2. Get authorization from your doctor or lawyer.
Paternity testing in New York State must be authorized by a physician or attorney licensed in New York.
3. Call IDENTIGENE to make a collection appointment.IMPORTANT: Your doctor or lawyer can also collect samples for you, which may be less expensive than scheduling a separate collection appointment.
4. Bring your kit and your photo ID to your appointment.
For participants without an ID, the collector can accept a recent, clear photo; the collector may even take a picture at the time of collection. The collector will verify ID and complete a chain-of-custody form for each person.
5. At the appointment, collect samples using simple cheek swabs.
To maintain chain-of-custody, the collector will send all samples and paperwork directly to IDENTIGENE.