DNA Test – Thornton, CO

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Thornton, Colorado at 5 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (720) 943-5647 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 Thornton 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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500 E 84th Avenue
Thornton, CO 80229
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4001 E 120th Avenue
Thornton, CO 80233
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9025 Grant Street
Thornton, CO 80229
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550 E Thornton Parkway
Thornton, CO 80229
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DNA Test – Thornton, Colorado

Thornton CO DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Thornton, Colorado 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 Thornton 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 Thornton CO

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Thornton 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 Thornton, plus many more locations throughout Colorado and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Thornton. We’ll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Thornton , CO 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. The first DNA test we performed in Thornton, CO was in 2018.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

Thornton, CO – DNA Info

Benefits of Establishing Paternity in Colorado

It’s important to establish legal paternity even if a child’s parents have a good relationship. According to Colorado’s Pearman Law Firm, establishing legal paternity allows the courts to rule on important topics like visitation, custody, and child support. It also allows the child to receive benefits such as insurance coverage and veterans and/or Social Security benefits payable to dependents.

A man who has raised a child as his own may want to establish legal paternity, even if he’s not the child’s biological father. This gives him equal rights to have a say when it comes to making decisions regarding the child’s healthcare, education, religion, and other important matters.

How to Establish Paternity in Thornton

In the state of Colorado, if a woman is married at the time a child is conceived or born, her husband is presumed to be the child’s legal father. In this case, no action is required. However, if a child is born to an unmarried woman, steps need to be taken to establish legal paternity. This can be done in three ways:

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Voluntary acknowledgment of paternity – both parents sign and file an affidavit confirming that the man is the child’s biological father.
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Administrative paternity order – often initiated when a parent applies for child support, administrative paternity does not involve the judicial system. During proceedings, both parents may provide additional evidence and submit to DNA tests.
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Judicial paternity order – this paternity order is the result of a court action. During proceedings, each side may provide evidence and a judge or magistrate will rule on the child’s paternity.

To initiate a paternity case, you would need to go to the district court in your county. For Thornton residents, this would be the Adams County District Court, located at 1100 Judicial Center Dr, Brighton, CO 80601.

Tips for Handling Paternity Disputes

In some cases, the paternity of a child is disputed. When this happens, it’s often brought before the courts. According to Team JLaw, an attorney group that services Thornton and the surrounding area, a presumption of paternity can be rebutted when there is clear and convincing evidence. When paternity is in question, a DNA test can help resolve the issue. A “Motion for Genetic Testing” can be filed by a representative for the child, the mother, the presumed father, or certain state agencies.

Locations

Clinic Hours for DNA Testing in Thornton, Colorado

4001 E 120th Avenue Thornton, CO 80233
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

Monday: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM(M Lunch: 11-1 PM)Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM(T Lunch: 11-1 PM)Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM(W Lunch: 11-1 PM)Thursday: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM(Th Lunch: 11-1 PM)Friday: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM(F Lunch: 11-1 PM) About this Location: We are located close to Woodglen / Brookshire Park.

Neighborhoods Served in Thornton

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Cherrywood Park
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Grange Creek
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Cherrylane
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North Hills
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Brookshire
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Pine Lakes Ranch
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Woodglen
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Briar Ridge
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Talon View
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Sherwood Hills

Additional Services

We also offer other services, such as:

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Colorado Background Check for Thornton, CO businesses

Citations

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“How Is Paternity Established In The State Of Colorado?” Pearlman Law Firm, https://www.pearmanlawfirm.com/articles/how-is-paternity-established-in-the-state-of-colorado/
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“How to Establish Paternity in Colorado?” The Law Office of Stephen Vertucci, LLC, 19 October 2020, https://www.nocodivorcelaw.com/how-to-establish-paternity-in-colorado/
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Beski, John J. “Legal Paternity in Colorado.” Graham Law, 16 June 2020, https://www.graham.law/blog/colorado-paternity-biology-presumptions/#:~:text=mfn%20Colorado%20paternity%20presumption%20is,presumption%20has%20a%20long%20history.
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Adams County, Colorado Judicial Branch, https://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/County/Index.cfm?County_ID=55
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“Aurora Family Law Lawyer.” Team JLaw, https://www.jankolaw.com/family-law.html
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“Neighborhoods in Thornton.” Movoto, https://www.movoto.com/sitemap/thornton-co/neighborhood/