DNA Test - Richmond, CA

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Richmond, California at our centrally located testing center. 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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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:

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 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. 

Richmond, California - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Richmond, California

If the parents were unwed when the child was conceived and born, they must establish paternity for the child to officially have both parents. Parents have several options to establish paternity in Richmond, California, including signing a Voluntary Declaration of Parentage (VDP), going to the Local Child Support Services, or going to court.

When there is no question about who the biological father is, parents sign the VDP at the hospital after the mother gives birth. The hospital staff usually helps them complete and submit the form. After that, the child will officially have two legal parents.

Others may be unsure about the biological father's identity, or they may not cooperate with each other. These parents often go to court to have the judge establish paternity. Going to court often involves the judge ordering a DNA test to prove paternity. Once the judge receives the DNA results from the laboratory, they use this information to help determine paternity. After that, the judge can also establish custody, visitation, and child support if necessary.

Richmond, CA: Challenging paternity

Either parent can dispute paternity if it was not already established. For example, if the mother says the man is the father, but he disagrees, he can request genetic testing to prove whether he is the father. In a same-sex situation, the person who was served with a Petition to Establish a Parental Relationship can dispute it if they do not want to be the child's other parent.

However, family and paternity laws can be very complicated, and if a court has already established paternity, it can be too late to dispute it. Sometimes, even if the DNA test says someone is not the birth parent, the law may declare them as the legal father. It is best to consult a family law facilitator when disputing already established paternity.

Last updated 11/9/2022

Neighborhoods In and Around Richmond That We Serve

May Valley
Belding Woods
Brickyard Cove
Nystrom Village
Hilltop Green
El Sobrante Hills
Hasford Heights
Southwest Annax
Panhandle Annax

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Parentage. Child Support Services Department. (n.d.). Retrieved November 9, 2022, from https://cssd.lacounty.gov/establishing-paternity-2/
Disputing parentage. Disputing Parentage - paternity_famlaw_selfhelp. (n.d.). Retrieved November 9, 2022, from https://www.courts.ca.gov/1202.htm?rdeLocaleAttr=en