DNA Test – Pueblo, CO
Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Pueblo, Colorado at 6 testing laboratories. Call (719) 249-1895 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 – Pueblo, Colorado
Types of DNA Tests at our Pueblo, Colorado 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 Pueblo 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 Pueblo CO
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Pueblo 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 Pueblo, plus many more locations throughout Colorado and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Pueblo. We’ll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Pueblo , CO 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
More than a Decade of Experience
Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Pueblo, the state of Pueblo, Colorado, and throughout the nation. The first DNA test that Health Street provided in Pueblo, CO was in 2019.
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 Pueblo.
Local DNA Testing for Pueblo
Pueblo Woman Reunites with Sister After 60 Years
When adoption separated young Pueblo residents Ida Taylor and Marta Rael, they lived apart for six decades. However, this all changed when Ida decided to take a DNA test. After locating her sister, they exchanged photos and spoke on the phone. The first time they spoke, according to Ida, they both “bawled like babies.” Since then, they continued having phone conversations every weekend.
When they finally met in person, they were both surprised by how much they looked alike. Ida was quoted as saying: “It’s like looking in the mirror. This is cool!” They’ve planned future visits with family members and also hope to reunite with their 93-year-old mother, who lives in Denver.
Establishing Paternity in Pueblo, CO
There are three primary ways to establish paternity between unwed parents in Pueblo. The first, and easiest, is for both parents to sign and file a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity Form. This can be done at the hospital when the child is born or at a later date at the Office of Vital Records and Statistics. Once this form is filed, the man is deemed the child’s legal father and his name is added to the birth certificate.
The second option is an Administrative Paternity Order. This establishes paternity without judicial action and usually occurs when one of the child’s parents files for child support. The final way to establish paternity is through a court action. In the case of both administrative and court filings, if there’s a question about whether the man is the child’s biological father, a DNA test may be required.
Rescinding Paternity in Colorado
According to Lynn Landis-Brown, an attorney who serves clients in Pueblo and the surrounding area, a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity becomes a “Legal Finding of Paternity” 60 days after it is filed. If a couple signs this form but then questions the child’s biological paternity, they can file to withdraw the acknowledgment within the first 60 days. In this case, a DNA test will be required to determine whether the man is the child’s biological father.
If more than 60 days have passed, it’s still possible to contact the courts and ask for the finding to be reversed. However, there is no guarantee the request will be granted.