the mother does not have to be present or give consent for paternity testing. However, if he is not currently considered the legal father, then he cannot sign for the child. Therefore, the mother does need to be there. If neither parent is available, other legal guardians can bring the child so long as they have the right to make medical decisions on the child's behalf.

DNA testing if one party is not in Denver

The 2 parties testing (for example: father and child) do not have to be tested at the same time or even at the same location. We have many clinics across Colorado as well as nationwide, so we can test one party in Denver and the other party anywhere else in the USA. The specimens are then matched up in the lab for analysis.

Laboratory certifications

Health Street works strictly with AABB Certified labs for DNA testing. All specimens that are collected in Denver or elsewhere are shipped securely from our testing locations to a nationally certified laboratory.

Denver Paternity Test Reveals Long Lost Son

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DNA Testing Leads Denver Man to Meet Son for First Time

DNA tests have helped many residents of Denver discover more about their family and reconnect with lost loved ones. One lucky Denver man, Casper Collins, found out about a son he had never met. His other adult son took a DNA test and and found a sibling that neither of them knew.

Collins soon learned that he had fathered a son 37 years ago while stationed abroad as a young man in the military. He and the child's mother had quickly and completely lost touch, leaving her with no way to even notify Collins of her pregnancy. Collins and his son, Michael Robertson, met for the first time at the Denver airport over Thanksgiving in 2019.

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DNA Testing Experience

Health Street has been performing genetic tests nationally since 2010; our first DNA test in Denver, CO was in May of 2014. Since then, our Denver clinic locations have completed 6 DNA tests for local residents at our Denver specimen collection sites, plus thousands more in other Colorado locations and across the USA.

DNA Testing Locations

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Clinic Hours and Information

695 S BroadwayDenver, CO 80209
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

Monday: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PMTuesday: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PMWednesday: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PMThursday: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PMFriday: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PMSaturday: 8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
10515 E 40th AvenueSuite 105Denver, CO 80239
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Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PMTuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PMWednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PMThursday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PMFriday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
469 S Cherry StreetSuite 101Denver, CO 80246
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Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMTuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMWednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMThursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMFriday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
1212 S BroadwaySuite 150Denver, CO 80210
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Monday: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PMTuesday: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PMWednesday: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PMThursday: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PMFriday: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PMSaturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PMSunday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
420 E 58th AvenueSuite 111Denver, CO 80216
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Monday: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PMTuesday: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PMWednesday: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PMThursday: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PMFriday: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
1730 Blake StreetSuite 100Denver, CO 80202
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Monday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PMTuesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PMWednesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PMThursday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PMFriday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PMSaturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PMSunday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
5855 E Stapleton Dr NSuite A130Denver, CO 80216
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Monday: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PMTuesday: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PMWednesday: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PMThursday: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PMFriday: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PMSaturday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10355 E Iliff AvenueDenver, CO 80247
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Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMTuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMWednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMThursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMFriday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMSaturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PMAbout this Location: Drop in and say hi! Find us minutes away from Intown Suites Extended Stay Denver.
875 S Colorado BlvdDenver, CO 80246
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Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMTuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMWednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMThursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMFriday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2490 W 26th AvenueSuite 5aDenver, CO 80211
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Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PMTuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PMWednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PMThursday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PMFriday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
3001 N Havana StreetDenver, CO 80238
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Monday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PMTuesday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PMWednesday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PMThursday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PMFriday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PMSaturday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PMSunday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
1405 E Evans AvenueDenver, CO 80210
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Monday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PMTuesday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PMWednesday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PMThursday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PMFriday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PMSaturday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PMSunday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
777 e Speer BlvdDenver, CO 80203
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Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMTuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMWednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMThursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMFriday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMSaturday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PMSunday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Neighborhoods In and Around Denver That We Cover

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Works Cited

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Child Support." Denver Human Services, https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/denver-human-services/be-supported/child-support.html.
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"DNA Test Leads To Thanksgiving Reunion 37 Years In The Making." CBS4 Denver, 28 November 2019, https://denver.cbslocal.com/2019/11/28/dna-test-leads-to-thanksgiving-reunion-37-years-in-the-making/.

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