DNA Test - Santa Ana, CA

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Santa Ana, California at 6 conveniently located testing laboratories. Register now, or call us at (657) 295-4476 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.

Shedule 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 - Santa Ana, California

Santa Ana CA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Santa Ana, 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:

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 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 Santa Ana DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Santa Ana CA

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana, 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

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 Santa Ana as well as communities all across the nation.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

Santa Ana, California - DNA Testing

Importance of Establishing Paternity in Santa Ana, CA

In the state of California, when a child is born to two married Santa Ana parents, it is legally presumed that the husband is the biological father and there is no need to establish legal paternity. However, when an unmarried couple has a child, only the mother will possess sole physical and legal custody of the child until the two properly establish paternity in the state of California.

By legally establishing paternity, a Santa Ana father will receive paternal rights over the child, including the right to seek child custody or child support. The same can be said for the mother, as a paternity establishment will be required by the courts to seek child support services. Outside of the parents, the child also benefits from a paternity establishment with the ability to receive benefits from both parents, including health insurance, social security, and inheritance.

How to Establish Paternity in Santa Ana, CA

In California, two Santa Ana parents can establish paternity either voluntarily or through a court order. Under the California Parentage Opportunity Program, both parents can complete a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity at the hospital following the child's birth. This method must only be used when there is full certainty in a child's rightful paternity or DNA testing has been completed to confirm the child's biological father.

In the event that either parent refuses to sign a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity, paternity will then need to be established via court order. Filing a paternity petition in Orange County Family Court allows a judge to issue a summons for the opposing parent and mandates that DNA paternity testing is completed. If the biological father is accurately determined, the courts will then establish paternity to allow the parents to move forward with any child support or custody agreement needs.

Experts in Santa Ana, CA Say…

According to Santa Ana Family Law Attorney Don Werno, it is the public policy in California that children have frequent and ongoing contact with both parents following the end of a relationship. This process helps to support the child's mental health and emotional well-being. However, it can be difficult for a father to play his role in a child's life if paternity is not properly established.

As previously mentioned, if either parent refuses to voluntarily establish paternity, a paternity action in court allows DNA testing to confirm a father's biological status. Once proven, the father can make a further legal effort to gain visitation or custody rights over his child.

Last updated 8/5/2022

Neighborhoods In and Around Santa Ana That We Serve

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"Family Law." County of Orange, https://www.occourts.org/directory/family/
"Orange County Father's Rights Attorney." Werno Family Law Solutions, https://www.wernofamilylaw.com/father-s-rights
"Our Neighborhoods." City of Santa Ana, https://www.santa-ana.org/our-neighborhoods/