DNA Test - Westminster, CO

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Westminster, Colorado at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (720) 943-5762 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 - Westminster, Colorado

Westminster CO DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Westminster, Colorado 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 Westminster 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 Westminster CO

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Westminster 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 Westminster, plus many more locations throughout Colorado and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Westminster. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Westminster , CO 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. The first DNA test we performed in Westminster, CO was in 2020.

Dedicated to Excellence

We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in Westminster. 

Westminster, Colorado - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Westminster, Colorado

Parents have two options to establish paternity in Westminster, Colorado. If they are unwed but both agree on who the biological father is, they can sign the Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity (VAP). Once signed, they can add the father's name to the child's birth certificate. If either parent changes their mind after signing the VAP, they have sixty days to revoke it. After that, the court must be involved to make any changes to legally established parentage.

Sometimes, parents do not agree on the biological father and choose to go to court so the judge can establish paternity. The judge can request a DNA test to prove whether the alleged father is the biological father. The judge can also establish visitation rights, custody, child support, health insurance, and payments for court costs, including genetic testing fees.

Westminster, Colorado: Benefits of establishing paternity

Multiple benefits come with establishing paternity. One of them is undoubtedly financial support from both parents, but the child can also get other benefits, such as:

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Health or life insurance benefits
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Veteran's or disability benefits, if applicable
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Knowing both parents and having both their names on the birth certificate
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Sense of identity
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Access to medical history from both sides of the family

Also, for men who want to be in the child's life, establishing paternity will give them rights for visitation and custody, or they may even request joint custody with the mother. Legal paternity can give the father equal rights in decisions about education, healthcare, welfare, or religious upbringing.

In addition to these benefits, children that know both parents are usually more emotionally stable, which can lead to healthier lives. Studies have shown that kids with both parents are less likely to have early pregnancies, end up in jail, or not finish school. Generally, they have a better chance of a good quality of life.

Last updated 10/25/2022

Neighborhoods Served in Westminster

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Kings Mill
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Madison Hill
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Chapters
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Apple Blossom Lane
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Legacy Ridge
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Countryside
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Shaw Heights
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The Ranch
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Westcliff
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Pebble Brook

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:

Citations

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What is paternity and how do I establish it in Colorado? Colorado Legal Services. (2019, August 28). Retrieved October 25, 2022, from https://www.coloradolegalservices.org/node/38/what-paternity-and-how-do-i-establish-it-colorado