DNA Test - Mission Hills, CA

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Mission Hills, California at a centrally located testing laboratory. Register now, or call us at (818) 293-4674 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 Mission Hills 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 - Mission Hills, California

Mission Hills CA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Mission Hills, 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 Mission Hills 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 Mission Hills CA

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

A Decade Plus of Experience

Health Street has provided DNA tests since 2010. The first DNA test we performed in Mission Hills, CA was in 2018.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

Paternity Testing in Mission Hills, CA

Establishing Paternity in Mission Hills, CA

For married Mission Hills parents who recently had a child, no necessary steps will need to be taken to establish paternity as the law presumes the husband is the biological father. For unmarried Mission Hills parents who need to establish legal paternity, steps will need to be taken for the father to receive rights and responsibilities over the child.

Through the California Parentage Opportunity Program (POP), the easiest way to establish legal paternity is by completing a Voluntary Declaration of Parentage (VDOP). This form can be completed at the hospital or birthing facility as well a Los Angeles County Child Support Services Office of Vital Statistics office. Once this form is completed and filed properly with the state, the biological father will then possess rights and responsibilities over the child.

Determining Paternity in Mission Hills, CA

If a mother is unsure of her child's paternity at the time of the child's birth, she must not act on presumption and have a man who is potentially not the father complete a Voluntary Declaration of Paternity. Instead, she should file a paternity action through Los Angeles County Family Court to accurately establish paternity using DNA testing. Even if the presumed father refuses to submit to DNA testing or sign a VDOP, a paternity action will allow a judge to mandate testing. This is important in the paternity establishment process, as it provides the court with necessary proof to legally establish paternity and enforce child support obligations.

Experts in Mission Hills, CA Say…

Following the difficult paternity establishment process, a Mission Hills mother may also encounter difficulties receiving support from the child's father. To have mandated child support payments established, you will need to apply for child support services through the state. According to Mission Hills Family Law Attorney Joel Seidel, when you submit a child support application, the Department of Child Support Services will use numerous factors to calculate a monthly amount. These factors include a child's health care expenses and the cost of insurance, number of children involved, cost of the child's educational needs, and the monthly income of both parents.

Neighborhoods In and Around Mission Hills That We Serve

Aqua North / Aqua South
Granada Hills
Sepulveda Village
Meridian Pointe
Olde English Village
Reflections Sepulveda
Valley View
Woodley Plaza

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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