DNA Test – La Habra, CA
Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in La Habra, California at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (657) 295-4835 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 – La Habra, California
Types of DNA Tests at our La Habra, 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 La Habra 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 La Habra CA
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our La Habra 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 La Habra, plus many more locations throughout California and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in La Habra. We’ll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in La Habra , 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
Over a Decade of Experience
Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010. We have helped thousands of people from La Habra to communities all across the USA get DNA tests and paternity tests.
Dedication to Excellence
Our dedication to excellence includes our commitment to provide compassionate services and to helping people obtain the accurate DNA testing in La Habra that they need.
DNA Paternity Testing in La Habra, CA
Establishing Paternity in La Habra, CA
Under California law, when a married couple has a child, legal paternity is automatically established at the time of birth as it is assumed that the husband is the child’s biological father. For two La Habra parents who are not married at time of their child’s birth, Orange County offers the Parentage Opportunity Program to help parents quickly and efficiently establish paternity without hassle.
Through this program, both parents can establish paternity by completing a Voluntary Declaration of Parentage (VDOP). Typically, this form should be completed at the hospital following the child’s birth, but it can be completed at a later date through an Orange County Child Support Services office or Registrar’s office. After paternity is properly established, the parents will also need to contact the California Department of Health to have the father’s name placed on the child’s birth certificate.
Rescinding Paternity in La Habra, CA
In certain situations following the legal establishment of paternity, a La Habra parent may learn that the previously presumed father is actually not the biological father. Although paternity has already been legally established, the state of California offers a 60-day period from when the form was signed to be legally voided, canceling the legal relationship the man has with the child.
To do so, at least one parent must complete a Declaration of Parentage Rescission form to properly disestablish paternity. Although this only requires one parent, the opposite parent must be notified by mail that paternity has been disestablished.
Determining Paternity in La Habra, CA
Not always will a mother have full confidence in paternity following the birth of her child. If there is any sort of doubt in a child’s paternity, it’s crucial you seek DNA testing prior to signing a Voluntary Declaration of Paternity (VDOP). Instead, if the father(s) agree, you should seek DNA paternity testing through Orange County Child Support Services.
For instances in which the presumed father does not agree to submit to DNA testing, the mother should file a paternity petition through Orange County Family Court. This allows a judge to legally mandate that the father undergo DNA testing to accurately match the child with his or her father and establish legal paternity.