DNA Test – Oakland, CA

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Oakland, California at 2 testing laboratories. Call (510) 513-6525 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 – Oakland, California

Oakland CA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Oakland, 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:

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Grandparent DNA Test (if the father is not available for testing)
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Sibling DNA Test (possible brothers, sisters, or half-siblings)
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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 Oakland 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 Oakland CA

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

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  The first DNA test in Oakland, CA performed by Health Street was in 2020.

Dedication to Excellence

Our dedication to excellence includes our commitment to provide compassionate services and to helping people obtain the accurate DNA testing in Oakland that they need. 

Oakland, California – DNA Testing

Oakland Woman Discovers 35 Siblings After Taking a DNA Test

When Susan Simon, of Oakland, was growing up, she never had a reason to question her paternity. However, when she decided to take a DNA test “just for the fun of it,” she was shocked to learn that her biological father was not the man who had raised her. Instead, he was actually a “serial sperm donor” who had donated sperm many times over the span of more than 25 years. Initial DNA test results showed that she had 14 half-siblings, with that number later ballooning to 35.

While she felt “numb” for quite some time after first learning of her test results, eventually, she began to get excited. After growing up as an only child and losing both her mother and the father who had raised her, she was alone. Once she had some time to get used to the idea, she said, “What a gift at this stage in life to suddenly find a new family.” After the discovery, she was able to reunite with some of her siblings, saying it was “cool” to “meet these people you have all these things in common with.”

DNA Test Helps Adopted Oakland Woman Reunite with Her Father

Michelle Cehn, a 31-year-old from Oakland, had always known she was adopted. After finding her birth mother on Facebook and reuniting with her, she set out to find her birth father. Without a name or photo, she thought she had little chance of locating a parent who never knew she existed. However, after taking a DNA test and spending years researching and attempting to connect with distant relatives, she finally found him. They were able to meet, and he introduced her to a half-brother, aunts, cousins, and her grandparents. Michelle is thrilled and says, “I’m still pinching myself to make sure this is all real.”

R&B Singer Elite Noel’s Paternity Mystery

R&B singer and songwriter Elite Noel is known for her popular tracks like Bae and Count Up, as well as for being the sister of renowned musician and singer Keyshia Cole. Noel was born in Oakland, CA in 1985. Since her mother, Francine (Frankie) Lons, was very young, Noel was adopted by another family member when she was only three months old. Her biological father was never identified.

While she was raised by a man named Ellis “Vic” Randolph, her mother revealed that her biological father may have actually been Randolph’s brother William “Ronnie” Randolph III. However, a 2020 DNA test revealed that neither man was biologically related to her. As of now Noel still does not know the identity of her birth father.

Last updated 7/27/2022

Neighborhoods in Oakland Served by our Clinics

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Arroyo Viejo
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Chinatown
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Foothill Square
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Lakeshore
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Mills College
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Prescott
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Rancho San Antonio
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South Stonehurst
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Upper Laurel
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Woodminster

Additional Services

We also offer other services, such as:

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California Background Check for Employers in Oakland, CA

Citations

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“Oakland woman discovers biological father is sperm donor and she has at least 35 siblings.” KTVU, 24 December 2018, https://www.ktvu.com/news/oakland-woman-discovers-biological-father-is-sperm-donor-and-she-has-at-least-35-siblings
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“My Adoption Story.” Michelle Cehn, https://www.michellecehn.com/adoption
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Pahadi, Soni. “Elite Noel Net Worth – Everything About Her Father, Height, And Songs.” Hollywood Worth, 22 July 2021, https://hollywoodworth.com/celebrities/elite-noel-net-worth/
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“Who is Elite Noel’s father?” Celebrity.fm, https://celebrity.fm/who-is-elite-noels-father/amp/
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“Oakland, California.” City-Data.com, http://www.city-data.com/city/Oakland-California.html