DNA Test - Inglewood, CA

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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

Inglewood CA DNA Testing Locations

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:

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 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.

Why Health Street

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.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

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Establishing paternity in Inglewood, California

If parents are married when the baby is born, the law automatically assumes the husband is the father, so there is no question or need to establish paternity. On the other hand, if parents are unwed, they must establish paternity so that the father has the same legal rights and responsibilities as the mother. In Inglewood, California, parents have two options for establishing paternity. Parents can voluntarily sign a declaration of parentage, or if either party does not cooperate or is unsure about paternity, they can go to court.

When parents choose to go court, the judge will likely ask the man and the child to take a DNA test. This is a quick and painless method of proving paternity. Most often, they do a cheek swab from both the child and the man to determine the probability of their father-child relationship. Once the judge gets the DNA results back, paternity can be established, and the judge can make additional decisions about visitation, custody, and child support.

Inglewood, California: Denial of paternity

If a man is unsure whether he is the father, he has every right to request a DNA test, even if it is a husband who is married to the child's mother. DNA testing can be used to prove the child and father's relationship. People always inherit some of the DNA code from the mother and father, so when the DNA test is taken, it can quickly and accurately establish their relationship.

DNA tests are typically done as a cheek swab by rubbing a sterile cotton squab inside the mouth of the individual. An expert then examines the DNA specimen to determine the relationship. It is important to note that at-home DNA tests are generally not accepted in a court of law. Health Street offers legal DNA tests as well as at-home DNA tests.

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.

Last updated 10/24/2022

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