DNA Test - Palo Alto, CA

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Palo Alto, California at a centrally located testing laboratory. Register now, or call us at (650) 446-3813 or schedule online. with any questions. Our paternity testing (including grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing) determines if two or more people are related.

Schedule your Palo Alto DNA test appointment online. Our legal DNA test results can be used in court for matters such as: child support, birth certificates, and custody cases. Appointments can be scheduled together or separately. Legal DNA tests are done by cheek swab at our testing centers. We also offer home DNA test kits for peace of mind. DNA can be tested from hair, fingernails, and other specimens.

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DNA Test - Palo Alto, California

Palo Alto CA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Palo Alto, 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 Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto CA

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

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

Palo Alto, California - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Palo Alto, CA

Establishing paternity in Palo Alto, California can be done through various methods. When an unmarried woman gives birth, both parents must establish paternity to determine legal rights and responsibilities. In Palo Alto, there are two primary ways to establish paternity.

  1. Voluntary Declaration of Parentage: Parents can establish paternity by signing the Voluntary Declaration of Parentage at the hospital or birthing center. This document is a legally binding agreement, so it should only be signed if there is certainty about the birth father's identity. Once signed, it can be challenging to overturn. The Voluntary Declaration of Parentage establishes the father as the legal parent, granting rights and obligations such as child support, custody, and visitation.
  2. Court Order and DNA Testing: If there are doubts about paternity or the parents are unable to reach an agreement, the court can be involved. The judge will usually order a DNA test to determine the biological relationship between the alleged father and child. DNA testing is a reliable and accurate method of establishing paternity. If paternity is established, then the judge can also determine child support, custody, and visitation if necessary.

Palo Alto, California: Benefits of establishing paternity

Establishing paternity in Palo Alto, California offers many benefits for the child and the parents. For the child, it can ensure financial and emotional support from both parents and provides access to health insurance, public benefits, inheritance rights, and important medical histories. For the father, establishing paternity can grant the right to be involved in the child's upbringing, education, and health decisions. It also can also ensure that the father is notified in the case of adoption proceedings. Until paternity is established, the father has no legal rights or responsibilities toward the child.

At Health Street, we provide DNA testing services to help parents establish paternity. Our tests are accurate and reliable, and the process involves a simple and painless cheek swab. By establishing paternity, parents can ensure the best interests and well-being of the child.

Last updated 5/5/2023

Neighborhoods in Palo Alto Served by our Clinics

Crescent Park
Community Center
Triple El
Alta Mesa
University South
Evergreen Park
Greater Miranda

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Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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