DNA Test - Grand Junction, CO

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Grand Junction, Colorado at 2 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (970) 773-7807 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 Grand Junction 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 - Grand Junction, Colorado

Grand Junction CO DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Grand Junction, Colorado 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 Grand Junction 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 Grand Junction CO

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Grand Junction 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 Grand Junction, plus many more locations throughout Colorado and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Grand Junction. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Grand Junction , CO 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 Grand Junction, CO performed by Health Street was in 2014.

Dedication to Excellence

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

Grand Junction, Colorado - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Grand Junction, CO

If parents are not married in Grand Junction, Colorado, they should consider establishing paternity. If there is no doubt about who is the birth father, parents can sign the Voluntary Acknowledgment of Parentage (VAP) form. When both sign the VAP, the father's name can be added to the birth certificate. If either of the parents changes their mind after signing the document, they have sixty days to revoke it without needing court action.

Parents who disagree about paternity often go to court to establish it. Under Colorado law, any of these individuals or agencies could start the court process:

The mother
The alleged father
A county Department of Social Services
Colorado Department of Human Resources
A legal representative if the person who has the right to go to court is minor, deceased, or incapacitated

Health Street offers legal DNA tests in Grand Junction that provide accurate results and are admissible in court. Unlike home DNA testing options, our legal DNA tests can help establish legally binding relationships.

Grand Junction, Colorado: Benefits of establishing paternity

When parents consider establishing paternity, they should know about all the benefits it could bring them and their children. The child can have:

A better sense of identity, as they can get to know both of their parents and can build a relationship with them
Financial support from both parents, which can even include Social Security, child support, life and health insurance, or veterans' benefits if applicable
A right to inherit from both parents
A better knowledge of the medical history of both parents

However, a child is not the only one benefiting from paternity establishment. Once paternity is determined, parents can share their rights and responsibilities toward the children. They can support the child emotionally and financially and make important decisions about their life, especially regarding their health, education, and upbringing.

Last updated 8/18/2023

Neighborhoods Served in Grand Junction

Orchard Mesa
Downtown Area
Summer Hill
Tiara Rado
Canyon View
Independence Ranch

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


VOLUNTARY ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF PARENTAGE. (n.d.). https://epermits.adcogov.org/sites/default/files/2022-11/Voluntary-Acknowledgment-Parentage-English-v04-21-ACHD.pdf
Parentage. Colorado Child Support Services. (n.d.). https://childsupport.state.co.us/parentage