DNA Test – Santa Maria, CA

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Santa Maria, California at 3 testing laboratories. Call (805) 209-0871 or schedule online. We offer legal paternity tests, sibling studies, grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing to determine if people are biologically related.

Set up DNA testing appointments online. Test results can be used in court for child support or to change a birth certificate; it can also be used for simple peace of mind. Appointments can be scheduled together or separately. Legal DNA tests are done by cheek swab at our testing centers. We can also extract DNA samples from hair follicles, fingernails, and other specimens.

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DNA Test – Santa Maria, California

Santa Maria CA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Santa Maria, 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:

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Grandparent DNA Test (if the father is not available for testing)
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Sibling DNA Test (possible brothers, sisters, or half-siblings)
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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 Maria 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 Maria CA

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

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  The first DNA test in Santa Maria, CA performed by Health Street was in 2018.

Dedication to Excellence

Our dedication to excellence includes our commitment to provide compassionate services and to helping people obtain the accurate DNA testing in Santa Maria that they need. 

Local DNA Info for Santa Maria

Establishing Paternity in Santa Maria, CA

For two unmarried Santa Maria parents, legally establishing paternity in the state of California ensures that the biological father is provided his legal paternal rights and responsibilities. Establishing paternity also makes it possible for the child to receive child support services.

For those who need to establish paternity in Santa Maria, the simplest way to do so is by completing a Voluntary Declaration of Parentage. This form is first presented for completion at the hospital following the birth of a child. If the parents are unable to complete this form at that time, they may also complete and file it through a Santa Barbara County Child Support Office, Office of Vital Records, or local family law facilitator.

Seeking Child Support Services in Santa Maria, CA

In certain situations, a parent may need to request child support payments from a child’s biological mother or father. To aid in this process, Santa Barbara County offers a step-by-step guide on the route that needs to be taken to receive child support services.

A critical thing to remember while seeking child support is that the court cannot mandate any payments without the proper establishment of paternity. If a father refuses to do so, a paternity petition may be filed with the Santa Barbara Family Court where a judge will summon the presumed father and request court-ordered DNA testing. Once the results conclude that he is indeed the biological father, additional steps may then be taken to properly establish child support payments.

Experts in Santa Maria, CA Say…

When in the process of acquiring child support services, a parent may wonder what the court does to establish a monthly payment amount. According to Santa Maria Family Law Attorney Cameron M. Fernandez, California law expects both parents to provide financially for all their children. Using a mathematical formula of current income, amount of time each parent cares for the child, and various other tax liabilities, a Santa Barbara judge will use these details to establish a set payment amount.

Locations

Clinic Hours for DNA Testing in Santa Maria, California

1145 E Clark Street Suite B Santa Maria, CA 93455
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

Monday: 12:00 PM – 2:30 PMTuesday: 12:00 PM – 2:30 PMWednesday: 12:00 PM – 2:30 PMThursday: 12:00 PM – 2:30 PMFriday: 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM About this Location: This office is conveniently located close to Ralph Dunlap Elementary School.

Neighborhoods Served in Santa Maria

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Arborwalk
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Bradley Square
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Calle Serena
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Cimarron Estates
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Downtown District
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Garey
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North Santa Maria
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Rosemary
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Sunny Hills Estates
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Waldorf

Additional Services

We also offer other services, such as:

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California Background Check for Employers in Santa Maria, CA

Citations

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“Voluntary Declaration of Parentage.” California Department of Child Support Services, https://childsupport.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/252/POP/DCSS-0909_ENG.pdf
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“The Child Support Process.” Santa Barbara County, http://countyofsb.org/css/process.sbc
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“Child Support Under California Law.” Fernandez Family Law, https://www.fernandezfamilylaw.com/practice-areas/child-support.html
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“Santa Maria, CA.” Trulia, https://www.trulia.com/CA/Santa_Maria/
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“Santa Maria, CA.” Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/santa-maria–ca/