DNA Test - Long Beach, CA
Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Long Beach, California at a centrally located testing laboratory. Call (562) 317-8912 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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Types of DNA Tests at our Long Beach CA 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 Long Beach DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.
How to schedule a DNA Test in Long Beach CA
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Long Beach 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 Long Beach, plus many more locations throughout California and across the United States. During registration, we'll show you the nearest locations so you can choose the one that's most convenient. You'll pick the times and days that you prefer.
Long Beach Politicians Understand the Importance of Family
Although many people get to know the Los Angeles County area through Hollywood films and TV shows like Beverly Hills, 90210, residents know that there's much more to this area than glitz and glamor.
Behind the scenes, politicians like Michael D. Antonovich work quietly to ensure that families can live and work in comfort and safety. However, this particular politician was thrust into the spotlight in 2019 when he was profiled for a story in the Long Beach Press-Telegram that explored his discovery of a middle-aged son he never knew he had. Through a DNA test, the two were able to reconnect and build a relationship. Both share blue eyes, as well as an aptitude for public service. Father and son were actually introduced by Jerry Brown, the four-term Governor of California.
Many Long Beach Locals Have Made Connections Through DNA Tests
Sometimes DNA tests reveal previously unknown parents to their children, but other times these quick and easy tests are used as a surety to confirm supposed or assumed paternity. According to the Judicial Branch of California, "establishing parentage is necessary before custody, visitation, or child support will be ordered by a court."
If a man does not admit to being a child's father and the parents are unmarried, or it has been more than 300 days since he divorced the child's mother, the court may order genetic testing to determine legal parentage. From there, both genetic parents are legally obligated to financially support their offspring.
Living in Long Beach
Although it's located in the shadow of Los Angeles, Long Beach has a warm atmosphere and vibrant identity. This sunny California city is home to almost 500,000 people and has always celebrated its status as one of the best beach towns in the country. With 11 miles of beachfront shoreline, many of the city's top restaurants, bars, and attractions are located along the water. Families love to beat the heat by spending the day at one of the city's many beaches, or by taking their kids to the Aquarium of the Pacific, home to tropical fish, penguins, sea otters, sharks, and more.
The researchers and scientists at the Aquarium are passionate about conservation, and the city's proximity to and reliance on the ocean has made this cause a growing priority for many other local businesses, organizations, and individuals.
DNA Testing Experience
Health Street has been performing genetic tests nationally since 2010; our first DNA test in Long Beach, CA was in May of 2012.