DNA Test - Wheat Ridge, CO

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Wheat Ridge, Colorado at a centrally located testing laboratory. Register now, or call us at (720) 943-5817 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 your Wheat Ridge DNA test appointment online. Our legal DNA test results can be used in court for matters such as: child support, birth certificates, and custody cases. Appointments can be scheduled together or separately. Legal DNA tests are done by cheek swab at our testing centers. We also offer home DNA test kits for peace of mind. DNA can be tested from hair, fingernails, and other specimens.

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DNA Test - Wheat Ridge, Colorado

Wheat Ridge CO DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Wheat Ridge, 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:

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 Wheat Ridge 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 Wheat Ridge CO

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Wheat Ridge 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 Wheat Ridge, plus many more locations throughout Colorado and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Wheat Ridge. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Wheat Ridge , 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 Wheat Ridge, CO was in 2019.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

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Experts Say...

Pearman Law Firm in Wheat Ridge explained why unwed parents should establish paternity. "More and more couples in Colorado, and elsewhere, are having children out of wedlock. While this is generally indicative of the changing traditional family landscape in the country, it also creates some parent rights issues," the law firm said. "When couples have children outside of marriage, there is no legal presumption regarding the identity of the child's father. Thus, unwed men must establish paternity in order to enact their parental rights." The law firm also said that establishing paternity provides benefits both parents and the child.

Establishing Paternity in Wheat Ridge, CO

Establishing paternity gives a child a sense of belonging and allows them to receive emotional and financial support from both parents. In Wheat Ridge, unmarried parents must establish paternity for the child to have a legal father. Once paternity is established, both parents share parental responsibilities, and the father can seek visitation and custody orders. Wheat Ridge parents can establish paternity by signing an Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP) form or by going to court. Parents should establish paternity before the child turns 18. Parents can sign an AOP form at the hospital when the child is born or at the Jefferson County Office of Vital Records and Statistics, located at 645 Parfet Street in Lakewood.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Wheat Ridge, CO

When establishing paternity in Wheat Ridge, alleged fathers have the right to DNA testing to prove paternity. Most men will admit to paternity if a DNA test shows at least 97% that he is the child's biological father. DNA tests show with almost 100% certainty that a man is a child's father. Tests performed at hospitals or medical facilities are accepted as proof of paternity in court paternity cases.

Last updated 7/14/2023

Neighborhoods In and Around Wheat Ridge That We Serve

Applewood Villages
Columbia Heights
Garrison Lakes
Leppla Manor
Maple Grove Village
Olinger Gardens
Ridgeview Estates
Vista Ridge
Wheat Ridge/Town Center

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