DNA Test – Inglewood, CA
Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Inglewood, California at a centrally located testing laboratory. Register now, or call us at (424) 402-1314 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 Inglewood 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 – Inglewood, California
Types of DNA Tests at our Inglewood, 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:
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 Inglewood 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 Inglewood CA
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Inglewood 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 Inglewood, plus many more locations throughout California and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Inglewood. We’ll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Inglewood , 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.
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A Decade Plus of Experience
Health Street has provided DNA tests since 2010. We have provided DNA tests and paternity tests to thousands of people in Inglewood as well as communities all across the nation.
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We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in Inglewood.
Inglewood, CA – DNA Testing Info
Determining Paternity in Inglewood, CA
There are many instances in which an Inglewood, CA mother is not 100% certain of who the biological father of her child is. While she may assume that a specific man is her child’s biological father, it’s crucial she halts any effort to legally establish paternity before being completely certain. For those facing a similar situation, Los Angeles Child Support Services offers programs to accurately match the child to his or her biological father.
If both individuals agree, genetic DNA testing can be requested through the Child Support Services office. For situations where the man doesn’t agree to take a DNA test, the mother should then file a paternity action through a Los Angeles Family Court. Doing so will allow a judge to mandate DNA testing of the presumed father, where he will then legally be required to take the test.
Establishing Legal Paternity in Inglewood, CA
When two married Inglewood parents have a child, the husband is automatically granted legal paternity as the law assumes he is the biological father. When two unmarried Inglewood parents have a child, they will need to legally establish paternity themselves. Fortunately, the state of California offers the Parentage Opportunity Program to help parents in similar situations easily establish paternity.
At the hospital following the birth of a child, both parents will be presented the opportunity to sign a Voluntary Declaration of Paternity free of charge. If this form can’t be completed at the hospital, the couple may also complete one at a local Child Support Agency Office, Office of Vital Statistics, Family Court, or Child Welfare Department. By properly submitting this legally binding document, the father then receives legal paternal rights and responsibilities over the child.
Experts in Inglewood, CA Say…
After establishing paternity, two parents may want to establish a custody agreement so that their child has time with both parents. If two parents cannot settle on a plan themselves, Inglewood Family Law Attorney Tobie Waxman recommends they seek legal help and present themselves in court. By doing so, a judge can then appoint a certified family counselor who both parents will be required to see to assess current living situations and help construct a fair plan for both parents and child.