DNA Test – Torrance, CA

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Torrance, California at 4 testing laboratories. Call (424) 522-1147 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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23441 Madison Street
Torrance, CA 90505
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23441 Madison Street
Torrance, CA 90505
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Torrance, CA 90501
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DNA Test – Torrance, California

Torrance CA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Torrance, 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 Torrance 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 Torrance CA

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Torrance 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 Torrance, plus many more locations throughout California and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Torrance. We’ll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Torrance , 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.  We have helped thousands of people from Torrance to communities all across the USA get DNA tests and paternity tests.

Dedication to Excellence

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

Torrance, CA – DNA Testing Info

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Torrance, CA

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In Torrance, CA, when two parents that are married have a child, it’s assumed that the husband is the legal father and in most cases, paternity does not need to be established.
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If two parents are not married, for the child to have a legal father, paternity will need to be established.
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It is possible, in some cases, that a child can have more than two legal parents.
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As of January 1, 2005, in Torrance and the state of California, if two parents are registered domestic partners when the child is born, the law assumes that these are the child’s legal parents.

In Torrance, CA, if two parents have a child outside of marriage, the child will not have a legal father until paternity is established. This is true even if the father can prove that he’s the biological father. Paternity must still be established for him to become the legal father and for the court to give any orders regarding custody, visitation, or child support.

Establishing paternity can be done by both parents signing a Declaration of Parentage or by obtaining a court order.

A Declaration of Parentage may be signed at the hospital when the baby is born, or at an approved public agency, witnessed by a notary.

A court order may be necessary to establish paternity and DNA testing to prove paternity may be ordered by the court. DNA testing may also be requested if there is any question about who the father is.

Experts Say…

Johnson Attorneys Group, family law attorneys serving Torrance and Los Angeles County, discusses the rights of unmarried parents by saying, “Both biological and adoptive parents have a legal right to seek custody and visitation of their children regardless of marital status. Under California law, parents have a fundamental right to have custody, care, and companionship with their child and in turn, the child has a right to continue a stable relationship with both parents.”

Locations

Clinic Hours for DNA Testing in Torrance, California

23441 Madison Street Building 8 Suite 110 Torrance, CA 90505
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

Monday: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PMTuesday: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PMWednesday: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PMThursday: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PMFriday: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM About this Location: To obtain DNA testing in Torrance, California, visit us at this location, which is just a few blocks from Lago Seco Park.

Neighborhoods in Torrance Served by our Clinics

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Northeast Torrance
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Park Plaza
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Walteria
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Pueblo
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Torrance Riviera
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Maricopa At Victor
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Mariners Park
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Old Torrance-Charles Wilson
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Old Torrance-El Dorado
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Old Torrance-Old Town
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Ponderosa Pines
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Ponderosa West
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Pueblo
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Raymond Ave

Additional Services

We also offer other services, such as:

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California Background Check for Employers in Torrance, CA

Citations

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“Parentage (Paternity).” California Courts, https://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-parentage.htm?rdeLocaleAttr=en
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“Establishing Parentage, California Courts, https://www.courts.ca.gov/1201.htm#acc11294
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“Establishing Paternity.” Los Angeles County Child Support Services, https://cssd.lacounty.gov/establishing-paternity-2/
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“Parentage Cases in Los Angeles County and Orange County.” Johnson Attorneys Group, https://johnsonfamilylawgroup.com/practice-areas/parentage-in-california/
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“Discover your Torrance neighborhoods.” Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/torrance–ca/