DNA Test - Port Orchard, WA

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Port Orchard, Washington at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (360) 469-1587 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 - Port Orchard, Washington

Port Orchard WA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Port Orchard, Washington 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 Port Orchard DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Port Orchard WA

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Port Orchard 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 Port Orchard, plus many more locations throughout Washington 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. We have provided DNA tests and paternity tests to thousands of people in Port Orchard as well as communities all across the nation.

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

Port Orchard, WA - DNA Testing

Why Establish Paternity in Port Orchard, WA?

Under Washington law, the biological father of a child will only gain immediate parental rights over the child if he is married to the child's mother at the time of the birth. For Port Orchard children born outside of a legally-recognized marriage, steps will need to be taken to establish paternity and declare a child's legal and biological father in order for the man to gain parental rights.

If either parent wishes to request monthly child support services, the state will also require the legal establishment of paternity before any requests can be processed. Once paternity is properly established in the state of Washington, a Port Orchard child can also receive benefits such as health insurance coverage, social security benefits, and military benefits from either parent party.

Methods of Establishing Paternity in Port Orchard, WA

Port Orchard parents can establish paternity in one of two ways. The first and easiest method is by signing and submitting an Acknowledgment of Parentage (AOP) form to a Kitsap County Washington Division of Child Support Services (DCS) Office. This method is typically used by parents who agree with the given paternity claim or have used DNA paternity testing to accurately identify a Port Orchard child's biological father.

In circumstances where a parent is unable to establish paternity due to the other parent refusing to complete an AOP form, paternity must be established through Kitsap County Family Court. During a court-ordered paternity establishment, a judge will request the presumed father undergo DNA testing so paternity can be properly established. From here, any necessary parenting agreements, such as child support orders, can be established as well.

Paternity Laws and Regulations in Port Orchard, WA

Under Washington State Code 26.26A.235, a Port Orchard parent may rescind an Acknowledgment of Parentage within 60 days of the form's filing. This action can occur if a parent learns that the previously presumed father is in fact not the child's biological parent following the use of DNA testing.

In the event that this 60-day mark expires, Washington Code 26.26A.240 states that the parent then has four years to commence a legal proceeding to challenge the acknowledgment in court. This proceeding must be on the basis of fraud, duress, or material mistake of fact.

Last updated 8/8/2023

Neighborhoods Served in Port Orchard

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The Ridge At Mccormick

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"Kitsap County Juvenile and Family Court Services" Kitsap County, https://www.kitsapgov.com/juv/Pages/default.aspx
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