DNA Test - Escondido, CA

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Escondido, California at 5 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (760) 279-8247 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 your Escondido DNA test appointment online. Our legal DNA test results can be used in court for matters such as: child support, birth certificates, and custody cases. Appointments can be scheduled together or separately. Legal DNA tests are done by cheek swab at our testing centers. We also offer home DNA test kits for peace of mind. DNA can be tested from hair, fingernails, and other specimens.

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DNA Test - Escondido, California

Escondido CA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Escondido, 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 Escondido 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 Escondido CA

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

A Decade Plus of Experience

Health Street has provided DNA tests since 2010. The first DNA test we performed in Escondido, CA was in 2018.

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We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in Escondido. 

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Establishing paternity in Escondido, CA

Suppose you are unmarried in Escondido, California when your child is born. In that case, the child will not have the same benefits or rights from each parent, nor the father has the same rights or responsibilities as the mother, which is why you must establish paternity.

In Escondido, there are two options for establishing paternity. You can sign a Voluntary Declaration of Paternity (VDP), or you can get a court order to establish paternity through court proceedings. Do not sign the VDP if you are unsure about who the biological father is.

If you go to court, the judge can establish paternity. First, the child and the alleged father are usually required to take a DNA test. Genetic testing can be done as a cheek swab, which is painless, fast, and easy to administer. Once the DNA results are back, the judge can decide whether to establish paternity or not.

Benefits of establishing paternity in Escondido, California

Establishing paternity has multiple benefits, especially for children. Some of the benefits for the child can include:

Knowing both parents and building an emotional relationship with them
Financial support from both parents
Having both parents on a birth certificate
Having access to medical records from both sides of the family
Life and medical insurance
Social Security and Veterans Benefits, if available
The right to inherit

Disputing parentage in Escondido, CA

Either parent can dispute parentage, especially when it has not yet been legally established. Sometimes the alleged father is unsure about the parentage, or the mother may not be a hundred percent certain who the biological father is. Either of them can go to court, and the judge can order a DNA test to show whether the man is the biological father. Then the judge can establish paternity.

If you want to challenge paternity after it has already been legally established, it is best to seek the advice of an attorney or family law facilitator. The laws regarding legal paternity can be complicated and hard to navigate.

Last updated 9/28/2022

Neighborhoods In and Around Escondido That We Serve

East Canyon
Central Escondido
Est Valley
Daley Ranch
North Broadway
Mesa Rock
West Ridge
Country Club
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Department of Child Support Services. Establish Parentage | Department of Child Support Services. (n.d.). Retrieved September 28, 2022, from https://sfgov.org/dcss/establish-paternity
Disputing parentage. Disputing Parentage - paternity_famlaw_selfhelp. (n.d.). Retrieved September 28, 2022, from https://www.courts.ca.gov/1202.htm?rdeLocaleAttr=en