DNA Test - El Monte, CA

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Health Street provides DNA testing in El Monte, California at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (323) 765-1648 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 - El Monte, California

El Monte CA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our El Monte, 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 El Monte 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 El Monte CA

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

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in El Monte, the state of El Monte, California, and throughout the nation.  Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from El Monte to neighborhoods everywhere.

Commitment to Excellence

Our mission is to understand the DNA testing needs of our clients. We strive to provide the most accurate, fast, and conclusive paternity tests in El Monte. 

El Monte, California - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in El Monte, California

There is no question about parentage if parents are married; the husband is automatically considered the legal father. However, if parents are not married, they must establish paternity. Otherwise, the father does not have the same responsibilities and rights as the mother. In El Monte, California, if parents have zero doubts about who the biological father is, they can voluntarily sign the Declaration of Parentage at the hospital when the baby is born.

If there are doubts about paternity, and either the mother or the alleged father is unsure about the birth father, parents often choose to go to court. The judge will usually order DNA testing of the alleged father and the child, proving paternity. Once paternity is established, the judge can establish child support, visitation hours, and custody.

El Monte, California: Challenging paternity

Sometimes, a man is told he is the child's father, but he does not agree or is unsure. He has every right to do a DNA test to determine paternity. A DNA test is usually done by a simple cheek swab of the alleged father and the child, and then the DNA specimens are examined for genetic markers that could indicate a relationship between the father and the child. It is important to note that at-home DNA tests are not usually admissible evidence in a court of law.

Sometimes, a man signs the declaration of paternity and realizes later that he is not the father, or he starts to have doubts. In that case, he will need to go to court, and the court will likely order DNA testing to determine if he is the biological father. However, family law is very complicated and the judge usually tries to make the best decision for the child. It is important to act quickly if there are doubts about paternity, and many people seek help from a family lawyer.

Last updated 10/18/2022

Neighborhoods In and Around El Monte That We Serve

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