DNA Test - Renton, WA

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Renton, Washington at 2 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (425) 426-3821 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 Renton 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 - Renton, Washington

Renton WA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Renton, Washington 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 Renton 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 Renton WA

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

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  We have helped thousands of people from Renton to communities all across the USA get DNA tests and paternity tests.

Dedication to Excellence

Our dedication to excellence includes our commitment to provide compassionate services and to helping people obtain the accurate DNA testing in Renton that they need. 

Renton, Washington - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Renton, WA

There are two ways to determine paternity in Renton, Washington. If unwed parents cooperate and have zero doubts about the biological father, they can fill out and sign a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity (VAP). Parents often do so at the hospital after the child's birth. However, a VAP needs to be completed with a notary presence. Once the parents have filled out and signed the VAP, they must file it with the Center for Health Statistics. The father's name can then be added to the child's birth certificate.

There are times when parents are unsure about paternity. If that's the case, they can take it to court, where the judge will decide whether to establish paternity. The judge often asks the alleged father and the child to take a DNA test. Genetic testing is a popular and easy method of determining paternity. The judge will often use the DNA test results to determine paternity, but may also consider other factors.

Renton, Washington: Benefits of establishing paternity

Legal paternity holds multiple benefits besides custody, visitation, and child support. If paternity is established, both parents can build an emotional bond with the child, which can support the mental and emotional health of the child. Some other advantages of legal paternity can include:

The child may be able to inherit from both parents
The child can have a better sense of identity
The child can have access to the medical history of both parents
The child may be eligible to get Social Security, Health Insurance, or veterans benefits

Plus, establishing paternity can give both parents equal opportunities to make critical decisions for their child regarding education or health. Studies have shown that children who know both their parents and have a healthy relationship with each of them are more likely to avoid criminal charges, excel in school, or seek higher education.

Last update 11/30/2022

Neighborhoods in Renton Served by our Clinics

Maple Hills
Coalfield West
Maplewood Heights
Ne Sunset Boulevard
East Hill-Meridian
Mercer Island

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Irvin, P. B. M. K. (2022, September 23). Establishing paternity in Washington State. McKinley Irvin. Retrieved November 30, 2022, from https://www.mckinleyirvin.com/family-law-blog/2022/september/establishing-paternity-in-washington-state/