DNA Test – Provo, UT
Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Provo, Utah at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (801) 803-5099 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 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 – Provo, Utah
Types of DNA Tests at our Provo, Utah 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:
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 Provo 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 Provo UT
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Provo 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 Provo, plus many more locations throughout Utah and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Provo. We’ll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Provo , UT 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 Provo as well as communities all across the nation.
Dedicated to Excellence
We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in Provo.
Provo, Utah – DNA Testing
How to Establish Paternity in Provo
According to attorneys at Provo-based Jason White & Associates Law Firm, while every child has a biological father, he or she may not have a “legal” father. Paternity is presumed when a child is born to a married couple. However, if the child’s parents are unwed, the child has no legal father until steps are taken to establish paternity.
There are three primary ways to establish paternity in Utah. The easiest is for both parents to sign a Voluntary Declaration Of Paternity (VDP) form and file it with the Office of Vital Records and Statistics. In Utah County, this office is located at 151 South University Avenue Suite 1100 Provo UT, 84601). Once processed, this form establishes legal paternity and adds the father’s name to the child’s birth certificate. If the child is under five years old, the form can also be used to change the child’s name.
If both parents do not agree to sign the form, paternity can be established through an Administrative Paternity Order issued by the Office of Recovery Services, or a Judicial Paternity Order issued through the courts.
Benefits of Establishing Legal Paternity
While it may require some effort, there are many good reasons to establish a child’s legal paternity. Hoyer Law Firm, which serves clients in Provo and the surrounding area notes the following important benefits:
The Role of DNA in Establishing Paternity
Is a DNA test always required to establish paternity? According to Provo father’s rights law firm Greenwood & Black, a DNA test may not be required if the child’s biological father acknowledges paternity. However, taking a test is a simple, easy process. Even if there is no conflict, doing so eliminates uncertainty and can help prevent future disputes.
If both parents do not agree regarding the child’s paternity, a DNA test is typically required, particularly if the case has been brought into the court system.
Last updated 10/25/2022
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