DNA Test - Manteca, CA

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Manteca, California at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (209) 624-1368 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 - Manteca, California

Manteca CA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Manteca, California 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 Manteca 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 Manteca CA

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

More than a Decade of Experience

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

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Paternity Programs in Manteca, CA

For an unmarried Manteca father to obtain parental rights and responsibilities following the birth of his child, he and the child's mother will need to legally establish paternity in the state of California. Establishing paternity refers to the process of declaring a child's legal father, which Manteca parents can complete through the San Joaquin County Parentage Opportunity Program (POP).

The San Joaquin County POP enables Manteca parents to sign a Declaration of Parentage form at the hospital following the child's birth or at a later date through a local Child Support Services office location. Due to the legally binding nature of establishing paternity, it's imperative for Manteca parents to consider the use of DNA testing services to accurately identify the biological father.

Navigating a Paternity Rescission in Manteca, CA

In certain unfortunate circumstances, a Manteca parent may learn later on down the line that the previously presumed father is in fact not the biological father. Regardless of DNA testing results, if two parents have already established paternity, the legally declared father will still be held responsible for monthly child support payments up until a paternity establishment is rescinded.

Fortunately, the state of California offers a Declaration of Paternity Rescission form to those who find themselves in similar situations. Using this form, a parent can rescind a paternity agreement up until 60 days past its filing date. After this 60-day mark, the parent will instead need to seek legal assistance and file a motion in court to have the agreement removed.

Experts in Manteca, CA Say…

Following the legal establishment of paternity, it's not uncommon for California parents to seek legal assistance to also establish a child custody and visitation agreement. According to Manteca Family Law Attorney Jennifer Coenenberg, San Joaquin is a mandatory mediation county. This means that during an initial child custody court date, both parents will be required to speak with a mediator who makes parenting plan recommendations that best fit the child's overall well-being.

Last updated 4/6/2023

Some Manteca Neighborhoods That We Serve

Central Manteca
Curran Grove
Doxey Park
French Camp
Highway 120 And Pestana
Nw Manteca District
Orchard Park
Park West
Sequoia Park
Springtime Park
Tesoro Park
Walnut And Center
Yosemite And Main St
Upper Diamond

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


"Parentage Opportunity Program (POP)." San Joaquin County Department of Child Support Services, https://www.sjgov.org/department/dcss/services/parentage/parentage-opportunity-program
"Declaration of Paternity Recession." State of California Health And Human Services, https://childsupport.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/252/POP/Declaration-of-Paternity-Rescission_english.pdf
"Child Custody and Visitation." Coenenberg Family Law, https://coenenberglaw.com/practice-areas-2/child-custody-and-visitation/
"Manteca, CA." Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/manteca--ca/