DNA Test – Richmond, CA

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Richmond, California at 2 conveniently located testing laboratories. Register now, or call us at (510) 513-6526 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 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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2970 Hilltop Mall Road
Richmond, CA 94806
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3065 Richmond Parkway
Richmond, CA 94806
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DNA Test – Richmond, California

Richmond CA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Richmond, 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:

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Grandparent DNA Test (if the father is not available for testing)
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Sibling DNA Test (possible brothers, sisters, or half-siblings)
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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 Richmond 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 Richmond CA

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

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 Richmond as well as communities all across the nation.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

DNA Testing in Richmond CA

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Richmond

In California, several types of parental combinations can affect child custody decisions and statutes. Parents who are members of a legal marriage or domestic partnership are legally presumed to be a child’s parents under California state law. California recognizes both paternity (fatherhood) and parentage (not necessarily gender-based).

California courts accept legal, certified paternity tests using DNA evidence. The Contra Costa County Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) can provide DNA testing services if a child is receiving services through the Department. The Contra Costa County DCSS office is located at 1025 Escobar Street in Martinez.

Local DNA Stories

Retired Contra Costa County homicide detective Roxane Gruenheid played an important role in uncovering the paternity of a “living Jane Doe.” During a 2003 Richmond murder case, Gruenheid remembered another case from fifteen years earlier involving the accused killer. A girl named “Lisa” had been taken from the man’s custody and adopted by a family in Southern California, but her biological parents remained unknown. Gruenheid ordered a paternity test, but it showed the accused murderer, who later turned out to be a notorious bi-coastal serial killer, was not “Lisa’s” father.

Additional DNA testing revealed that “Lisa’s” birth name was Dawn Beaudin, and her mother was Denise Beaudin, an earlier victim of the killer. The process eventually reunited Dawn, aka “Lisa,” with her biological grandfather, Armand Beaudin.

Experts Say…

In Contra Costa County, residents can receive help with family law cases through the Family Law Facilitator’s Office. The office provides live chat through computers, tablets, and smart phones. Family Law facilitators can help people to file papers for child support modifications, payment arrears, and assist in releasing licenses for individuals with DCSS cases. Facilitators can assist, but not go to court with residents. They are “attorneys employed by the Court to help parties that do not have attorneys with some procedural matters,” according to the Contra Costa Family Court.

Locations

Clinic Hours for DNA Testing in Richmond, California

2970 Hilltop Mall Road Suite 203 Richmond, CA 94806
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMTuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMWednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMThursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMFriday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM About this Location: To obtain paternity tests in Richmond, California, visit us at this location, which is close to Hilltop Lake.
3065 Richmond Parkway Richmond, CA 94806
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PMTuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PMWednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PMThursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PMFriday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PMSaturday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM About this Location: You can locate our clinic a short walk from Hilltop Lake.

Neighborhoods In and Around Richmond That We Serve

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Hilltop District
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Fairmede-Hilltop
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Richmond Heights
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Belding Woods
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Iron Triangle
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Coronado
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Pullman
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Point Richmond
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Marina Bay
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Santa Fe

Additional Services

We also offer other services, such as:

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California Background Check for Employers in Richmond, CA

Citations

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“Disputing Parentage.” California Courts, https://www.courts.ca.gov/1202.htm
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“Parentage (Paternity) – Basic Information.” California Courts, https://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-parentage.htm?rdeLocaleAttr=en
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“Child Support Services.” Contra Costa County, https://www.contracosta.ca.gov/1374/Child-Support-Services
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Effron, Lauren, Boaz Halaban, and Marc Dorian. “How a Jane Doe child case uncovered a serial killer, identified victims and changed the use of DNA forensics.” https://abcnews.go.com/US/jane-doe-child-case-uncovered-serial-killer-identified/story?id=69648434
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“Self-Help Resources Center.” Contra Costa County Superior Court, https://www.cc-courts.org/self-help/welcome.aspx
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“Family Law Facilitator (LiveChat Test).” Contra Costa County Superior Court, https://www.cc-courts.org/family/flf-livechat-test.aspx
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“Neighborhood Councils.” City of Richmond, California, https://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/267/Neighborhood-Councils