DNA Test - Northridge, CA

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Northridge, California at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (818) 293-4675 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 - Northridge, California

Northridge CA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Northridge, 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 Northridge 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 Northridge CA

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Northridge 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 Northridge, plus many more locations throughout California and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Northridge. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Northridge , 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. We have provided DNA tests and paternity tests to thousands of people in Northridge as well as communities all across the nation.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

DNA Paternity Testing in Northridge, CA

California's Parentage Opportunity Program (POP)

Unwed parents in Oakhurst and elsewhere in the state of California can take advantage of the state's Parentage Opportunity Program (POP). This voluntary program allows eligible parents to establish legal paternity without cost and without having to go through the court system.

When both parents agree about the identity of the child's father, they can sign a Declaration of Parentage form, which has the same authority as a court order. To take advantage of this, parents should complete the form as soon after the child's birth as possible. The form can be completed at the hospital at the time the child is born or at other official locations such as the local child support agency office, county welfare department, local registrar's office, or the courts.

Benefits of Establishing Paternity in California

According to A People's Choice, a registered legal document service serving Madera County, there are many benefits to establishing legal paternity. For the mother, the primary benefit is the ability to seek child support from the child's legal father. The child also benefits by having access to the father's insurance benefits, pensions, Social Security, and veterans' benefits. After legal paternity is established, the father can also request visitation and custody rights.

Filing a California Paternity Petition

When a child is born to an unmarried mother in California and the parents do not agree about the child's parentage, the courts may order a DNA test. If the test concludes that the man is the child's biological father, the courts will issue an order declaring him the child's legal father. Once this is done, the courts can also rule on child support, custody, and visitation.

During the paternity petition process, either party can request a name change for the child and/or an amendment to the child's birth certificate. In Madera County, the family law court is located at 200 South G Street Madera, CA 93637.

Neighborhoods in Northridge Served by our Clinics

Zelzah Court Apartments
Etiwanda Ave
Lindley Ave
Zelzah Ave
White Oak Ave
Encino Ave
Louise Ave
Aldea Ave
Balboa Blvd
Hayvenhurst Ave

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