DNA Test - Hayward, CA

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Hayward, California at a centrally located testing laboratory. Register now, or call us at (510) 513-6529 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 Hayward 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 - Hayward, California

Hayward CA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Hayward, California clinics:

Paternity Testing can conclusively establish whether or not a man is the biological father of a child.

Relationship Testing for other close family relationships can be performed at our testing centers. Our DNA testing services can confirm or deny biological relationships between grandparents, grandchildren, siblings, half-siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews:

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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 alleged father and child or children. 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 ordering one of our testing kits online and shipping the specimens back to us.

Legal DNA Tests vs. "Peace of Mind" At-Home Tests

A Legal Paternity Test is a court admissible lab testing service performed at an AABB accredited laboratory. 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. A legal paternity DNA test will hold up in court for such matters as child support or to change the name on a birth certificate. This test must be performed using strict chain of custody procedures. Our Hayward DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Hayward CA

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Hayward 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. Please call our customer service team to help you book your appointment over the phone, or set up your appointment easily online.

We have state of the art testing labs and friendly clinics that perform the DNA sample collection in Hayward, plus many more locations throughout California and across the United States. During registration, we'll show you the nearest locations for DNA testing so you can choose the site that's most convenient. You'll also pick the times and days that you prefer.

Why Health Street

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  We have helped thousands of people from Hayward to communities all across the USA get DNA tests and paternity tests.

Dedication to Excellence

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

Hayward, California - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Hayward, CA

Unmarried people in Hayward, California, can establish paternity in two ways. They can sign a voluntary declaration of paternity (VDP) or get a court order. If you decide on getting the court order, you can do it yourself, or your Local Child Support Agency can help you.

The VDP must be signed voluntarily. Nobody should be forced to sign it, and the form should not be signed unless both parties are confident about the biological father. If there are doubts about who the biological father is, the mother and the alleged father usually go to court. During court proceedings, the judge will often order a DNA test. After the test, the judge can establish paternity.

Hayward, California: Benefits of establishing paternity

For children, knowing both of their parents is essential as it gives them the legal rights and privileges of both parents. Some of the main benefits are:

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Financial support from both parents
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Access to the medical history of both sides of the family
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Medical and life insurance
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Social Security and Veterans Benefits
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Inheritance rights

If paternity is not established, the father does not have any legal rights toward the child, so he is unable to ask for any visitation hours or custody.

Challenging paternity in Hayward, CA

Either parent has the right to dispute parentage if the parentage has not been legally established yet. That often happens if the alleged father does not agree with paternity or if either of the parties is unsure about who the biological father is.

Laws on parentage can be complicated. Sometimes the judge can declare somebody a legal father even if the DNA test proves he is not the biological father. The judge looks after the child's best interests and may consider other factors when determining paternity.

Last updated 9/12/2022

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Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:

Citations

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Parentage (paternity). Parentage (Paternity) - paternity_famlaw_selfhelp. (n.d.). Retrieved September 12, 2022, from https://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-parentage.htm?rdeLocaleAttr=en
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Department of Child Support Services. Establish Parentage | Department of Child Support Services. (n.d.). Retrieved September 12, 2022, from https://sfgov.org/dcss/establish-paternity
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Disputing parentage. Disputing Parentage - paternity_famlaw_selfhelp. (n.d.). Retrieved September 12, 2022, from https://www.courts.ca.gov/1202.htm?rdeLocaleAttr=en