DNA Test – Saint George, UT
Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Saint George, Utah at 2 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (435) 268-3546 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 Saint George 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 – Saint George, Utah
Types of DNA Tests at our Saint George, Utah 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 Saint George 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 Saint George UT
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Saint George 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 Saint George, plus many more locations throughout Utah and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Saint George. We’ll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Saint George , UT 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.
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A Decade Plus of Experience
Health Street has provided DNA tests since 2010. The first DNA test we performed in Saint George, UT was in 2018.
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We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in Saint George.
St. George, UT – DNA Testing
Establishing Paternity in St. George, UT
Under Utah law, when a child is born to two married St. George parents, legal paternity is automatically established to instantly grant the husband paternal rights and responsibilities. If parents are not married at the time of a child’s birth, Utah law will require them to manually establish paternity for the father to receive parental rights and have his name placed on the child’s birth certificate.
In addition to providing the father with legal rights over his child, the state of Utah requires paternity to be properly established for either parent to seek monthly child support assistance. Establishing paternity also benefits a St. George child by providing them with two legal guardians who can provide benefits such as health insurance benefits and inheritance opportunities.
Methods of Establishing Paternity in St. George, UT
Unmarried St. George parents who need to establish legal paternity in the state of Utah can complete this process in one of two ways. If both parents are willing to establish paternity and have no doubt in the child’s correct paternity, the simplest way would be to sign and submit a Voluntary Declaration of Paternity (VDP). If there is any doubt in a paternity claim, be sure to first use DNA testing before completing this process to avoid legal complications later on down the line.
When a parent denies a paternity claim or refuses to establish paternity, a St. George parent must file a petition to establish paternity through Washington County Family Court. By requesting a judgment of paternity, the court can request the presumed father complete DNA testing to verify the claim. Once the biological father is determined, the establishment process can then be finalized.
Paternity Programs in St. George, UT
To preserve the parental rights of men who believed they fathered a child in Utah, the state offers a Putative Father Registry program. While this is not a method of establishing paternity, registering with this program ensures that the potential biological father is notified of any legal adoption action involving the child thought to be his prior to its finalization. If notified, a St. George man may be able to seek paternity through DNA testing and request parental custody if Utah Courts allow.
Last updated 2/27/2023
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