DNA Test – La Mesa, CA

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Health Street provides DNA testing in La Mesa, California at our centrally located testing center. 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.

Shedule 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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5525 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA 91942

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. 

DNA Testing in La Mesa, California

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 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.

Paternity and Marriage

When a child is born to married parents, the mother’s husband is automatically presumed to be the child’s father. However, this is not always the case. La Mesa attorney group Family Law San Diego states that if a husband believes he is not the father of his wife’s child, he has two years to raise the issue with the courts. After that, he is presumed to be the father and this cannot be rebutted.

Disputing Paternity in La Mesa, California

Paternity disputes arise for a variety of reasons. According to the Wallen & Klarich Law Corporation, which serves La Mesa and the surrounding area, the ability to dispute a child’s paternity will depend on whether it has been legally established. If not, then either party can clear the issue up by requesting a DNA paternity test.

When paternity is established with a Declaration of Paternity form, either party can rescind it by completing a Declaration of Paternity Rescission within 60 days. If paternity has been established through a court order, it’s often too late. However, it’s a good idea to speak with a qualified attorney to see if you have any options.


Clinic Hours for DNA Testing in La Mesa, California

5525 Grossmont Center Drive Suite 601 La Mesa, CA 91942
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

Monday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PMTuesday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PMWednesday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PMThursday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PMFriday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM About this Location: For paternity testing in La Mesa, California, you can find us a short walk from Junior Seau Sports Complex.

Some La Mesa Neighborhoods That We Serve

La Mesa Highlands
Rolondo Knolls
Fireside Park
La Mesa Woods
Lowell Place
Seneca Terrace

Additional Services

We also offer other services, such as:

California Background Check for Employers in La Mesa, CA


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Department of Child Support Services.” San Diego County, https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/dcss.html
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