DNA Test - Garden Grove, CA

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Garden Grove, California at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (714) 855-4022 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.

Shedule an appointment for a DNA test quickly and easily. The parties can come together or you can set up separate appointments. Grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing are also available. Legal DNA tests are done at our testing centers. Peace of mind DNA tests can be done at home by cheek swab, hair, or fingernails.

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DNA Test - Garden Grove, California

Garden Grove CA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Garden Grove, 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 Garden Grove 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 Garden Grove CA

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Garden Grove 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 Garden Grove, plus many more locations throughout California and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Garden Grove. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Garden Grove , 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 Garden Grove, 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 Garden Grove that they need. 

Garden Grove, California - DNA Testing

How to Establish Paternity in Garden Grove, CA

In the state of California, Garden Grove parents can either establish paternity voluntarily or through a court order. Parents can voluntarily establish paternity under the California Parentage Opportunity Program with the completion of an Acknowledgment of Paternity. This form can be signed at the hospital following a child's birth or at an Orange County Vital Records Office.

If either parent refuses to sign a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity, paternity must be established via court order. By filing a paternity petition in Orange County Family Court, a judge can issue a summons for the opposing parent to appear in court and undergo DNA paternity testing. If the biological father is identified, the courts can move forward with the paternity establishment process.

Why Establish Paternity in Garden Grove, CA?

In the state of California, it is legally presumed that the husband is the biological father when a child is born to two married Garden Grove parents. Therefore, there are no additional steps required to establish paternity. When an unmarried parent has a child, however, only the mother will possess parental rights over the child until the two properly establish paternity in the state of California.

By legally establishing paternity, a Garden Grove father will receive paternal rights over his child as well as the right to seek child custody or visitation rights. On behalf of the mother, the paternity establishment will be required by the courts to seek child support services from the biological father. This enables the child to benefit from a paternity establishment by being able to receive benefits from both parents, including health insurance, social security, and inheritance.

Experts in Garden Grove, CA Say…

After the paternity establishment process, Garden Grove parents can also establish a custody agreement. According to Garden Grove family law attorney Bettina Yanez, legal custody of a child can be either sole or joint. If parents cannot agree on child custody terms, the courts will assess factors such as criminal history and living situations to determine if either sole or joint custody is best for the child. These factors also dictate the amount of monthly child support.

Last updated 9/7/2022

Neighborhoods In and Around Garden Grove That We Serve

Chapman Commons
Country Woods
Garden Park
Twin Lakes
West Garden Grove

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