DNA & Paternity Testing – Lakewood, CO
Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Lakewood, Colorado at 4 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (720) 943-5259 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 your Lakewood DNA test appointment online. Our legal DNA test results can be used in court for matters such as: child support, birth certificates, and custody cases. Appointments can be scheduled together or separately. Legal DNA tests are done by cheek swab at our testing centers. We also offer home DNA test kits for peace of mind. DNA can be tested from hair, fingernails, and other specimens.
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DNA Test – Lakewood, Colorado
Types of DNA Tests at our Lakewood, Colorado 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:
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 CO
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 Colorado 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, Colorado, 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.
Lakewood, Colorado – DNA Testing
How to Establish Paternity in Lakewood, CO
When a child is born to two unmarried Lakewood parents, both must take the steps to legally establish paternity in the state of Colorado. By establishing paternity, a father will gain his parental rights over the child and have his name placed on the child’s birth certificate. A legal paternity establishment will also be required if a parent needs to request monthly child support services.
The simplest way to establish paternity is by completing a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity at the hospital following the child’s birth or through a Jefferson County Child Support Services Office. Keep in mind that this is a legally binding process that should only be completed if there is zero doubt in a child’s correct paternity. If there is any uncertainty over who the child’s biological father is, be sure to first seek DNA testing services before establishing paternity.
Assistance Establishing Paternity in Lakewood, CO
In certain paternity disputes, a Lakewood parent may refuse to establish paternity. This refusal prevents a parent from seeking child support services and denies the biological father his parental rights. To establish paternity under such circumstances, a petition to establish paternity must be filed through Jefferson County Family Court.
A court order paternity establishment will allow a judge to mandate the opposing parent to appear in court to complete the necessary steps. These steps commonly include the use of DNA testing to accurately confirm the identity of a child’s biological father. If the biological father is identified, the courts can establish paternity and move forward with any child support or custody agreements if necessary.
Laws and Regulations Relating to Paternity in Lakewood, CO
Under previous Colorado law, a presumed Lakewood father who established paternity would be permanently locked into a child support agreement, even if he later discovered he was not the child’s biological father. To better protect victims of paternity fraud, Senate Bill 08-183 now provides the ability for individuals found in such situations to present their cases in court. The court will then use DNA paternity testing to confirm the man’s claims to dismiss any existing child support agreements or legal paternity establishments.
Last updated 9/21/2022
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