Aunt & Uncle (Avuncular) DNA Test
All testing performed by an accredited laboratory.
(Additional participants may be added for an additional fee.)
DNA Direct offers confidential, accurate, fast, and affordable avuncular testing services.
Avuncular tests calculate the likelihood of relatedness between a child and an aunt or uncle.
Because a child inherits exactly half of its genes from its biological father, and because the biological father shares (on average) half of his genes in common with his full sibling, the child will share (on average) half of its paternal genes in common with the full sibling of the biological father. Based upon the number of genetic matches, the laboratory calculates the statistical likelihood that the alleged aunt/uncle is biologically related to the child versus being unrelated.
It is important to understand that it may not be possible to achieve a conclusive result. Even though they have the same parents, a full sibling of the alleged father is not genetically identical to the alleged father and may have inherited numerous genetic markers that the alleged father did not. On the average, testing an alleged father’s full sibling allows us to determine only half of his genes. To increase the certainty of the results, testing the mother of the child is strongly recommended, as it allows us to identify genetic markers of the child that were inherited maternally and to eliminate them from consideration as possible paternal markers.
We understand your need for results to remain confidential. Once testing is complete, we will only send results to the email address you provide when the order is placed. We will not issue results over the phone.
- First, order a DNA test kit. Inside the kit you'll find, easy-to-follow instructions, DNA kit registration instructions, two cheek swabs for each person being tested, and a prepaid return you'll use to send your DNA test samples to the laboratory.
- Second, collect your DNA samples, complete the DNA kit registration, and return them to our testing laboratory.
- Third, when the laboratory receives your returned DNA kit, it will analyze your samples in two business days, prepare your results, and deliver your final report by email.
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