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.
West Valley City, Utah – DNA Testing
Attorney Jill L. Coil serves West Valley City and Salt Lake County. She explains that in Utah, two parents who are not married at the time of conception or birth must establish paternity for the child to have a legal father. Coil said that paternity needs to be established for mothers to receive child support payments and that paternity also benefits fathers. “If you believe you are the father of a child, establishing legal paternity will allow you to have custody or visitation rights,” she said.
Importance of Establishing Paternity
West Valley City parents should establish paternity to ensure the child’s financial support. For fathers, establishing paternity allows them to receive visitation and custody orders. When a father becomes the legal father, he not only obtains visitation and custody rights but also has a say in decision-making for the child. Mothers benefit from paternity financially by receiving child support payments.
Children benefit from paternity establishment in several ways. In addition to financial support, a child with two parents has access to medical and heritage information from both families, access to benefits like life insurance, veteran’s benefits, and social security, and an opportunity for relationships with both parents.
Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in West Valley City, UT
West Valley City parents that aren’t married must establish paternity for the child to have a legal father and for the father to have parental rights. Paternity can be established voluntarily by signing a Declaration of Paternity, which should only be signed if both parents agree on paternity. Once the form is processed through the Department of Health’s Vital Records and Statistics, paternity can be established, and the father’s name can be added to the birth certificate. If there is a question about who the father is, do not sign the form. In this case, it’s best to get a DNA test to prove paternity before signing the voluntary Declaration of Paternity. If the parents cannot agree on paternity, even with DNA testing, they can go to court. The judge may order DNA testing and decide paternity based on evidence.
Last updated 10/7/2022
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