DNA Test - Redding, CA

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Redding, California at 2 conveniently located testing laboratories. Register now, or call us at (530) 638-4441 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.

Shedule an appointment for a DNA test quickly and easily. The parties can come together or you can set up separate appointments. Grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing are also available. Legal DNA tests are done at our testing centers. Peace of mind DNA tests can be done at home by cheek swab, hair, or fingernails.

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DNA Test - Redding, California

Redding CA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Redding, 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 Redding 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 Redding CA

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

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Redding, the state of Redding, California, and throughout the nation.  The first DNA test that Health Street provided in Redding, CA was in 2017.

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 Redding. 

Redding, California - DNA Testing

Benefits of Establishing Paternity in California

In the city of Redding and the rest of the state of California, if a child is born to unmarried parents, steps must be taken to establish legal paternity. While this requires a bit of effort, there are many advantages to doing so. According to the Shasta County Department of Child Support Services, some of the benefits of establishing paternity include:

The child's right to receive financial and emotional support from both parents.
The child's ability to access both sides of their family medical history.
The child's right to receive an inheritance from his or her legal father.
The potential for the child to receive Social Security, Veterans' benefits, and medical insurance through his or her legal father.
The parent's ability to pursue legal rights, such as child support, visitation, and custody.

California's Parentage Opportunity Program (POP)

Parents in California can easily establish a child's legal paternity by taking advantage of the state's Parentage Opportunity Program (POP). This voluntary program is free of charge and can significantly reduce the time and money spent establishing paternity through the court system. When unmarried parents are sure there is only one possible genetic father, they can complete and file a Voluntary Declaration of Parentage (VDOP) form. This is often done in the hospital when the child is born but can also be done later. Parents living in Redding can do this through the Shasta County Health & Human Services Agency, which is located at 2650 Breslauer Way Redding, CA 96001.

How to File a Paternity Lawsuit in Redding CA

When there is a dispute over the true identity of a child's biological father, a court case may need to be filed to establish legal paternity. According to the law offices of Tamera C. Trindade, a family law attorney located in Redding, a paternity lawsuit can be initiated by the child's mother, a man claiming to be the child's father, or Child Support Services.

Redding residents can begin the process by filing a Petition to Establish Parental Relationship with the Shasta County Courts.

Last updated 1/6/2023

Neighborhoods Served in Redding

Forest Hills
Lema Ranch
White Hawk Estates
Wimbledon Estates

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


"Establishing Parentage." Shasta County Department of Child Support Services, https://www.shastacounty.gov/child-support-services/page/establishing-parentage
"Establishing Legal Parentage." California Child Support Services, https://childsupport.ca.gov/establishing-legal-parentage/
"Birth & Death Registration." County of Shasta California, https://www.shastacounty.gov/health-human-services/page/birth-death-registration
"Forms & Filing." The Superior Court of California, County of Shasta, https://www.shasta.courts.ca.gov/Forms-Filings/forms-filing.shtml
"Establishing Paternity." Tamera C. Trindade, CFLS, https://www.trindadelaw.net/family-law/paternity/
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