DNA Test – Vancouver, WA
Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Vancouver, Washington at 5 conveniently located testing laboratories. Call (360) 469-1599 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 – Vancouver, Washington
Types of DNA Tests at our Vancouver, 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 Vancouver DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.
How to schedule a DNA Test in Vancouver WA
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Vancouver 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 Vancouver, 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
Over a Decade of Experience
Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010. We have helped thousands of people from Vancouver 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 Vancouver that they need.
Vancouver, Washington – DNA Testing
Establishing paternity in Vancouver, Washington
The biological relationship between a parent and child must be established if the mother and father are unmarried. Paternity can be established by signing an Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP) in the hospital after the child is born. If parents choose to sign the AOP later on, it must be notarized and submitted to the Department of Health (DOH). or by the court. The court usually orders a DNA test to determine whether an alleged father is the birth father. Based on the DNA test results, the judge can establish paternity.
For the father to be recognized as the legal father with legal rights for the child, he must establish paternity. Once this paperwork is done, he can pursue a visitation schedule or custody. The father may also have responsibilities such as child support. Establishing paternity can have multiple benefits for the child, including:
Challenging paternity in Vancouver, Washington
After paternity has been established, the mother or the father can file a lawsuit against paternity. This process usually involves a DNA test ordered by the court, and the judge will determine paternity based on the DNA results. In some cases, the judge may consider other evidence.
In order for the court to schedule a hearing to challenge paternity, the parent should have evidence supporting their claims. Challenging paternity is not always straightforward and can not be easily done unless one of the following conditions has been met:
Last updated 9/6/2022