DNA Test – Laveen, AZ
Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Laveen, Arizona at a centrally located testing laboratory. Register now, or call us at (602) 357-9705 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 Laveen 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 – Laveen, Arizona
Types of DNA Tests at our Laveen, Arizona 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 Laveen DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.
How to schedule a DNA Test in Laveen AZ
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Laveen 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 Laveen, plus many more locations throughout Arizona 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
Over a Decade of Experience
Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010. We have helped thousands of people from Laveen to communities all across the USA get DNA tests and paternity tests.
Dedication to Excellence
Our dedication to excellence includes our commitment to provide compassionate services and to helping people obtain the accurate DNA testing in Laveen that they need.
Laveen, AZ – DNA Testing
Importance of Establishing Paternity in Laveen, AZ
When two unmarried Laveen residents have a child, it’s crucial they understand the importance of establishing legal paternity in the state of Arizona. Because the parents are not married, only the mother of the child will possess legal rights until paternity is legally established. This is because, without the presumption of marriage, the state cannot automatically identify anyone to be the child’s biological and legal father.
In addition to establishing a father’s rights, establishing legal paternity can further assist both the child and mother as the former ages. Due to the child having a legal bind to both parents, he or she can receive benefits from both parent parties, including social security and health insurance. Likewise, if a mother requires monthly child support assistance from the father, the legal establishment of paternity will be required to complete this process.
How to Establish Paternity in Laveen, AZ
When Laveen parents need to establish legal paternity in the state of Arizona, they can go about it by either completing an Acknowledgement of Paternity or by court order. The Acknowledgement of Paternity should be used by parents who have full confidence in their child’s correct paternity and are both willing to complete the process. Typically, this form will be presented for completion by hospital staff following the child’s birth, but it can be completed at a later date through a Maricopa County Department of Child Support Services or Vital Statistics location.
If either parent refuses to establish paternity due to dispute or denial of paternity, paternity will need to be established through Maricopa County Family Court. By filing a paternity petition, the court is allowed to issue summons for both the mother and presumed father to appear in court to establish paternity. This process will typically include the use of DNA testing to accurately determine if the paternity claim is correct. If proven accurate, the court will establish legal paternity and move forward with any child support requests if necessary.
Paternity Programs in Laveen, AZ
In an effort to protect the rights of Laveen men who believe they have potentially fathered a child, the state of Arizona established the Putative Father Registry through the Arizona Department of Health Services. While this program does not legally establish paternity for the potential father, it allows for him to notify the mother of his interest to claim paternity and receive notice of any potential legal adoption proceedings. In the event of an adoption hearing, the father may have the ability to claim paternity and receive legal custodial rights over the child if the courts find him as a suitable option and if DNA results accurately determine he is the father.
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