DNA Test – San Mateo, CA
Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in San Mateo, California at a centrally located testing laboratory. Register now, or call us at (415) 578-9142 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 San Mateo 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 – San Mateo, California
Types of DNA Tests at our San Mateo, California clinics:
Paternity Testing can conclusively establish whether or not a man is the biological father of a child.
Relationship Testing for other close family relationships can be performed at our testing centers. Our DNA testing services can confirm or deny biological relationships between grandparents, grandchildren, siblings, half-siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews:
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 alleged father and child or children. 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 ordering one of our testing kits online and shipping the specimens back to us.
Legal DNA Tests vs. “Peace of Mind” At-Home Tests
A Legal Paternity Test is a court admissible lab testing service performed at an AABB accredited laboratory. 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. A legal paternity DNA test will hold up in court for such matters as child support or to change the name on a birth certificate. This test must be performed using strict chain of custody procedures. Our San Mateo DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.
How to schedule a DNA Test in San Mateo CA
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our San Mateo 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. Please call our customer service team to help you book your appointment over the phone, or set up your appointment easily online.
We have state of the art testing labs and friendly clinics that perform the DNA sample collection in San Mateo, plus many more locations throughout California and across the United States. During registration, we’ll show you the nearest locations for DNA testing so you can choose the site that’s most convenient. You’ll also pick the times and days that you prefer.
Why Health Street
More than a Decade of Experience
Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in San Mateo, the state of San Mateo, California, and throughout the nation. The first DNA test that Health Street provided in San Mateo, CA was in 2018.
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 San Mateo.
DNA Testing Info for San Mateo
Establishing Paternity in San Mateo, CA
Paternity is automatically established at the time of birth for married San Mateo, CA couples, as the state assumes the husband is the child’s biological father. For unmarried San Mateo couples, steps will need to be taken for the father to establish paternity over the child. For parents experiencing such circumstances, the state of California created the Paternity Opportunity Program to help legally establish paternity.
Through this program, licensed San Mateo County hospitals, Office of Vital Records, and local welfare departments all offer the opportunity for recent parents to sign a Declaration of Paternity. By submitting this legal document, the presumed father is declared the biological father, for which he can then receive his parental rights. A Declaration of Paternity is also an essential aspect of seeking child support services and establishing a parenting plan.
Determining Paternity in San Mateo, CA
A San Mateo mother may not always be 100% sure of who her child’s biological father is. Establishing paternity without 100% certainty can cause difficulties when attempting to disestablish paternity if it’s later discovered that the presumed father is not the child’s biological father.
If there is any doubt about who the biological father is, it is recommended that you file a paternity petition with San Mateo County Child Support Services. By doing so, court-ordered DNA testing can be requested from the potential father(s) to effectively determine the child’s correct biological father. Once paternity is established, both parents can then further determine an appropriate parenting plan and/or request child support services.
Experts in San Mateo, CA Say…
As previously mentioned, paternity is automatically established for married couples, as it is presumed that the husband is the child’s biological father. In some situations, a married San Mateo mother may have a child by a man who is not her husband. According to San Mateo paternity lawyer Debra Schoenberg, the paternity presumption may be rebutted in court if authorized DNA testing indicates that the husband is not the biological father. By following these actions in court, the biological father can then legally establish paternity over the child.