DNA Test - Santa Barbara, CA

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Santa Barbara, California at 4 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (805) 209-0864 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 your Santa Barbara 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 - Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara CA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Santa Barbara, 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 Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara CA

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

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Santa Barbara, the state of Santa Barbara, California, and throughout the nation.  Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from Santa Barbara to neighborhoods everywhere.

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 Santa Barbara. 

Santa Barbara, California - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Santa Barbara, CA

Establishing paternity means signing an Acknowledgement of Paternity (AOP) or getting a court order that says who are the legal parents. Parents from Santa Barbara can establish paternity by themselves if they have zero doubts about the identity of the biological father. They can sign an AOP at the hospital once the baby is born, and the hospital staff can usually help them with the process. After filing the AOP, the father's name can be added to the child's birth certificate.

Sometimes, the mother and the alleged father might disagree about who the father is. In these cases, parents often go to court to establish paternity. The judge usually orders a DNA test that can easily prove whether the father is related to the child. DNA testing is an easy way of establishing paternity, often done as a quick and painless cheek swab. When the court receives the DNA test results, the judge can use this information while deciding paternity.

DNA test reunited mother with daughter she believed was dead

Connie (69) wished the same thing since she was a little girl—to meet her biological mother. After almost seven decades, she finally did! Genevieve gave birth in 1949, but the staff told her the baby did not survive. She continued with her life, having no idea her baby girl was alive and soon to be adopted by parents from Santa Barbara. Connie's adoptive parents died when she was only five. Her adoptive mother had cancer, and her father had a heart condition.

Years later, Connie's daughter gave her a DNA test as a gift. Suddenly, she discovered many new relatives, even her mother! Shortly after that, they reunited and met in person. They cried a lot and planned more meetings, and Connie also planned on meeting her half-siblings from her father's side.

Last updated 12/21/2022


Clinic Hours for DNA Testing in Santa Barbara, California

2954 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

M: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PMT: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PMW: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PMTh: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PMF: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PMSa: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PMSu: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM About this Location: Santa Barbara Museum of Art, located not far from our location, is a world-class museum featuring a diverse collection of American, Asian, and European art. The museum also offers educational programs and workshops for all ages.
319 N Milpas Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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M: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PMT: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PMW: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PMTh: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PMF: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM About this Location: Santa Barbara High School, one of the oldest high schools in California, is located nearby. Known for its beautiful Spanish-style architecture, it's a significant part of the local community and is easily accessible from our location.
3885 State Street Suite A Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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M: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMT: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMW: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMTh: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMF: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMSa: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMSu: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM About this Location: San Roque Park, located a short distance from our clinic, is a peaceful green space perfect for picnics, walks, or simply enjoying the outdoors. It features a playground, making it a favorite among families.
1298 Coast Village Road Santa Barbara, CA 93108
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M: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMT: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMW: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMTh: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMF: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMSa: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMSu: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM About this Location: Butterfly Beach, a popular spot for locals and tourists alike, is known for its stunning sunsets and is just a short distance from our location.

Neighborhoods Served in Santa Barbara

Lower State
West Mesa
Oak Park
East Mesa
West Beach

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


Establishing parentage (paternity). Establishing Parentage (Paternity) - paternity_famlaw_selfhelp. (n.d.). Retrieved December 8, 2022, from https://www.courts.ca.gov/1201.htm#acc11294
Wire, T. M. (2018, December 7). Mother, 88, reunited with daughter she was told died at birth 69 years ago. KTLA. Retrieved December 21, 2022, from https://ktla.com/news/mother-88-reunited-with-daughter-she-was-told-died-at-birth-69-years-ago/