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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2301 W El Segundo Blvd
Hawthorne, CA 90250
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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:

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Grandparent DNA Test (if the father is not available for testing)
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Sibling DNA Test (possible brothers, sisters, or half-siblings)
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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.

Facts about DNA Testing in Hawthorne CA

Establishing Parentage and Proving Paternity in Hawthorne, CA

If the parents of a newly born child are married, there is typically no question about parentage, as California law assumes the husband is the father. If the child’s parents are not married, they will need to legally establish parentage. The first option is to sign a Voluntary Declaration of Paternity, which allows unmarried parents to claim their position as mother and father. This document can be signed at the hospital following the birth of the child, or at a later date in the presence of a Los Angeles County child support agency or local family law facilitator assigned to the local court.

In instances where a parent doesn’t agree to sign a voluntary declaration, the second option to establish parentage is to file a court-ordered paternity case. From here, the presumed biological father is served a summons regarding parental obligations by Los Angeles County Child Support Services, in which the city of Hawthorne falls underneath. The presumed father has 30 days from the served date to respond and request DNA testing if needed. A DNA test will legally and scientifically provide proof on whether or not the individual is required to claim parentage.

Laws Surrounding Paternity and DNA Testing in Hawthorne, CA

A unique aspect of California Law is the California Domestic Partner Rights and Responsibilities Act. The act, which went in effect on January 1, 2005, provides all registered domestic partnerships, including same-sex couples, the same amount of rights, benefits, and responsibilities that are typically granted to a married couple in Hawthorne. The act additionally establishes parental law for individuals of domestic partnerships who decide to have children.

Under the California Domestic Partner Rights and Responsibilities act, if an individual gives birth after registering for a domestic partnership, California law automatically views the other partner as the child’s parent, even if not biologically connected through DNA. Likewise, if either partner has a child before registering for a domestic partnership, California law allows the parent’s partner to adopt the child similar to that of a step-parent.

What Experts Have to Say About DNA Testing in Hawthorne

In the city of Hawthorne, legal paternity actions can be taken against individuals who do not agree they are a child’s paternal father. Los Angeles paternity lawyer Hossein Berenji recommends two legal avenues if you believe you are being falsely suspected. The first would be to legally request a DNA test, but it’s important to remember that the “request must be made within two years of the child’s birth.”

Secondly, if you were married or living with the mother at the time of conception, it’s possible to provide “evidence that you were impotent or sterile at the time of conception.” If the evidence is successful in court, the individual will not be required to care for the child.

Locations

Clinic Hours for DNA Testing in Hawthorne, California

2301 W El Segundo Blvd Hawthorne, CA 90250
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

Monday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PMTuesday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PMWednesday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PMThursday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PMFriday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM About this Location: For DNA testing in Hawthorne, California, you can find us across from Chester Washington Golf Course.

Some Hawthorne Neighborhoods That We Serve

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Burleigh
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Del Aire
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Eucalyptus Park
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Fusion At South Bay
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Hollyglen
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Memorial Park
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North Central Hawthorne
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Parkside Village
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Wiseburn
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York

Additional Services

We also offer other services, such as:

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California Background Check for Hawthorne, CA businesses

Citations

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“Parentage (Paternity)” The Judicial Branch of California, https://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-parentage.htm?rdeLocaleAttr=en
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“Establishing Parentage (Paternity)” The Judicial Branch of California, https://www.courts.ca.gov/1201.htm#acc11294
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“Establishing Parentage” Los Angeles County Child Support Services, https://cssd.lacounty.gov/establishing-paternity-2/
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“California Domestic Partner Rights and Responsibilities Act of 2003” California Legislative Information, https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=200320040AB205
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“Los Angeles Paternity Lawyer” Berenji and Associates Family Law Attorneys, https://www.berenjifamilylaw.com/los-angeles-paternity-lawyer/#:~:text=Berenji%20%26%20Associates%20has%2020%20years,Hossein%20Berenji%20can%20assist%20you.
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“Hawthorne, CA: Hawthorne Neighborhoods.” Trulia, https://www.trulia.com/n/ca/hawthorne/ramona/132687/