DNA Test - Layton, UT

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Layton, Utah at 3 conveniently located testing laboratories. Register now, or call us at (801) 505-9555 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 - Layton, Utah

Layton UT DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Layton, Utah 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 Layton 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 Layton UT

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

A Decade Plus of Experience

Health Street has provided DNA tests since 2010. We have provided DNA tests and paternity tests to thousands of people in Layton as well as communities all across the nation.

Dedicated to Excellence

We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in Layton. 

Layton, Utah - DNA Testing

Experts Say...

Jeremy Atwood, a paternity lawyer in Layton, UT, explained why it's crucial for unmarried parents to establish paternity. "Paternity does not automatically establish when children are born out of wedlock," he said. "In this situation, you need to establish your paternity (as a father) voluntarily or through court proceedings." He said that if the parents do not establish paternity, the mother cannot seek child support, the father cannot obtain visitation rights, and the mother can deny visitation. "But most importantly," Atwood said, "the child without established and documented paternity will have no legal claim on their father's inheritance or financial benefits."

Establishing Paternity in Layton, UT

Paternity means determining the child's legal father. When married parents have a child, the husband automatically becomes the child's legal father. But in Layton, UT, unmarried parents must establish paternity for the father to have parental rights. The easiest way to establish paternity is by signing a Voluntary Declaration of Paternity form, which can be signed at the hospital when the child is born or any time after birth. Parents should not sign the form if they're unsure about the child's biological father. If either parent questions paternity, they can take a DNA test. If the parents cannot agree to establish paternity voluntarily, they will go to court. After establishing paternity, the parents can obtain child support, visitation, and custody orders from the judge.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Layton, UT

If either parent questions paternity or they go to court to establish paternity, DNA testing will determine the child's biological father. In Layton, UT, if a parent refuses DNA testing, the other parent must file a motion for genetic testing. A judge can only order a DNA test for a child that has already been born. If the man isn't available for DNA testing, the court can order a relative of his to provide a DNA sample.

Last updated 3/27/2023

Some Layton Neighborhoods That We Serve

1800 N
3000-3750/Hwy 89
Aspen Cove
Chelsie Park
Fairfield Meadows
Kays Crossing
Main St
Oakwood Dr
Rolling Hills
Snow Canyon
University Park
Wasatch Heights
Willow Ridge

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