DNA Test - Glendale, CA

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Glendale, California at 2 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (818) 293-4685 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 Glendale 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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DNA Test - Glendale, California

Glendale CA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Glendale, 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 Glendale 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 Glendale CA

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

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Glendale, the state of Glendale, California, and throughout the nation.  The first DNA test that Health Street provided in Glendale, CA was in 2021.

Commitment to Excellence

Our mission is to understand the DNA testing needs of our clients. We strive to provide the most accurate, fast, and conclusive paternity tests in Glendale. 

Glendale, California - DNA Testing

Establishing Paternity in Glendale, CA

According to California law, when two unmarried Glendale parents have a child, only the mother will possess parental rights at the time of birth. The state cannot immediately identify a child's biological father without proof of marriage; therefore, both parents will need to establish paternity in the state of California for the father to receive paternal rights and have his name placed on the child's birth certificate.

Under the California Parentage Opportunity Program (POP), two Glendale parents can establish legal paternity by completing a Voluntary Declaration of Parentage (VDOP). Both parents may complete this form at the hospital or through a Los Angeles County Child Support Services Office of Vital Statistics. Due to the legal bond this establishment creates, it's recommended that parents with any doubt over the child's paternity first complete DNA paternity testing to confirm the biological father.

Navigating Difficult Paternity Establishment Processes in Glendale, CA

In some unfortunate situations, a Glendale parent may refuse to sign a VDOP, preventing the opposite parent from establishing legal paternity to seek child support services or custody. In the event that one parent refuses to establish paternity, a Glendale parent will need to file a petition to establish paternity through Los Angeles County Family Court.

During a court-ordered paternity process, a judge will issue a summons for the opposing parent to appear in court and complete the necessary steps to establish paternity. DNA paternity testing will be used to accurately identify the child's biological father. Once paternity is established through the court, either parent can move forward with establishing child support and custody agreements.

Experts in Glendale, CA Say…

As previously mentioned, once paternity has been established through means of DNA testing, both parents can then move forward with establishing child custody agreements. According to Glendale Family Law Attorney Taline K. Boyamian, California law requires courts to resolve custody issues with the child's best interests at heart for parents who cannot come to an agreement.

When determining custody, a Los Angeles County judge will consider numerous factors when determining child custody. Some of these factors include each parent's financial resources, a parent's history of substance abuse, and the child's preference, depending on their age. With these details, a judge will determine a legal agreement that best fits the needs of the child.

Last updated 8/30/2022

Neighborhoods In and Around Glendale That We Serve

El Miradero
Fair Oaks
Glenoaks Canyon
Highland Estates
Rancho San Rafael

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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"Family Law Division." Superior Court of California Los Angeles County, http://www.lacourt.org/division/familylaw/familylaw.aspx
"Child Custody & Visitation Lawyers in Glendale." Boyamian Law, https://www.boyamianlaw.com/about-us/
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