DNA Test - Santa Clarita, CA

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Santa Clarita, California at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (661) 276-9013 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 Clarita, California

Santa Clarita CA DNA Testing Locations

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

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

Dedicated to Excellence

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

Santa Clarita, California - DNA Testing

Establishing Paternity in Santa Clarita, CA

For married Santa Clarita parents who recently had a child, no additional steps will need to be taken to legally establish paternity as California law presumes the husband is the biological father. For unmarried Santa Clarita parents who need to establish legal paternity, a few additional steps must be taken for the biological father to receive paternal rights over his child.

The simplest method to establish legal paternity is by completing a Voluntary Declaration of Parentage (VDOP) through the Parentage Opportunity Program (POP). This form is first presented for completion at a hospital or birthing facility, but may also be completed at a later date through a Los Angeles County Child Support Services Office of Vital Statistics office. Once properly filed with the state, the biological father will be granted rights and responsibilities over the child.

How to Determine Paternity in Santa Clarita, CA

In the event that either parent is uncertain about a child's correct paternity, it's important to first seek DNA testing services before moving forward with the paternity establishment process. Failure to properly identify the child's biological father before establishing paternity could result in future legal complications if either parent seeks to remove any child support obligations.

If one Santa Clarita parent refuses to undergo DNA paternity testing to establish paternity, the other parent should file a motion in a Los Angeles County Family Court to establish paternity. This process will allow a judge to mandate that the presumed father undergoes a DNA paternity test to accurately identify him as the father. If the father is identified, paternity will be established, and the parents can move forward with establishing custody and child support agreements.

Experts in Santa Clarita, CA Say…

Once paternity has been properly established, a parent has the ability to seek child support services. According to Santa Clarita family law attorney Paulette Gharibian, there are a few factors the California court system will assess to develop a child support agreement that works in the best interests of the child. Those factors are the cost of educating the child, the cost of caring for the child, and any special expenses the child may need.

Last updated 9/7/2022

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"Family Law Division." Superior Court of California Los Angeles County, http://www.lacourt.org/division/familylaw/familylaw.aspx
"How Do I Know if I Have to Pay Child Support?" Gharibian and Oliver Attorneys at Law, https://www.gocallaw.com/family-law-litigation/child-support/
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