People who opt to perform a paternity test with a toothbrush or any other forensic sample like ear wax on a q-tip or a hair follicle DNA sample. These people use this option to 1. not the alleged father if its the mother. 2. If the father has limited access to his alleged child. Many men would opt to use a toothbrush sample.3. When a father or an adult child are content or, do not feel the need to perform a DNA paternity test. The other party, Usually the mother may use a toothbrush DNA testing sample to perform DNA testing.
How should I collect a toothbrush DNA sample for DNA paternity testing?
The process is actually simple. First, it is important to note that the father or child in which the DNA testing sample belongs has used the toothbrush for at least 60-90 days minimum. Assuming this is this case, Take the toothbrush and allow it to air dry. This should be done only if the toothbrush it has been recently used to dry out the moisture and bacteria. Drying time of the toothbrush DNA testing sample should be for a minimum of 30 minutes to an hour. After allowing the toothbrush to dry. Please place the toothbrush DNA testing sample into a paper bag. Make sure you label the bag accordingly by placing the name of the person who you would like to have tested.
Please note, there are situations where some mothers may want to use toothbrush DNA testing samples for both a father and child. The information stated in this post is viable for handling to or more forensic samples.
It is also important to note, In the state of New York. All residents of the state are required to acquire one of the three following instruments.
1. A prescription referral from an NYS licensed physician.
2. A letter requesting a paternity test from an NYS licensed Attorney.
3. Or, A court order from New York State Family Court Judge.
If you are unable to acquire one of the three above mention instruments. Unfortunately, we will not be able to perform any DNA relationship testing service. It is important that we are clear. New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) regulations state all type DNA testing. Therefore this would include peace of mind, forensic DNA testing.