Carroll's lawyers say they officially notified Trump's lawyer that he should send a DNA sample before March for "analysis and comparison against unidentified male DNA present in the dress".
Carroll sued over statements Trump later made, when he said he did not know her and that she was "totally lying" in order to boost book sales. "My attorney @kaplanrobbie has served notice to @realDonaldTrump's attorney to submit a sample of Trump's DNA", Carroll wrote on Twitter. Other unnamed people were tested and eliminated as possible contributors to the mix, the report said.
In a statement on Thursday, Carroll said that since the alleged encounter with Trump, she had worn the dress only at a photoshoot for the NY article. While a 1987 photo shows them and their then-spouses at a social event, Trump dismissed it as a moment when he was "standing with my coat on in a line".
Carroll's lawyer Roberta Kaplan in a statement called it "standard operating procedure in these circumstances" to obtain DNA samples from accused people.
She said she happened to run into the real estate mogul at the department store where they chatted and joked together until Trump cornered her in a dressing room, yanked down her tights, and raped her. Carroll said she fought back and eventually got away. She seeks unspecified damages and Trump's retraction of his statements.
"Unidentified male DNA on the costume may show that Donald Trump not exclusively is aware of who I'm, but additionally that he violently assaulted me in a dressing room at Bergdorf Goodman after which defamed me by mendacity about it and impugning my character", Carroll mentioned in an announcement Thursday.
A NEW section of president Donald Trump's USA border wall has been blown over by high winds - landing on the Mexican side. A Manhattan decide declined to take action earlier this month, saying the legal professional hadn't correctly backed up his arguments that the case didn't belong in a NY courtroom. Carroll says she's worn the dress only once since the assault.
Carroll sued Trump in November. Two colleagues later came forward to corroborate her account. Trump has denied knowing Carroll and the alleged encounter.
Former president Bill Clinton took a similar test during an investigation into whether he had sex with former intern Monica Lewinsky.
After Clinton's DNA was found on the dress, he acknowledged an "inappropriate intimate relationship" with Lewinsky.
Clinton was impeached by the Home in December 1998 and later acquitted by the Senate.
Trump and other speakers praised Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter and senior adviser, for her work on the issue.