DNA Test – Spokane, WA
Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Spokane, Washington at 9 conveniently located testing laboratories. Call (509) 303-4373 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 – Spokane, Washington
Types of DNA Tests at our Spokane, Washington 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 Spokane DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.
How to schedule a DNA Test in Spokane WA
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Spokane 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 Spokane, plus many more locations throughout Washington 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 Spokane as well as communities all across the nation.
Commitment to the Community of SpokaneHealth Street takes pride in its commitment to the needs of the people of Spokane, Washington, and in addressing the DNA testing concerns of residents with care and accuracy.
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Establishing paternity in Spokane, WA
Parents who are married or in a registered domestic partnership do not need to establish paternity in Spokane, Washington. In this case, both parents’ names should already appear on the birth certificate. Parents who are not married and are not in a registered domestic partnership should consider signing an Acknowledgment of Parentage (AOP). This form adds a second parent to the child’s birth certificate by establishing a legal father for the child. An AOP is ideal for parents who agree about paternity, and no one else claims to be the child’s father.
If the parents disagree about paternity or if either parent is unwilling to sign an AOP, then the court can establish parentage. Most of the time, the court will order a DNA test to establish whether the alleged father is a biological father. Based on the DNA test results, the parentage can be established.
DNA test reunites a WA woman with her father and seven half-siblings
When Tracy took a DNA test, she expected nothing but to learn more about her ethnicity. Never in her life would she expect to find out about her biological father, who only lived twelve miles away from her. She was amazed to also find seven half-siblings!
Tracy thought her whole life that her biological father was the man she was raised by, so this was a big surprise for her. Her father never knew she existed, so it was a shock for him too.
Tracy had received a DNA test kit as a gift from her boyfriend. She was hoping to learn more about her ethnicity and discover why she had much darker features than her blonde-haired, blue-eyed sisters. Instead, she received an alert that her father had been located.
She couldn’t believe her eyes and was even convinced that it had to be a prank. After calling to be sure she was not hacked, the truth set in. She reached out to her father, and they quickly made plans to meet. Tracy and her biological dad had much in common, including similar physical traits and a love of corned beef hash. Rich, who raised Tracy and was considered her father, is very supportive of her and wants her to build a relationship with her birth dad.
Last updated 8/16/2022