DNA Test - West Covina, CA

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Health Street provides DNA testing in West Covina, California at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (323) 797-5214 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 - West Covina, California

West Covina CA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our West Covina, 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 West Covina 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 West Covina CA

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

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  We have helped thousands of people from West Covina 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 West Covina that they need. 

West Covina, California - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in West Covina, CA

If parents are married when having a child, there is no need to establish paternity. California law assumes that married persons are legal parents, including same-sex marriages. However, if the parents are not married, they do need to establish paternity. In West Covina, California, parents have multiple options to establish paternity. The simplest would be to sign the Voluntary Declaration of Parentage (VDP) at the hospital when the baby is born. If both parents sign this document, their names will go on the child's birth certificate, and they do not need to go to court. However, it is important to note that this legally binding document will give both parties parental rights to the child and should not be signed if there is any uncertainty.

Another option is to ask the Local Child Support Agency to establish paternity. As a part of this action, they may also ask for child support.

Sometimes, parents are unsure about paternity and decide to go to court. Court usually involves taking a DNA test to prove the father-child relationship. Genetic testing is a simple process, often done as a cheek swab, which can easily prove paternity. When the DNA test results come back, the judge can consider the results while determining paternity.

West Covina, California: Benefits of establishing paternity

When paternity is established, both parents can be required to support the child financially. The child may also be entitled to other benefits, which can include social security, health insurance, possible inheritance, or veterans benefits if applicable. Additionally, the child can have access to both parents' medical history, which can help discover potential genetic diseases.

Establishing paternity can also benefit the child emotionally and mentally. Many studies have shown that children with healthy relationships with both parents are likelier to live happy lives, get a better education, and stay away from drugs.

Last updated 11/8/2022

Neighborhoods in West Covina Served by our Clinics

Walnut Creek
Azusa Cameron West
Woodside North
Fox Glen
Samantha Avenue

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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