DNA Test – Santee, CA
Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Santee, California at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (619) 314-5521 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 a 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 – Santee, California
Types of DNA Tests at our Santee, 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 Santee DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.
How to schedule a DNA Test in Santee CA
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Santee 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 Santee, 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 Santee as well as communities all across the nation.
Dedicated to Excellence
We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in Santee.
DNA Testing in Santee, CA
Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Santee, CA
In Santee, CA, when a child is born to unmarried parents, state law almost always recognizes the mother as the child’s legal parent. But in some cases, giving the child a legal father will require DNA testing to prove whether a man is the child’s father. If a man does not consent to DNA testing, a judge may order it through the court. Once paternity is proven, paternity can be established, which grants access to certain benefits for the father, mother, and child.
Not everyone needs DNA testing to establish paternity. If the mother and father agree on who the father is, they can sign a Voluntary Declaration of Parentage to establish paternity. After signing this legal document, the father can have his name added to the birth certificate.
With a legal father, the child can receive benefits such as social security, military benefits, health insurance, survivor’s benefits, inheritance, and access to medical records from both sides of the family. For mothers, establishing paternity allows them to receive child support, and fathers benefit by receiving custody and visitation rights to their children.
Doppelt and Forney, divorce lawyers that serve San Diego County, explain how to initiate court proceedings in Santee, CA by saying, “Some fathers are in the opposite boat and find that if they are not married their paternity can only be recognized through legal action. To initiate proceedings, one of the parents must file a complaint with the court to establish rights. It is important to note that courts usually find that any married man who is not sterile and is cohabitating with the mother is legally the father of a child from that union. If other parties are involved, or someone wishes to dispute this presumption, legal proceedings must be initiated to resolve physical and legal custody of any children involved.”