DNA Test - Freedom, CA

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Freedom, California at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (831) 218-2358 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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DNA Test - Freedom, California

Freedom CA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Freedom, California 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:

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 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 Freedom DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Freedom CA

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Freedom 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 Freedom, plus many more locations throughout California 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. The first DNA test we performed in Freedom, CA was in 2021.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

DNA Testing in Freedom, California

Importance of Establishing Paternity in Freedom, CA

There are many reasons to go through the effort of establishing a child's paternity. According to attorneys at Ruben Law Firm, which serves Freedom, Santa Cruz County and the surrounding area, some of the most important reasons to establish paternity include:

Providing an emotional connection to both parents
Having both parents' names on the child's birth certificate
The child's ability to access both parents' medical records and history
The child's ability to receive an inheritance from his or her father
The ability to receive Social Security, veterans, and other benefits based on the father's record

In addition, the custodial parent can request child support and the other parent can request visitation and/or custody rights.

How to Establish Paternity in Freedom, California

When a child is born out of wedlock, in California, there are three ways for parents to establish paternity. Attorneys at the Santa Cruz area Daprile-Bell Family Law Offices explain that parents have the following options:

1. Sign and file a Voluntary Declaration of Parentage form.

2. Ask the county child support office to establish paternity.

3. File a petition to establish a parental relationship with the courts.

If there's a debate over who the child's biological father is, a DNA paternity test is typically required. Once the results show that a man is a child's biological father, an order will be issued. Then, either parent can seek child support, custody, and/or visitation.

Disputing Parentage

If there's a dispute over the identity of a child's father, both parents may have options. If legal parentage has not yet been established, either a child's mother or possible father can request a DNA test to show whether the man is a child's biological father. However, paternity laws are complex. According to the California Courts, there may be situations where it's too late to dispute paternity or where the law determines someone is a child's legal father even if he is not the child's biological father. For this reason, it's a good idea to seek legal counsel any time paternity issues arise.

Some Freedom Neighborhoods That We Serve

Bowker Rd
Manfre Rd
Larkin Valley Rd
Lucerne Ave
Old Adobe Rd
Stewart Ave

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


"Reasons To Establish Paternity For Your Children." Ruben Law Firm, https://www.rubenlawfirm.com/family-law/paternity/
"Paternity." Daprile-Bell Family Law Offices, https://www.daprile-bell.com/paternity.html
"Disputing Parentage." The Judicial Branch of California, https://www.courts.ca.gov/1202.htm?rdeLocaleAttr=en
"Freedom, CA ." Google Maps, https://www.google.com/maps/place/Freedom,+CA/