DNA Testing in Palm Desert, California

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Palm Desert, California at 4 testing laboratories. Call (760) 279-8253 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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73345 Highway 111
Palm Desert, CA 92260
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74990 Country Club Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260
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44419 Town Center Way
Palm Desert, CA 92260
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44840 Monterey Avenue
Palm Desert, CA 92260

DNA Test – Palm Desert, California

Palm Desert CA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Palm Desert, California 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:

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 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 Palm Desert DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Palm Desert CA

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Palm Desert 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 Palm Desert, plus many more locations throughout California 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

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Palm Desert, the state of Palm Desert, California, and throughout the nation.  Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from Palm Desert to neighborhoods everywhere.

Commitment to Excellence

Our mission is to understand the DNA testing needs of our clients. We strive to provide the most accurate, fast, and conclusive paternity tests in Palm Desert. 

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Palm Desert

If a child is born to unmarried parents in California, paternity must be legally established to determine child custody and child support if there is any dispute. Disputes are handled by the Family Court, which is part of the Superior Court system in each county. The nearest Family Court is located at the Riverside County Courthouse on Tahquitz Canyon Way in Palm Springs.

In California, fathers can sign a Declaration of Paternity if he is present at the child’s birth. He may also sign the Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity Form at any time before the child turns 18. If there is any question of paternity, all involved parties can have genetic testing, including the mother, alleged father, and child.

Local DNA Stories

Coachella Valley entrepreneur, writer, filmmaker, and digital marketer Kate Spates is well-known throughout the Valley for her volunteer and business leadership. Among her many achievements, Kate told VoyageLA that she had also experienced life challenges and surprises, including learning that the father who raised her was not her biological father. A DNA test led Kate to her biological father, and two half-sisters.

People who are researching their biological parents, siblings, or other relatives can use the Palm Desert California Family History Center, which is located at 72-960 Parkview Drive in Palm Desert. The Center serves Coachella Valley residents and visitors alike.

Experts Say…

Local attorneys at the SBEMP (Slovak, Baron, Empey, Murphy & Pinkney) law firm say that “every child has the right to know who their father is and to be known by their father.” The law firm emphasizes that paternity offers far more benefits to a child than monthly child support checks. Another important consideration in paternity matters is medical history. As medical technology progresses, knowing a father’s medical history could be crucial to prevent health problems for children in the future, and to direct appropriate medical treatment.


Clinic Hours for DNA Testing in Palm Desert, California

73345 Highway 111 Suite 204b Palm Desert, CA 92260
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

Monday: 7:30 AM – 1:30 PMTuesday: 7:30 AM – 1:30 PMWednesday: 7:30 AM – 1:30 PMThursday: 7:30 AM – 1:30 PMFriday: 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM About this Location: We are located close to The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. You can’t miss us.

Some Palm Desert Neighborhoods That We Serve

Palm Desert Country
Oasis Club Drive / 42nd Ave
Wisconsin Ave / Connecticut Street
Cook Street / Country Club Drive
Portola Ave / Country Club Drive
Portola Ave / Rutledge Way
Monterey Ave / Route 111
Del Safari Drive / Country Club Drive
Pines to Palms Hwy / Route 111

Additional Services

We also offer other services, such as:

California Background Check for Employers in Palm Desert, CA


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“Meet Kate Spates.” VoyageLA, http://voyagela.com/interview/meet-kate-spates-kate-spates-collaborations-greater-palm-springs-area/
“Palm Desert California Family History Center.” Family Search, https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Palm_Desert_California_Family_History_Center
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