DNA Test - Olympia, WA

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Olympia, Washington at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (360) 469-1586 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 - Olympia, Washington

Olympia WA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Olympia, Washington 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 Olympia 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 Olympia WA

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

Dedicated to Excellence

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

Olympia, WA - DNA Testing

Experts Say...

Morris-Sockle, PLLC is a law firm in Olympia. The law firm explained that whether married or not, both parents have rights and responsibilities to their children. "More and more men are seeking visitation with, or custody of, children fathered with former girlfriends. It is no longer a one-way street of the girlfriend demanding child support," the law firm said. "Men have parental rights that can be demanded and protected. Every father has a right to fair child support, reasonable child visitation, and when appropriate, child custody. Every mother has a right to the financial support of her child."

Establishing Paternity in Olympia, WA

Unmarried parents must establish paternity for the biological father to become the child's legal father. The easiest way to establish paternity in Olympia is by signing an Acknowledgment of Parentage (AOP). Parents should only sign the form if they are certain of paternity. Parents can sign an AOP at the hospital when the child is born or at the Olympia Child Support Office, located at 243 Israel Rd SE, 5th Floor, in Tumwater. Parents unwilling to sign an AOP can establish paternity in court.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Olympia, WA

DNA testing, also called genetic testing, is not required to sign an AOP. However, parents can request a DNA test before signing the form if they are unsure of paternity. A DNA test compares the DNA of the child and the father. After taking a DNA test, the parents will receive a report explaining whether or not the man is the child's biological father. If the parents establish paternity in court, a judge will likely order DNA testing. If the DNA test proves paternity, the court will initiate an order to establish parentage.

Last updated 6/23/2023

Neighborhoods in Olympia Served by our Clinics

31st Ave Ne
Bigelow Historic District
Castlerock Estates
Deschutes River Highlands
East Morse-Merryman
Foster Place
Gull Harbor/Friendly Grove
Johnson Point
Lost Lake Rv Resort
Meridian Heights
Northwest Olympia
Prairie Ridge
South Bay
Thompson Place
Village At Union Mills
Whitmore Glen

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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