DNA Test - Indio, CA

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Indio, California at 3 testing laboratories. Call (760) 279-8251 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 - Indio, California

Indio CA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Indio, 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 Indio 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 Indio CA

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Indio 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 Indio, plus many more locations throughout California and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Indio. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Indio , 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 Indio, CA was in 2018.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

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Establishing paternity in Indio, CA

Establishing paternity means legally establishing the father. Unmarried parents in Indio, California, can establish paternity by signing a Voluntary Declaration of Paternity (VDP) or going to court. The VDP must be signed voluntarily and only if both parents agree about paternity. If either parent has doubts or is unsure about paternity, they should not sign the form. The VDP legally has the same effect as a court order, which means that the father can gain rights and responsibilities once both parents have signed it.

Sometimes, parents are unsure or disagree about the biological father and decide to go to court. The judge often orders the alleged father and the child DNA tests to determine their biological relationship. DNA testing is easy, painless, and quick to prove paternity. Once the laboratory sends the results to the judge, the judge can determine paternity. After legal paternity has been established, the court can also determine custody, child support, and visitation hours if necessary.

Indio, California: Disputing paternity

If an alleged father has doubts that he is the biological father, he may choose to take a DNA test on his own. At-home DNA testing can still determine paternity with 99 percent accuracy or greater. However, it is important to note that at-home paternity test results are not usually admissible in a court of law. When disputing paternity in Indio, it is crucial to act fast, and many people choose to go to court or involve a lawyer early on.

After signing a VDP, California law allows up to sixty days to submit a Declaration of Paternity Rescission. After sixty days have passed, or if the father was married to the mother when the child was born, disputing paternity becomes more complicated. At this point, most cases must go through court to cancel paternity.

Last updated 1/3/2023

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Parentage (paternity). Parentage (Paternity) - paternity_famlaw_selfhelp. (n.d.). Retrieved January 3, 2023, from https://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-parentage.htm?rdeLocaleAttr=en