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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2431 W Caldwell Avenue
Visalia, CA 93277
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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:

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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 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, CA – DNA Info

California Laws Regarding Presumed Paternity

In the state of California, if a mother is married when a child is conceived or born, her husband is presumed to be the child’s legal father. Paternity is also presumed if a man married the child’s mother after the child’s birth and agreed to provide support and/or have his name added to the child’s birth certificate. If for some reason a marriage is deemed invalid, a man who was “married” to a child’s mother when the child was conceived or born is still presumed to be the child’s legal father.

“Parentage by estoppel” may also occur if a man has welcomed a child into his home and acted as if the child was his own. In this case, the courts may name the man the child’s legal father, even if he is not the child’s biological father.

Establishing Paternity in Visalia

In Visalia, and the rest of California, if a mother is unmarried when a child is born, things are more complex. In this case, there are two ways to establish paternity:

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Both parties sign a voluntary declaration of paternity
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One party obtains a court order

Your local child support agency can help you obtain a court order. The Tulare County Child Support office is located at 8040 W Doe Ave, Visalia, CA 93291.

Paternity Disputes and DNA Testing

According to Visalia-based Hatherley Law practice, once paternity has been established, the courts can also rule on important topics like custody, visitation, and child support.

If a man has been named a child’s legal father and does not believe this is the case, it’s important that he raise a paternity dispute right away. In this case, the courts will order a DNA test to determine whether the man is the child’s biological father.

Locations

Clinic Hours for DNA Testing in Visalia, California

2431 W Caldwell Avenue Visalia, CA 93277
Pre-registration required,Appointment Required.

Monday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PMTuesday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PMWednesday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PMThursday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PMFriday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PMSaturday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PMSunday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM About this Location: For Visalia paternity testing, you can come to our lab, located down the block from Mooney Grove Park.

Neighborhoods in Visalia Served by our Clinics

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Foxwood
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The Lakes
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Cobblestone Estates
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Mooney
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Royal Oaks
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Eagle Creek
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Crestwood
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Marseille
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Beverly Glen
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Ambler

Additional Services

We also offer other services, such as:

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California Background Check for Employers in Visalia, CA

Citations

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“Parentage (Paternity).” The Judicial Branch of California, https://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-parentage.htm?rdeLocaleAttr=en
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“Establishing Parentage (Paternity).” The Judicial Branch of California, https://www.courts.ca.gov/1201.htm#acc11294
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“California Child Support Enforcement.” LegalHandle.com, https://www.legalhandle.com/California-child-support.html
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“Trust a Certified Specialist Across All Family Law Practice Areas.” Hatherley Family Law, Inc., https://www.hatherleylaw.com/practice-areas-overview/
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“Neighborhoods in Visalia.” Movoto, https://www.movoto.com/sitemap/visalia-ca/neighborhood/