DNA Test - Elk Grove, CA

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Elk Grove, California at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (916) 436-3137 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.

Shedule 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 - Elk Grove, California

Elk Grove CA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Elk Grove, 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 Elk Grove 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 Elk Grove CA

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

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  We have helped thousands of people from Elk Grove 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 Elk Grove that they need. 

Elk Grove, California - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Elk Grove, California

Unwed parents in California can establish paternity by signing a Voluntary Declaration of Parentage (VDP). If they sign the document at the hospital, they will both be legal parents, and it is unnecessary to establish paternity in court. In this case, the mother's and the father's names will be on the child's birth certificate.

If the mother or the alleged father is unsure about who the father is, they often choose to go to court instead of signing a VDP. The judge will likely order a DNA test to determine whether the alleged father is the birth father. Based on the DNA test results, the judge can establish paternity. Other rights and responsibilities will be defined from there, such as visitation hours, custody, or financial support.

For 70 years, she thought her daughter was dead. DNA test proves otherwise.

Connie, now 69, just met her mother for the first time recently. Her mother was told that her daughter had passed away shortly after her birth. In reality, Connie was adopted by a family in California.

Later on, Connie took a DNA test that matched her with her cousin, and the cousin reconnected Connie with her birth mother—Genevieve. At the age of 88, Genevieve was shocked to discover that her daughter had been alive all these years. Unfortunately, this situation is not unique to them either. According to professional genetic genealogist CeCe Moore, sometimes infants are stolen from their mothers for profit.

Genevieve was unwed when she gave birth and never even saw the baby. In 1949, she was only eighteen years old and didn't even consider asking for a death certificate. When Genevieve found the adoption paperwork with her signature, she realized she had been tricked. She remembered signing some documents but had no idea it was about adoption. Instead, she thought the paperwork was to direct the hospital about what to do if she could not care for the baby or died.

Now that the DNA test has reunited the mother and daughter, they realize they have much more in common than their appearances. They both had an interest in healthcare careers and enjoyed cooking and crocheting. Connie now plans to move forward with meeting two half-siblings as well.

Last updated 8/29/2022

Some Elk Grove Neighborhoods That We Serve

Bradshaw Road
Poppy Ridge Road
Pederson Park
Al Gates Park
Laguna West
Quail Ridge
Johnston Park
Lotz Parkway

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Establishing parentage (paternity). Establishing Parentage (Paternity) - paternity_famlaw_selfhelp. (n.d.). Retrieved August 29, 2022, from https://www.courts.ca.gov/1201.htm
Caron, C. (2018, December 9). DNA test helps mother reunite with daughter she thought died nearly 70 years ago. The New York Times. Retrieved August 29, 2022, from https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/09/us/mother-reunited-daughter-dna.html