DNA Test - Lakewood, CA

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Lakewood, California at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (562) 317-8877 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 - Lakewood, California

Lakewood CA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Lakewood, California clinics:

Paternity Testing can conclusively establish whether or not a man is the biological father of a child.

Relationship Testing for other close family relationships can be performed at our testing centers. Our DNA testing services can confirm or deny biological relationships between grandparents, grandchildren, siblings, half-siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews:

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 alleged father and child or children. 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 ordering one of our testing kits online and shipping the specimens back to us.

Legal DNA Tests vs. "Peace of Mind" At-Home Tests

A Legal Paternity Test is a court admissible lab testing service performed at an AABB accredited laboratory. 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. A legal paternity DNA test will hold up in court for such matters as child support or to change the name on a birth certificate. This test must be performed using strict chain of custody procedures. Our Lakewood DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Lakewood CA

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Lakewood 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. Please call our customer service team to help you book your appointment over the phone, or set up your appointment easily online.

We have state of the art testing labs and friendly clinics that perform the DNA sample collection in Lakewood, plus many more locations throughout California and across the United States. During registration, we'll show you the nearest locations for DNA testing so you can choose the site that's most convenient. You'll also pick the times and days that you prefer.

Why Health Street

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Lakewood, the state of Lakewood, California, and throughout the nation.  Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from Lakewood to neighborhoods everywhere.

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 Lakewood. 

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Establishing paternity in Lakewood, California

Unmarried parents in Lakewood, California, can establish paternity by signing the Voluntary Declaration of Parentage (VDP) or going to court. Often, when there are no doubts about the biological father, parents sign the VDP right after the baby is born at the hospital. The hospital staff can help them with the process of filing the form. Remember that this is a legally binding document that establishes the parents.

If either parent disagrees or is unsure about parentage, they can go through the court to establish it instead. In order to establish a legal father, the judge may order the child and the alleged father to take a DNA test. The paternity test is often done as a cheek swab and is painless, quick, and highly accurate. Although the DNA test results may be considered in the decision of parentage, it is important to note that each case is different, and the judge may consider others factors.

Lakewood, California: Benefits of establishing paternity

There are many reasons why parents should establish paternity. Firstly, without establishing paternity, the father has no rights to custody or visitation hours. He is also not obligated to pay child support. However, once paternity is established, both parents can share rights and responsibilities toward the child, which can help to support the child financially and emotionally and build a better connection. Secondly, the father can participate in making important decisions about a child's life regarding their health, education, or religious upbringing.

Establishing paternity is also beneficial for the child. Some of the main benefits can include:

Financial support from both parents
Having both parents on the birth certificate
Emotional bond with both parents and a better sense of identity
Access to family medical history
Social Security and health/life insurance
The right to inherit from both parents
Veterans and disability benefits, if applicable

Last updated 2/1/2023

Neighborhoods in Lakewood Served by our Clinics

Hawaiian Gardens
Long Beach
La Palma
Los Alamitos
Lakewood Country Club
Mayfair East
Lakewood Park
Old Lakewood City

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


Parentage (paternity). Parentage (Paternity) - paternity_famlaw_selfhelp. (n.d.). Retrieved February 1, 2023, from https://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-parentage.htm?rdeLocaleAttr=en