DNA Testing in Fort Collins, CO

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Fort Collins, Colorado at 6 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (970) 673-9774 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 Fort Collins 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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2126 Milestone Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80524
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1600 Specht Point Road
Fort Collins, CO 80525
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1426 E Harmony Road
Fort Collins, CO 80525
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620 S Lemay Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
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2315 E Harmony Road
Fort Collins, CO 80528
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110 Boardwalk Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80525
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DNA Test – Fort Collins, Colorado

Fort Collins CO DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Fort Collins, Colorado 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:

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Grandparent DNA Test (if the father is not available for testing)
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Sibling DNA Test (possible brothers, sisters, or half-siblings)
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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 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 Fort Collins DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Fort Collins CO

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Fort Collins 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 Fort Collins, plus many more locations throughout Colorado 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

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  The first DNA test in Fort Collins, CO performed by Health Street was in 2018.

Dedication to Excellence

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

The Local Economy and Major Employers in Fort Collins

Fort Collins is in one of the most beautiful areas of Colorado, sitting at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills and crossed by two rivers that run through the city. It’s located just 60 miles from Denver and is currently Colorado’s fourth largest city by population, with an estimated 170,318 residents in 2019. According to U.S. Census data, the median household income in Fort Collins is $62,132.

With both Colorado State University and Front Range Community College located within the city limits, many people who live in Fort Collins work for either the university, the university’s health services, or the local school district. Another popular local employer is Otter Products, which manufactures the popular cellphone case Otterbox along with the help of roughly 900 individuals from Fort Collins.

Top employers in the Fort Collins area include UCHealth, Broadcom, Woodward (industrial products), Employment Solutions Personnel Services, Tolmar (pharmaceuticals), Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Anheuser-Busch, Madwire (business software and services) and New Belgium Brewing Co.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Fort Collins

According to the latest revised statutes, a man is presumed to be a child’s father if he is married to the child’s mother, or if he acknowledges paternity of the child through an official record. This record is called a Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity and permits the father to add himself to the child’s birth certificate. This also entitles the father to all the rights and responsibilities that come with parenthood.

If there is any doubt about the child’s paternity, genetic DNA tests can help provide clarity. These results are accepted by any Colorado court as long as they show that the probability of paternity is 97 percent or higher.

Fort Collins Family Law Experts Discuss the Process of Proving Paternity

If a man believes that he has fathered a child but has not yet been formally acknowledged as a parent, he may begin proceedings to identify himself as the child’s father. This paperwork is filed with a district court. Colorado’s paternity laws can be complex, which is why it’s helpful to have an attorney on your side.

Time is also a factor. “Even once both parents sign the Acknowledgement of Paternity form, the state does not recognize it until 60 days after the signature date, making the need to move quickly even more important,” says Lunt, Smith and Associates LLP, a popular Fort Collins law firm.

Locations

Clinic Hours for DNA Testing in Fort Collins, Colorado

2126 Milestone Drive Suite 121 Fort Collins, CO 80524
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

Monday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM(M Lunch: 11:30-1 PM)Tuesday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM(T Lunch: 11:30-1 PM)Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM(W Lunch: 11:30-1 PM)Thursday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM(Th Lunch: 11:30-1 PM)Friday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM(F Lunch: 11:30-1 PM) About this Location: You can find us around the corner from Traut Elementary School.

Some Fort Collins Neighborhoods That We Serve

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Terry Shores
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Warren Shores
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The Ponds at Overland Trail
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Poudre Overlook
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Huntington Hills
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Southridge Greens
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Oakridge Village
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Ram’s Village
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Bucking Horse
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Rigden Farm

Additional Services

We also offer other services, such as:

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Colorado Background Check for Employers in Fort Collins, CO

Citations

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“Population Totals for Colorado Municipalities.” Colorado Department of Local Affairs, https://demography.dola.colorado.gov/population/population-totals-municipalities/
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“City of Fort Collins Comprehensive Annual Financial Report 2019.” City of Fort Collins, Colorado, https://www.fcgov.com/finance/files/cafr-2019.pdf
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“QuickFacts – Fort Collins City Colorado.” United States Census Bureau, https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fortcollinscitycolorado Bridgeman, Megan.
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“Fort Collins’ 10 largest private employers.” Coloradoan, 20 June 2019, 19/06/20/fort-collins-top-10-largest-private-employers/1498555001/
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“2016 Colorado Revised Statutes Title 19 – Children’s Code, Article 4 – Uniform Parentage Act § 19-4-105. Presumption of paternity.” CO Rev Stat § 19-4-105 (2016), Justia, https://law.justia.com/codes/colorado/2016/title-19/article-4/section-19-4-105/