DNA Test – Ventura, CA
Health Street provides DNA testing in Ventura, California at 3 conveniently located testing laboratories. Register now, or call us at (805) 209-0874 or schedule online. 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 an appointment for a DNA test quickly and easily. The parties can come together or you can set up separate appointments. Grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing are also available. Legal DNA tests are done at our testing centers. Peace of mind DNA tests can be done at home by cheek swab, hair, or fingernails.
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DNA Test – Ventura, California
Types of DNA Tests at our Ventura, 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:
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 Ventura 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 Ventura CA
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Ventura 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 Ventura, plus many more locations throughout California and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Ventura. We’ll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Ventura , 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.
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A Decade Plus of Experience
Health Street has provided DNA tests since 2010. The first DNA test we performed in Ventura, CA was in 2018.
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We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in Ventura.
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Establishing Paternity in Ventura
According to the Ventura-based family attorneys at Zahn Law Offices, APC, signing a Voluntary Declaration of Paternity is the easiest way to establish paternity for a child born to unwed parents in California. This is typically done at the hospital when the child is born. In this case, both parents’ names are added to the child’s birth certificate. It can also be filed at a later time.
The other option is to obtain a court order establishing legal paternity. The request for this order can be made by the child’s mother, the potential father, a child support agency, or an adoption agency.
Rights After Establishing Paternity
Certified Family Law Specialists Hoffer Family Law Firm, located in Ventura, confirms that once paternity is established, both parents will have equal rights under the law. With these rights also comes responsibility. Both legal parents are expected to provide financial support for the child.
Once paternity is established, the child’s mother can seek child support payments. The courts can also make a decision regarding custody and visitation.
Disputing Paternity in California
If there’s a question about a child’s paternity, it’s important to settle it before moving forward with legal establishment. Once paternity has been established, reversing it is a challenge. The state of California has very specific rules regarding the process of disestablishing paternity. In some cases, even if a DNA test determines that the man is not the child’s biological father, it may be too late.
When both parents have signed a Voluntary Declaration of Paternity, it can be reversed by signing and filing a Voluntary Declaration of Parentage Rescission form within 60 days. Only one parent needs to sign this form, but the other must be notified. If more than 60 days have passed, a court order is needed.
When paternity has already been determined by a court order, it is extremely difficult to have the decision reversed.