DNA Test - La Mesa, CA

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Health Street provides DNA testing in La Mesa, California at 3 conveniently located testing laboratories. Register now, or call us at (619) 369-4465 or schedule online. 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 an appointment for a DNA test quickly and easily. The parties can come together or you can set up separate appointments. Grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing are also available. Legal DNA tests are done at our testing centers. Peace of mind DNA tests can be done at home by cheek swab, hair, or fingernails.

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DNA Test - La Mesa, California

La Mesa CA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our La Mesa, 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 La Mesa 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 Mesa CA

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our La Mesa 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 Mesa, plus many more locations throughout California and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in La Mesa. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in La Mesa , 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 La Mesa as well as communities all across the nation.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

La Mesa, California - DNA Testing

Establishing Paternity in La Mesa, California

According to Doppelt & Forney, a law firm serving residents of San Diego County and the surrounding area, when a child is born to an unwed mother, the father has no legal rights. The easiest way to establish paternity is for both parents to voluntarily sign and file a Declaration of Paternity form. This form can be obtained from the hospital when the child is born or from the Office of Vital Records in San Diego or the Department of Child Support Services.

If both parents don't agree about a child's paternity, then one party will have to petition the courts to establish legal paternity. In this case, the court will likely order a DNA test before making a ruling. Once paternity is legally established, the parties can also petition for rulings on child support, visitation, and custody.

Whether you need a DNA test for legal purposes or to get answers, Health Street has you covered. We offer both legal paternity tests and home DNA testing kits, which can give you your answers so you can move forward. We have clinics nationwide, and your answers are just an appointment away.

La Mesa, California: Benefits of establishing paternity

Knowing for sure who the child's parents are can be helpful for many reasons. For parents, it can mean that they can spend time with their child, help make big decisions for them, and help support them. If the mom thinks about letting another family adopt the child, the dad must be involved in the decision.

For the child, knowing their parents can mean:

They can gain inheritance rights from both parents
They might be eligible for public benefits, especially if the father is categorized as a veteran or disabled
They can be covered under health or life insurance from either parent
They might receive Social Security benefits
They have rightful access to the medical archives of both parents, ensuring holistic healthcare

Last updated 9/12/2023

Some La Mesa Neighborhoods That We Serve

La Mesa Village
Redwood Village
San Carlos
Del Cerro
College East
Fletcher Hills
Lemon Grove
Casa De Oro-Mount Helix
Spring Valley
La Presa
El Cajon

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Parentage in California. Parentage Case Introduction | California Courts | Self Help Guide. (n.d.-a). https://selfhelp.courts.ca.gov/parentage
"Office of Vital Records and Statistics." San Diego County Health & Human Services Agency, https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/programs/phs/office_of_vital_records_and_statistics.html