DNA Test - Highlands Ranch, CO

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Highlands Ranch, Colorado at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (720) 943-5807 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 a 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 - Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Highlands Ranch CO DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Highlands Ranch, Colorado 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:

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 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 Highlands Ranch DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Highlands Ranch CO

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Highlands Ranch 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 Highlands Ranch, plus many more locations throughout Colorado 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

A Decade Plus of Experience

Health Street has provided DNA tests since 2010. The first DNA test we performed in Highlands Ranch, CO was in 2018.

Dedicated to Excellence

We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in Highlands Ranch. 

Highlands Ranch, Colorado - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Parents who are not married in Colorado have two options for establishing paternity. If they are sure about the biological father, they can establish paternity voluntarily by signing an Acknowledgement of Paternity form. This document establishes the man as the legal father of the child. With paternity established, the father can seek custody or visitation hours if necessary. The father's name can be added to the child's birth certificate, and he can gain rights to participate in crucial decisions for the child's upbringing.

When parents from Highlands Ranch cannot establish paternity voluntarily, they often choose to go through the court instead. The judge usually orders the alleged father and child to take a DNA test to prove whether they are related. DNA testing is painless as it is often done as a cheek swab, so there is no reason to worry. Once the results are received from the laboratory, the judge can consider them in the decision.

Highlands Ranch, CO: Benefits of establishing paternity

Without legally established paternity, fathers cannot make critical decisions regarding their children's health, education, and upbringing. Fathers from Highlands Ranch, Colorado cannot be added to their child's birth certificate if they do not establish paternity first. Legally establishing paternity can also open the father up to other opportunities, such as building emotional bonds with the child and having more presence in their life.

The child can also gain benefits from legal paternity, which can include:

Health insurance benefits, if applicable
Veteran or disability benefits, if applicable
The right to inherit
Access to family medical history
Better sense of identity

Studies have shown that children who know their parents and have a healthy relationship with each of them have a better chance of a successful life, finishing school, and avoiding lifestyle choices or behaviors that could lead to criminal charges.

Last updated 12/5/2022

Neighborhoods Served in Highlands Ranch

The Hearth
Back Country Real Estate
District 86
Firelight At Highlands Ranch
Kentley Hills

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Parentage. Colorado Child Support Services. (n.d.). Retrieved December 5, 2022, from https://childsupport.state.co.us/parentage