DNA Test - Eureka, CA

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Eureka, California at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (707) 415-7035 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 a 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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DNA Test - Eureka, California

Eureka CA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Eureka, 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 Eureka 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 Eureka CA

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Eureka 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 Eureka, plus many more locations throughout California and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Eureka. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Eureka , 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.  The first DNA test in Eureka, CA performed by Health Street was in 2015.

Dedication to Excellence

Our dedication to excellence includes our commitment to provide compassionate services and to helping people obtain the accurate DNA testing in Eureka that they need. 

DNA Paternity In Eureka, CA

Establishing Paternity in Eureka, CA

For unmarried Eureka parents who recently had a child, the only way to seek monthly child support payments or have the father's name placed on the birth certificate is by legally establishing paternity. Fortunately, the state of California offers the Parentage Opportunity Program to help streamline this establishment process to avoid issues and/or delays.

Through this program, legal paternity may be established by completing a Voluntary Declaration of Parentage (VDOP). This legally binding document establishes exactly who the child's biological father is providing him with his legal rights and responsibilities. While the common place of completion would be at the hospital following the child's birth, one may be completed at a later date through a Humboldt County Child Support Agency Office or Office of Vital Records.

Determining Paternity in Eureka, CA

Prior to establishing legal paternity in the state of California, if there is any doubt of a child's paternity, it's crucial that you do not complete a VDOP until you complete a DNA paternity test. In addition to paternity establishment assistance, the Parentage Opportunity Program offers DNA paternity testing to help accurately determine a child's biological father. Keep in mind, this is a voluntary process and both parents must agree to submit DNA to accurately determine paternity.

For situations where either parent refuses DNA testing, it's recommended you file a paternity petition through Humboldt County Family Court. Undergoing this process will allow a judge to issue a summons to mandate that the parent submits to DNA testing. If paternity is accurately determined, a judge will then legally establish paternity for you.

Seeking Child Support Services in Eureka, CA

Child support services may be necessary for Eureka parents who do not remain together following the birth of a child. However, without a legal establishment of paternity, there will be no legally declared father for monthly support to be requested from. So, ensure this is completed prior seeking child support services.

If you are having issues establishing paternity, DNA testing should be requested via family court to have the presumed father prove his legal paternity. After this process, contact the Humboldt County Child Support Services Office to apply for monthly support services. Here, a monthly amount will be established and requested from the father based on his current income levels.

Neighborhoods Served in Eureka

Elk River
Freshwater Corners
Humboldt Hill
King Salmon
Ridgewoods Heights
Spruce Point
The Springs

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


"Establishing Legal Parentage." California Child Support Services, https://childsupport.ca.gov/establishing-legal-parentage/
"Family Law Division." Superior Court of California County of Humboldt, https://www.humboldt.courts.ca.gov/dv/familylawdiv.htm
"Child Support Services." Humboldt County, https://humboldtgov.org/601/Child-Support-Services
"Eureka Neighborhoods." Trulia, https://www.trulia.com/CA/Eureka/