DNA Test - Trinidad, CO

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Trinidad, Colorado at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (719) 249-1903 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 - Trinidad, Colorado

Trinidad CO DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Trinidad, Colorado 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:

Grandparent DNA Test (if the father is not available for testing)
Sibling DNA Test (possible brothers, sisters, or half-siblings)
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 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 Trinidad DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Trinidad CO

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Trinidad 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 Trinidad, plus many more locations throughout Colorado 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 Trinidad as well as communities all across the nation.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

Trinidad, CO - DNA Testing

Importance of Establishing Parentage in Trinidad, CO

When a Trinidad child is born to two unmarried parents, only the mother will possess custodial rights over the child until parentage is properly established. It's extremely important for both parents to establish parentage in the state of Colorado, as this process legally identifies the biological father, has his name placed on the birth certificate, and grants him parental rights.

Establishing parentage in Colorado also provides a Trinidad child with a multitude of benefits. With two legal parental parties, a child can now collect benefits such as military benefits, social security, and health insurance from either parent. Lastly, once parentage is established, a parent can request monthly child support payments from the non-custodial parent to provide for the child.

Methods of Establish Parentage in Trinidad, CO

Unwed Trinidad parents who wish to establish parentage can do so by signing and submitting an Acknowledgement of Parentage. This form is made available at the hospital following a child's birth or can be completed at a later date through Las Animas County Child Support Services. Because this form is legally binding, it's recommended to seek DNA testing to accurately identify a child's father.

Keep in mind that signing an acknowledgment is completely voluntary, and if either parent refuses to do so, then parentage must be established via court order. Filing a petition to establish parentage in Las Animas County Court will prompt a judge to issue a summons for the opposing parent and request DNA testing. If the biological father is identified, then paternity can be established.

Disestablishing Paternity in Trinidad, CO

Failing to use DNA testing prior to establishing parentage can result in a Trinidad man caring for and financially supporting a child that is biologically not his. If a parent learns of mistaken paternity later down the line, the Colorado Judicial System allows them to file a petition to disclaim paternity in an effort to remove child support obligations. This process will likely require the use of DNA testing results to demonstrate that the previously presumed father is not the biological one.

Last updated 5/16/2013

Neighborhoods Served in Trinidad

Casa Village Apartments
Corazon Square
Evergreen Apartments
Madrid Canyon
Main Street Manor
State Street Village Apartments
Trinidad Artspace Lofts
Western Apartments

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