DNA Test - La Quinta, CA

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Health Street provides DNA testing in La Quinta, California at 2 conveniently located testing laboratories. Register now, or call us at (760) 279-8258 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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DNA Test - La Quinta, California

La Quinta CA DNA Testing Locations

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

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

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in La Quinta, the state of La Quinta, California, and throughout the nation.  The first DNA test that Health Street provided in La Quinta, CA was in 2023.

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 La Quinta. 

La Quinta, CA - DNA Testing

Experts Say...

Stimmel, Stimmel & Roeser, a law office serving La Quinta, discussed paternity. "Establishing the fact of paternity can be a major factor in a child's life, both psychologically and economically," the law firm said. "A child born to a married couple is considered legitimate in the eyes of the law." The law firm explained that a person's name on a birth certificate isn't the only proof of paternity. "Since there is no requirement that a father sign a birth certificate, a mother may list anyone whom she believes is, or wants to be, the father." The law firm explained that establishing paternity secures financial support and visitation and custody rights. "For a child, at stake is the right to shelter and aid, as well as the emotional and psychological relief in knowing who his or her father is," the firm continued. "Paternity also secures the right to inherit, the right to access personal information about the known health risks and profiles of the paternal family."

Establishing Paternity in La Quinta, CA

Unmarried parents in La Quinta can establish paternity by signing a Voluntary Declaration of Parentage, a legal form stating the child's legal father. If the parents cannot agree to establish paternity voluntarily, they can go to court and let a judge determine paternity. If establishing paternity in court, the judge may order a DNA test.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in La Quinta, CA

A DNA test can help determine the child's biological father if the parents have any uncertainty. If establishing paternity in court, the judge may also require DNA testing to use as evidence. DNA tests, also called genetic tests, typically involve cheek swabs of the individuals being tested. DNA tests must be analyzed in a certified lab and can exclude or show the probability that a man is the child's biological father.

Last updated 11/16/2023

Neighborhoods In and Around La Quinta That We Serve

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Highland Palm
La Quinta Estates
Rancho Santana
South 111
The Madison Club

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"Paternity Actions in California." Law Offices of Stimmel, Stimmel & Roeser, https://www.stimmel-law.com/en/articles/paternity-actions-california
"Voluntary Declaration of Parentage." California Courts Self-Help Guide, https://selfhelp.courts.ca.gov/VDOP
"Parentage in California." California Courts Self-Help Guide, https://selfhelp.courts.ca.gov/parentage
"La Quinta, CA." Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/la-quinta--ca/