DNA Test – Kent, WA
Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Kent, Washington at 4 testing laboratories. Call (253) 201-5895 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 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 – Kent, Washington
Types of DNA Tests at our Kent, Washington 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 Kent 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 Kent WA
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Kent 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 Kent, plus many more locations throughout Washington and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Kent. We’ll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Kent , WA 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
More than a Decade of Experience
Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Kent, the state of Kent, Washington, and throughout the nation. Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from Kent to neighborhoods everywhere.
Commitment to Excellence
Our mission is to understand the DNA testing needs of our clients. We strive to provide the most accurate, fast, and conclusive paternity tests in Kent.
Kent, Washington – DNA Testing
Establishing paternity in Kent, Washington
Unwed parents can sign the Acknowledgement of Paternity (AOP) to establish parentage at a birthing hospital, clinic, or home under the care of a midwife after the baby is born. Staff can usually help the parents complete and notarize the form, and submit the documents to DOH.
If there are any questions about the father’s identity, or if either parent is unsure about signing the AOP, many parents go to court to establish paternity instead. In that case, the judge will be able to determine paternity. Usually, the judge orders the alleged father and the child to take a DNA test to determine the paternal relationship. The DNA test results can help the judge to establish legal paternity.
Kent, WA: Denial of paternity
Individuals from Kent, Washington, can deny paternity if they sign a Denial of Parentage (DOP) form. This document will discharge them from all the rights and responsibilities toward the child, and they will not be listed on the birth certificate. This form can only be used if everyone involved agrees and if the court has not yet established parentage.
Some situations where a Denial of Parentage may be signed include:
In all cases, signing and filing a DOP form is not enough. It is also necessary to sign and file an AOP. The denial of paternity will not be valid unless both documents are filed.
Last updated 10/10/2022