DNA Test – Ogden, UT
Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Ogden, Utah at 2 testing laboratories. Call (801) 803-5909 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 – Ogden, Utah
Types of DNA Tests at our Ogden, Utah 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 Ogden DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.
How to schedule a DNA Test in Ogden UT
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Ogden 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 Ogden, plus many more locations throughout Utah and across the United States. During registration, we’ll show you the nearest locations for DNA testing so you can choose the site that’s most convenient. You’ll also pick the times and days 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 Ogden, UT was in 2017.
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We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in Ogden.
Ogden, Utah – DNA Testing
Why Establish Paternity in Ogden, UT
According to the Utah Department of Health and Human Services, paternity is automatically established when Ogden parents are married at the time of their child’s birth. This establishment immediately provides the husband with parental rights and responsibilities over his child. Therefore, unmarried Ogden parents will need to establish paternity as soon as possible for the father’s name to be placed on the birth certificate and for him to obtain parental rights.
Without a paternity establishment, the state of Utah cannot legally identify the legal and biological father of a child born to unmarried parents. In situations where two parents are not married and one seeks monthly child support services, Utah will also require the legal establishment of paternity. To avoid legal conflict or establishment delays, DNA paternity testing is highly recommended for those who are not certain about their child’s paternity.
Methods of Establishing Paternity in Ogden, UT
Ogden parents who need to establish paternity can follow one of two methods. At the hospital following a child’s birth or through the Utah Office of Vital Records and Statistics location, Ogden parents can complete a Voluntary Declaration of Paternity by Parents form to establish paternity. This is the simplest method but requires both parents to agree and should only be used if there is complete certainty in a child’s paternity.
In situations where a parent refuses to establish paternity upon the belief of incorrect paternity, then a court-ordered paternity action may need to be filed. Filing a petition to establish paternity through Weber County Court will include the use of genetic testing to accurately determine the biological father. Once the birth father is identified, the courts will establish paternity alongside child support agreements if necessary.
Paternity Programs Available in Ogden, UT
When an Ogden man has had relations with a woman and believes that she may have had his child, the state of Utah offers the Putative Father Registry Program to help protect his rights in the event of an adoption. While this is not a method of establishing paternity, Ogden individuals who believe they may have fathered a child can register with the program and be notified of any legal action to place the child up for adoption. If this does occur, the presumed father may have the opportunity to undergo DNA testing to confirm his paternal role and seek custodial rights in court.
Last updated 1/31/2023
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