DNA Test - Hawthorne, CA

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Hawthorne, California at a centrally located testing laboratory. Call (323) 612-0781 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 - Hawthorne, California

Hawthorne CA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Hawthorne, 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 Hawthorne 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 Hawthorne CA

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

A Decade Plus of Experience

Health Street has provided DNA tests since 2010. The first DNA test we performed in Hawthorne, CA was in 2019.

Commitment to Community

Health Street is committed to being the best provider of DNA testing in Hawthorne, California.

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Importance of Establishing Paternity in Hawthorne, CA

Under California state law, a Hawthorne man is only automatically declared the legal father of a child if he is married to the child's mother at the time of birth. Hawthorne parents who are unmarried at the time of their child's birth will need to establish paternity with the state for the father to be granted his parental rights and obligations.

Keep in mind that without the legal establishment of paternity, a Hawthorne mother will not be able to seek monthly child support services from the father. Once paternity is established, the child will also be able to receive parental benefits from both parents, including but not limited to health insurance coverage, social security benefits, and military benefits.

Paternity Programs in Hawthorne, CA

To help streamline the necessary paternity establishment processes for unmarried Hawthorne parents, Los Angeles County offers the Parentage Opportunity Program. This completely voluntary program allows local parents in need of establishing paternity to complete a Voluntary Declaration of Parentage (VDOP) and have the form filed with the state free of charge.

While this process can be completed without DNA testing, it would be wise of Hawthorne parents to first seek testing services if there is any ounce of doubt in their child's paternity. Accurately identifying the birth father prior to the establishment of paternity could save the parents significant legal hassle in the event they learn of mistaken paternity later on.

Paternity Laws and Regulations in Hawthorne, CA

In the more uncommon situation that a Hawthorne parent learns of mistaken paternity after having already established paternity, there are regulations by the state of California that allow you to cancel the declaration of paternity. Under California law, a rescission to remove the Acknowledgment of Parentage can be filed within 60 days of its submission to have it removed without questions.

However, it's crucial that Hawthorne parents understand that following this 60-day mark, the two will then need to seek the assistance of the Los Angeles Family Court to have the agreement removed. A judge will likely require an individual to have a good reason for canceling the declaration, such as proof of paternity fraud or material mistake. As previously mentioned, it's important to first seek DNA testing services prior to establishing paternity to avoid such troubles.

Last updated 1/25/2023

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