DNA Test - Visalia, CA

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Visalia, California at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (559) 702-8202 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 - Visalia, California

Visalia CA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Visalia, 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:

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 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 Visalia 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 Visalia CA

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Visalia 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 Visalia, plus many more locations throughout California and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Visalia. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Visalia , 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

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 Visalia as well as communities all across the nation.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

Visalia, California - DNA Testing

How to Establish Paternity in California

When a child is born to married parents, in the state of California, paternity is presumed. However, when unmarried couples have a child, they must take steps to establish paternity. This can be done in one of three ways:

  1. Voluntary Declaration of Parentage (Paternity) - both parents must sign the form either at the hospital when the child is born or at a later date. If done later, the form must be signed, notarized, and filed with the California Department of Child Support Services.
  2. Request an Action of Parentage - request that your local child support agency brings an action to establish parentage. This typically also involves filing a child support order.
  3. File a Petition in Court - hire an attorney and petition the courts on your own.

According to the Tulare County Superior Court, paternity must be established before the courts can rule on visitation, custody, or child support.

Benefits of Establishing Paternity in Visalia

There are several reasons to go through the effort of establishing paternity. According to A People's Choice, a registered legal document assistance service serving Tulare County and the surrounding area, some of the benefits include:

The father's ability to have a relationship with his child, including the option to request visitation and/or custody.
The child's ability to receive the father's Social Security, Veteran's, pension, and health insurance benefits.
The child's ability to receive an inheritance from the father.
The mother's ability to receive child support payments.

How to Dispute Paternity in California

While having a child can be a wonderful experience, a wrongful paternity claim can turn a man's life upside down. However, there are some ways to dispute paternity and the legal and financial obligations that come with it. If you receive a summons from your local child support agency, you have 30 days to take a paternity test and file a dispute with your local child support agency. The Tulare County Department of Child Support Services is located at 8040 W. Doe Avenue, Visalia, CA 93291.

It's important that you don't miss the deadline—otherwise, the courts will automatically establish legal paternity. If you sign a voluntary declaration of paternity and change your mind, you can also cancel it within 60 days by filing a Declaration of Paternity Rescission.

Last updated 10/3/2022

Neighborhoods in Visalia Served by our Clinics

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Cobblestone Estates
Country Club Estates
Eagle Creek
Foxwood Estates
Northeast District
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Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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"Benefits of Establishing Paternity for California Mothers and Fathers." A People's Choice, https://apeopleschoice.com/benefits-of-establishing-paternity/
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