DNA Test - West Linn, OR

Schedule Now

Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in West Linn, Oregon at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (503) 821-7960 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 a 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.

Workforce Screening, Digitally Delivered

Star Rating
4.9 out of 5 stars (6489 reviews)

DNA Test - West Linn, Oregon

West Linn OR DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our West Linn, Oregon 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 Linn 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 Linn OR

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

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in West Linn, the state of West Linn, Oregon, and throughout the nation.  Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from West Linn to neighborhoods everywhere.

Commitment to Excellence

Our mission is to understand the DNA testing needs of our clients. We strive to provide the most accurate, fast, and conclusive paternity tests in West Linn. 

West Linn, OR - DNA Testing

Why Paternity Establishments are Crucial in West Linn, OR

In the state of Oregon, unmarried West Linn parents who recently welcomed a child should promptly establish paternity to preserve both the rights of the father as well as the wellbeing of the child. Establishing paternity is a legal process used to identify a child's biological father, grant him parental rights, and have his name placed on the child's birth certificate.

Paternity also creates various protections and benefits for a child with two legal guardians, including inheritance rights, veterans benefits, social security benefits, and health care coverage. Beyond paternal benefits, establishing paternity in Oregon benefits a mother if she wishes to seek monthly child support payments, as the state's child support program will require a paternity establishment.

How to Establish Paternity in West Linn, OR

Considering the benefits mentioned above, the state of Oregon makes it easy for two parents who agree upon a paternity claim to establish paternity. Following the birth of a child, the simplest way to establish paternity is by signing a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity form and filing it with Oregon Vital Records. This form will be presented by hospital staff and can be completed immediately after a child's birth.

However, if two parents do not agree that the alleged father is the biological father, the parent seeking paternity will instead need to submit a Declaration in Support of Establishing Paternity. From here, the Oregon Child Support Program will arrange DNA paternity testing of the mother, the alleged father, and the child to establish paternity. If testing can identify the biological father, then paternity can be properly established.

Highlighting the Importance of DNA Paternity Testing in West Linn, OR

While a court-ordered paternity establishment legally requires the use of DNA paternity testing before establishing paternity, there are still many parents who will act upon assumption and establish paternity without the use of DNA testing. Failing to use DNA testing to confirm the biological father in situations where the parents do not have full confidence could result in a man gaining legal rights and responsibilities over a child that is not his.

Bear in mind, if a West Linn man later learns that he is not a child's biological father, he will still be held responsible for any child support obligations up until paternity is disestablished in Clackamas County Court.

Last updated 8/18/2023

Some West Linn Neighborhoods That We Serve

Arrive West Linn
Carriage Meadows
Cascade Summit Apartment Homes
Larkspur West Linn
Skyline Ridge
Stafford-Rosemont Hamlet

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


"Why Establishing Paternity is Important." Oregon Department of Justice, https://www.doj.state.or.us/child-support/services/establish-paternity/
"Paternity Forms & Instructions." Oregon Health Authority, https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/BIRTHDEATHCERTIFICATES/CHANGEVITALRECORDS/Pages/InstructionsPaternity.aspx
"Declaration in Support of Establishing Paternity." Oregon Department of Justice, https://justice.oregon.gov/child-support/pdf/csf110112.pdf
"West Linn, OR." Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/west-linn--or/
"West Linn, OR." Apartments.com, https://www.apartments.com/west-linn-or/