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Hello there and thanks for inquiring about our services! Scroll down for FAQ or give us a call @ (805)270-5821. We are an affordable mobile DNA testing service proudly serving both Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties by appointment only. Let us provide you with the personalized care you deserve! 

***Important Notice as of 6/2021: All services are by advance appointment. Some restrictions may apply or service hours vary. Policies and pricing may have changed due to pandemic regulations and inflation costs depending upon your location. Service locations may vary. We are a medical contractor and courtesy providing service on behalf of the laboratory and will do our best to make arrangements with you. Appointments can be in both public or private settings. We kindly ask that if you utilize our business line via text message that you respect business hours. We would be happy to speak with you further and will do our best to meet your needs and get you seen right away. We reserve the right to refuse service. Thank you for understanding and choosing Central Coast Mobile DNA Services. 


Need Paternity(or other family relationship) Genetic DNA testing? We COME TO YOU! We offer mobile LEGAL DNA collection testing provided by professional medical laboratory personnel in the comfort of your home or office. All final DNA Genetic Profile Results are notarized and can be used for Court proceedings,  name changes and other Family law matters, Immigration, SSI, or simply for peace of mind. Our Laboratory is AABB certified and nationally accredited with the highest integrity in specimen collection analysis and rapid result turn around times. We have proudly been the only mobile DNA testing company serving the entire Central Coast since 2007. Call us for affordable rates, testing information, and to make an appointment @(805) 270-5821. All appointments and services are confidential. We service Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez, Lompoc, Santa Maria, Nipomo, Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo and surrounding areas. Thank you for inquiring about our services.

Q: Do you have an office I can go to?

A: No, we do not have a physical office for patients. We are mobile version of the laboratory and go to our client's home or office. We can also meet you at your Attorney, Doctor or other professional office, if you like. We may request to meet you in a public (but still private) area. This allows us to be more flexible, test parties at a seperate time, if necessary, gives you complete convenience and privacy and helps us keep our services more affordable than other labs that offer the same exact testing. Our services are by appointment only so please give us a call at least a couple days ahead of when you would like testing services. 

Q: What is the cost of a DNA test?

A: We know that DNA testing can be expensive and nerve wracking that is why we strive to keep our laboratory fees the most affordable and lowest on the Central Coast. We give you customized, convenient and flexible testing options at your home, office or location of choice, while strictly following the legal chain of custody guidelines. Notarized results are provided directly to you by our well known AABB accredited laboratory within 5-7 business days. We would need to speak with you for a direct quote as price can vary depending on what kind of DNA test you need, how many persons are being tested, and your Location. Mileage fees are waived for Lompoc and most areas of Santa Maria. As always, we take HIPAA laws very seriously and value your privacy. All calls and testing Services are completely confidential and you have complete control of where you want your genetic results sent. 

Q: Do you provide prenatal DNA tests (DNA testing for Paternity during pregnancy)?

A: No. Unfortunately, we do not provide any prenatal services at this time and aren't aware of any local labs that do perform prenatal genetic testing. Please call us when your baby is born and we can get you tested right away. 

Q: Do you provide testing service appointments on weekends and evenings?

A: Definitely! We try to be as flexible as possible and strive to meet the needs of each and every client. 

Q: Can I call or text to talk to someone directly?

A: Absolutely! We understand that Family matters can be complicated. We prefer to speak with you and together we can determine your testing needs and come up with a plan as everyone's situation is unique. Call or text (805)270-5821. We try to answer all your calls, but are often on the road, so please leave a message and someone will get back to you. 

Q: What do I need to have a Paternity or other Family DNA test done in the State of California?

A: You simply need to make an appointment. You do not need a doctor's or court order. All genetic testing is done by an AABB accredited laboratory and all results will be notarized and can be used in court or simply for peace of mind. All adults being tested must have a valid photo ID or driver's license. For any children being tested we need to see the child's birth certificate, a Social security or a medical ID card. Your mobile technician will go over everything at the time of your apointment. Most appointments take about 30 Minutes and samples are obtained via buccal swabs (cheek cells). Your technician will collect your information over the phone and send an invoice of testing services requested for payment to your phone or email. Once you pay for your services, your mobile lab technician will arrive in an unmarked car at the location you provided for your set appointment time. We provide gloves, hand sanitizer, Pens, test requistions, genetic collection kits and everything needed for your appointment. Your technician will arrive with a badge of identification and will Check your indentification, obtain signatures of consent, quick photos and a fingerprint (as required by law) and then obtain your dna and seal your specimens in front of you and any witnesses present.We explain everything and can answer any questions you may have. It is quick, easy and painless. 

Q: Are those drug store dna tests the same that you provide?
A: No. We are an AABB accredited laboratory and are overseen by OSHA, JCAHO and other laboratory accreditation organizations that provide strict protocols,facility standards and frequent laboratory inspections. We go to extensive measures to ensure quality control and specimen integrity. Our equipment is regularly cleaned, updated, calibrated and properly tested and your specimen is collected by a licensed professional using standard universal precautions, specimen collection procedure and a legal method called a chain of custody which ensures the proper collection paper trail and legal transfer of your specimens to the laboratory. Your genetic material is then analyzed and compared by trained CLS and Laboratory professionals. Your specimens and paperwork are labeled multiple times, color coded and triple checked through out the collection and testing process to avoid any mix ups and/or errors. Your final genetic profile analysis report is then signed off and notarized before final release. We are also HIPAA compliant and required to save your medical record for a certain Length of time by law. 
Drug store tests may be a bit cheaper in cost, but, like the saying goes, you get what you pay for. There seems to be a lack clinical laboratory oversight, collection methods/tests can easily be contaminated by user error, and drug store kit obtained results cannot be used for legal matters such as family court or child support. Also questionable or unknown are staff training, what Is done with your specimens long term, and what methods are in place and used to ensure quality control of both samples and test results. We do frequently get calls from clients that have used box tests and want help interpretating the results, however, we are unable to interpret or give any results from another laboratory, CLIA waived test or provider, nor can we provide you with any legal advice. We recommend you always use a reputable accredited laboratory with licensed staff for both collection and analysis for any genetic or medical testing needs and consult your physician. 

More questions? Give us a call! We would be happy to answer any other questions you may have or you can make an appointment right away with a qualified technician. We provide Mobile Legal Notarized Post-Natal Family Genetic testing services to Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties. Proudly serving the Central Coast as your Mobile AABB Accredited LabCorp provider for more than 10 years. 
***10% off for paid referrals. Please provide us a complete name of a previous patient, doctor or attorney that referred you to us and we'll take 10% off of your total bill. 


Opening Hours

Flexible hours of testing (evenings and weekend) By appointment 
Phone Hours Until 8pm 

Mon - Fri: 10am - 6pmSat: 10am - 2pmSun: Closed DNA Tests By Advance Appointment Only 
We are a mobile service and have a mobile business line. We may be with driving or with patients and unable to answer your call. Please leave a detailed message and we will return your call as soon as possible