DNA Test – Eugene, OR
Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Eugene, Oregon at 3 conveniently located testing laboratories. Call (541) 209-4947 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.
Set up DNA testing appointments online. Test results can be used in court for child support or to change a birth 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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Types of DNA Tests at our Eugene OR clinics:
Paternity Testing can conclusively establish whether or not a man is the biological father of a child.
Relationship Testing for other close family relationships can be performed at our testing centers. Our DNA testing services can confirm or deny biological relationships between grandparents, grandchildren, siblings, half-siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews:
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 alleged father and child or children. 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 ordering one of our testing kits online and shipping the specimens back to us.
Legal DNA Tests vs. “Peace of Mind” At-Home Tests
A Legal Paternity Test is a court admissible lab testing service performed at an AABB accredited laboratory. 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. A legal paternity DNA test will hold up in court for such matters as child support or to change the name on a birth certificate. This test must be performed using strict chain of custody procedures. Our Eugene DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.
How to schedule a DNA Test in Eugene OR
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Eugene 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. Please call our customer service team to help you book your appointment over the phone, or set up your appointment easily online.
We have state of the art testing labs and friendly clinics that perform the DNA sample collection in Eugene, plus many more locations throughout Oregon 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.
Why Health Street
More than a Decade of Experience
Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Eugene, the state of Eugene, Oregon, and throughout the nation. Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from Eugene to neighborhoods everywhere.
Commitment to Community
We are very proud of the quality of our Eugene OR DNA testing services. We are happy to serve Eugene families and residents with great attention to detail.
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Establishing paternity in Eugene, Oregon
In Oregon, if parents are not married when their child is born, they must establish paternity. It is possible to do so right after the birth of a child at the hospital or birthing center. Oregon hospital staff can help parents by witnessing their signatures for free. If the mother is married to somebody who is not the biological father when the baby was born, then this form cannot be used. Based on Oregon law, the husband is considered to be the legal parent.
However, in situations like these, parents can file a court order, and a judge can determine paternity. Usually, the judge orders the alleged father and the child to take a DNA test. Once the DNA results are back, paternity can be established. The judge may also consider other factors while determining the legal father of a child.
DNA test helps reunite an Oregon man with his mother
Rob Swain was adopted at a very young age, only sixteen months, but he never gave up searching for his birth mother. Now, after 61 years, he finally met her. At first, he tried to contact the agency that processed the adoption, but his records were closed.
Years later, he tried a DNA test without any hope of finding more than some ancestry information. But, thanks to the DNA test, he discovered his niece. She wrote to him and told him they had been looking for him for years!
He admitted he was always curious why his mother gave up on him, but now he knows she has been looking for him the whole time, making him feel calm and at peace. He met with his mother and other family members, who are now learning more about each other. Rob also received a message from a relative from his father’s side of the family, so now he is looking into that.
Last updated 9/5/2022