DNA Test – El Monte, CA
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
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:
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.
Local DNA Testing Info
Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in El Monte, CA
If a child is born to married parents, the husband is presumed to be the child’s father and paternity will not need to be established. But in El Monte, CA, if a child is born to unmarried parents, paternity will need to be established for the child to have a legal father.
Paternity can be established voluntarily when the baby is born. If both parents agree on the child’s biological father, they can sign a Voluntary Declaration of Paternity or Parentage form. This form should not be signed if there is any doubt from either parent on who the biological father is. DNA testing can be done to prove paternity in that situation.
If one parent refuses to sign the voluntary form, the other parent can open a court case. The local child support agency can take action to establish paternity, or you may go to court yourself. The court may require DNA testing to prove paternity in El Monte, CA.
According to Gerard A. Falzone, Attorney at Law in California, “The only surefire way to establish paternity is to take a genetic test… If the child was born while the couple was married, the husband is the legal father. However, keep in mind that ‘legal father’ doesn’t mean ‘biological father.'”
Local DNA Stories
In a court case in Los Angeles County in 2001, County of Los Angeles v. Navarro, a Los Angeles County man sued to get relief from child support payments when he learned that he was not the biological father to his ex-wife’s two children. He was able to prove he was not the father by using DNA testing.
In 1996, the man was married to the mother at the time of each conception. He didn’t show up for the child support hearing and the court determined he was the biological father based on his ex’s claims. In 2004, after many appeals, he was able to overturn the civil court’s ruling.
Many times, cases of men filing to terminate child support after finding out they aren’t the fathers are unsuccessful. This was the first published California case to state that the statute of limitations shouldn’t be applied to cases of old default judgments and paternity fraud.