DNA Test - Lake Havasu City, AZ

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Lake Havasu City, Arizona at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (928) 466-4060 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 - Lake Havasu City, Arizona

Lake Havasu City AZ DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Lake Havasu City, Arizona 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 Lake Havasu City 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 Lake Havasu City AZ

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Lake Havasu City 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 Lake Havasu City, plus many more locations throughout Arizona and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Lake Havasu City. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Lake Havasu City , AZ 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.  The first DNA test in Lake Havasu City, AZ performed by Health Street was in 2018.

Dedication to Excellence

Our dedication to excellence includes our commitment to provide compassionate services and to helping people obtain the accurate DNA testing in Lake Havasu City that they need. 

Lake Havasu City, AZ DNA Testing

What Are DNA Tests Used For?

DNA testing in Lake Havasu City, AZ can be performed for many reasons. Some of the primary uses include the following.

Paternity Testing

Paternity testing is one of the most common reasons people do DNA tests in Lake Havasu City, AZ. Mothers may seek it for clarity about their child's biological father, or men may need it to establish or dispute their paternity. It's essential for legal matters such as child custody and support.

Child Custody and Support

If parents cannot agree about paternity, they may have to go to court and let the judge establish it. Without establishing paternity, the alleged father is not obligated to pay child support and has no custody rights. DNA tests are often used to determine parentage in Lake Havasu City so that child custody and support can be decided.

Changing a Birth Certificate

If no father is listed on the child's birth certificate, a DNA test can help make these changes. Alternatively, if the wrong man is listed as the father, DNA testing can lead to the correction by replacing the name with that of the biological father.

How DNA Tests Are Analyzed

DNA tests are usually done by collecting buccal cells using a painless cotton swab on the inside of the cheek. DNA tests can also be done by hair collection. The samples are then tested in certified laboratories, during which a technician compares 21 genetic markers to see whether or not the DNA matches.

How long does it take to receive DNA test results?

The time can differ depending on the method by which DNA samples are taken. If a hair follicle was chosen, the results may take up to two weeks after collection. If a cheek swab was used, the results are usually ready up to one week after the collection.

Establishing Paternity in Arizona

If parents in Lake Hasavu City, Arizona, are unmarried, they should consider establishing paternity. They can do so in two ways:

Signing a voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity form (often available at the hospital once the baby is born but can be signed later on in the DCSS office or at Vital Records offices)
Going to court and letting the judge decide about paternity, which often includes DNA testing to ensure the father-child relationship.

Last updated 12/8/2023

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Acknowledgment of paternity - coconino.az.gov. (n.d.-d). https://coconino.az.gov/DocumentCenter/View/50710/acknowledgment-paternity-form
Establish paternity. Establish Paternity | Arizona Department of Economic Security. (n.d.). https://des.az.gov/services/child-and-family/child-support/apply-for-child-support/establish-paternity