Paternity testing is a process that has been used since the late 80s to determine the father of a child. Traditionally, paternity tests were performed by taking blood samples from the potential fathers and the child in question. This process was often invasive and uncomfortable for all parties involved. Recently, however, a new type of paternity test has emerged that uses fingernail clippings instead of blood samples. This type of paternity test is known as a fingernail paternity test, and it is becoming increasingly popular due to its discrete nature and non-invasive approach.
The paternity test using fingernails is just as accurate as the paternity test using blood or saliva. The only difference is how the sample is collected. In order to collect a DNA sample for this type of paternity test, you will need to clip a small piece of your nail off and send it to our lab. Once we receive your samples, our paternity experts will test the DNA and provide you with results within five to seven business days.
If you’re not able to get fingernail clippings for the paternity test – we can also
perform a toothbrush paternity test. This paternity test uses a toothbrush that the potential father has used within the past six months. Simply mail us the toothbrush, and we will swab it for DNA and compare it to the child’s DNA sample. You can learn more about paternity testing with a toothbrush by tapping or clicking here.