DNA Testing in Everett, Washington
Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Everett, Washington at 2 conveniently located testing laboratories. Call (425) 426-3826 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 Everett WA 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 Everett DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.
How to schedule a DNA Test in Everett WA
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Everett 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 Everett, plus many more locations throughout Washington and across the United States. During registration, we’ll show you the nearest locations for DNA testing so you can choose the site that’s most convenient. You’ll also pick the times and days that you prefer.
Why Health Street
A Decade Plus of Experience
Health Street has provided DNA tests since 2010. We have provided DNA tests and paternity tests to thousands of people in Everett as well as communities all across the nation.
Commitment to CommunityHealth Street is committed to servicing all of the residents of Everett, Washington, and especially to helping those with specific DNA testing needs.
Everett, Washington – DNA Testing
DNA Test Reunites Everett Mother with Her Biological Daughter
Kyung Eun Davidson, a 33-year-old who was given up for adoption in Korea and now lives in Everett, had been dreaming of meeting her birth mother since she was three years old. Nearly three decades later, she was thrilled to have finally found her. Davidson was the first Korean adoptee to have found her birth mother through a nonprofit matching service that helps reunite families. The organization brought 300 DNA testing kits to Korea, offered them to birth parents, and uploaded the information to a database. About three months after her mother submitted her DNA sample, Davidson learned of the match and has since been in contact with her. She says that “It has been an amazing, crazy, and wonderful experience.”
Woman Raised in Everett Meets Her Brother After a DNA Test
While growing up in Everett, Glenna Atkins always thought she was the oldest of two siblings in her family. However, she recently learned a secret that her mother had intended to take to her grave. Several years prior to Glenna’s birth, her mother gave birth to a baby boy who she gave up for adoption. Today, after taking a DNA test, Glenna has located her brother. The family has reunited, and they are all making up for lost time.
Establishing Paternity in Everett, WA
When a child is born to a couple that is married or in a domestic partnership in Washington State, the child’s paternity is automatically presumed. However, according to attorneys at the Everett-based McKinley Irvin law firm, when an unmarried woman has a baby, the child does not have a legal father until steps are taken to establish paternity. There are two primary ways to do this:
- Voluntary – Both parents sign a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Parentage form, which is notarized and filed with the Washington State Department of Health, Center for Health Statistics.
- Court-Ordered – An interested party files a Petition to Establish Parentage in the court located in the county where the child lives. For Everett residents, this is handled by the Snohomish County Family Support division.
Depending on the circumstances, a court petition may be filed by the child’s mother, presumed father, or alleged father. If the child is receiving public assistance, the state may also file a petition. If all parties do not agree about the child’s paternity, the court will order a DNA test before making a decision.
Last updated 11/14/2022