DNA Test – Kent, WA

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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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18012 W Valley Highway
Kent, WA 98032
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219 State Ave N
Kent, WA 98030
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6642 S 193rd Pl
Kent, WA 98032
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24031 104th Ave Se
Kent, WA 98030
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DNA Test – Kent, Washington

Kent WA DNA Testing Locations

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:

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Grandparent DNA Test (if the father is not available for testing)
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Sibling DNA Test (possible brothers, sisters, or half-siblings)
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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 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:

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People usually choose to sign a Denial of Parentage if the husband or ex-husband is not the father or does not want to be listed on the birth certificate.
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A DOP can also be signed by the second parent listed on the child’s certificate, but an AOP must be submitted to replace the removed second parent.
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A person who is the biological parent but wants to revoke their right to be the parent listed on the birth certificate may also choose to sign a DOP.

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

Locations

Clinic Hours for DNA Testing in Kent, Washington

18012 W Valley Highway Suite 101 Kent, WA 98032
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

Monday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PMTuesday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PMWednesday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PMThursday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PMFriday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PMSaturday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PMSunday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM About this Location: We are in walking distance from Sykart Indoor Racing Center.
219 State Ave N Kent, WA 98030
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Monday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PMTuesday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PMWednesday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PMThursday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PMFriday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM About this Location: We are a short walk from La Huerta Mexican & Latin Market.
6642 S 193rd Pl Suite N107 Kent, WA 98032
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Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PMTuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PMWednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PMThursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PMFriday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PMSaturday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM About this Location: This office is conveniently located very close by to Valley Medical Center Emergency Room.
24031 104th Ave Se Kent, WA 98030
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMTuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMWednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMThursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMFriday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM About this Location: For Kent paternity testing, you can come to our lab, located in walking distance from Kent Meridian High School.

Neighborhoods in Kent Served by our Clinics

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Meridian Heights West
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Shadow Lake West
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Lake Morton
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Berrydale
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Garrison Creek Park
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Lakeland North
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Des Moines
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Auburn
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Covington
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East Hill-Meridian

Additional Services

We also offer other services, such as:

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Washington Background Check for Employers in Kent, WA

Citations

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Establishing parentage. DSHS. (n.d.). Retrieved October 10, 2022, from https://www.dshs.wa.gov/esa/division-child-support/establishing-parentage
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Denial of parentage. Washington State Department of Health. (n.d.). Retrieved October 10, 2022, from https://doh.wa.gov/licenses-permits-and-certificates/vital-records/parentage/denial-parentage