DNA Test – West Valley City, UT
Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in West Valley City, Utah at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (801) 783-4266 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 – West Valley City, Utah
Types of DNA Tests at our West Valley City, Utah clinics:
Paternity Testing can conclusively establish whether or not a man is the biological father of a child.
Relationship Testing for other close family relationships can be performed at our testing centers. Our DNA testing services can confirm or deny biological relationships between grandparents, grandchildren, siblings, half-siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews:
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 alleged father and child or children. 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 ordering one of our testing kits online and shipping the specimens back to us.
Legal DNA Tests vs. “Peace of Mind” At-Home Tests
A Legal Paternity Test is a court admissible lab testing service performed at an AABB accredited laboratory. 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. A legal paternity DNA test will hold up in court for such matters as child support or to change the name on a birth certificate. This test must be performed using strict chain of custody procedures. Our West Valley City DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.
How to schedule a DNA Test in West Valley City UT
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our West Valley City 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. Please call our customer service team to help you book your appointment over the phone, or set up your appointment easily online.
We have state of the art testing labs and friendly clinics that perform the DNA sample collection in West Valley City, plus many more locations throughout Utah and across the United States. During registration, we’ll show you the nearest locations for DNA testing so you can choose the site that’s most convenient. You’ll also pick the times and days 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 West Valley City as well as communities all across the nation.
Dedicated to Excellence
We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in West Valley City.
Local DNA Testing Info
Establishing Paternity in West Valley City, UT
As with most states, if two West Valley City, UT parents are married at the time of a child’s birth, legal paternity is automatically established. In these cases, Utah law presumes the husband is the biological father. For those who are not married, steps will need to be taken to legally establish paternity.
The easiest way to establish legal paternity in Utah is at the hospital following the child’s birth. During this time, both parents will be presented the opportunity to file a Voluntary Declaration of Paternity. If both parents are unable to sign the declaration at the hospital, one can be filed at either a Utah Office of Vital Records and Statistics or a West Valley City local health department at a later date.
When instances arise where either parent does not allow or agree to sign the declaration, it’s recommended that you file a paternity case through a Salt Lake County Family Court. From here, court-ordered DNA testing can be requested to legally establish paternity. Once paternity is established, parents may also request child support services or ask to establish a custody plan for the child.
Navigating Unique Paternity Issues in West Valley City, UT
Unique situations can arise when a man has a sexual relationship with a woman who gets pregnant, but then decides to place the baby up for adoption. To protect a father’s paternal rights, the state of Utah has established the Utah Adoption Act for those faced with this situation.
If a West Valley City man believes a woman is going to place his child up for adoption, he must first file a paternity action in a Utah District Court. He then will be required to file a Notice of Commencement of Paternity Proceeding with the Utah State Office of Vital Records and Statistics. A final affidavit will also need to be filed, stating to the court that he has full ability to have full custody, support the child, and pay the expenses of the mother’s pregnancy and childbirth.
If you or someone you know is faced with this concern, Utah recommends you seek legal help to streamline this process.
Experts in West Valley City, UT Say…
Determining paternity can be difficult for a mother who is unsure of her child’s father, which can leave the child without a legal father. West Valley City Paternity Attorney Christopher Ault recommends you head to court and request those who you suspect to be the father take a DNA paternity test. This is important, as correctly determining paternity can provide the child benefits, such as social security and military benefits, along with any inheritance down the line.