Aunt-Uncle DNA Test
|An avuncular test is done to establish whether an aunt and/or uncle are the biological relatives of their niece or nephew. An avuncular test is normally done when a paternity test is not an option and thus, the only means of establishing paternity is by testing the alleged father’s relatives to see whether they are related to the child in question. The lab cannot perform this test if the aunt / uncle is NOT a full sibling to the alleged father in question.
We strongly suggest including the sample of a known parent to provide stronger results.
The standard test requires any of the following: aunt/uncle/nephew/niece; however, you may choose to add more relatives, for example another uncle or auntie. We strongly advise sending in the mother’s DNA sample to be able to provide a stronger result by excluding her share in the genetic heredity of the child thereby enabling a more focused comparison of DNA between the father’s relatives and the child.
How is the avuncular test result calculated?
The avuncular index will be calculated depending on the common genetic material shared between the people tested. To be noted, that the genetic material shared between aunt and/or uncle and their niece or nephew is less than that shared between father and child. The DNA profiles of all participants are extracted from a simple pain-free mouth swab. For instructions on how to collect the DNA samples, visit our sample collection guide.
How to order your aunt-uncle DNA test
homeDNAdirect US offers the avuncular DNA test starting from only $299. This price includes one aunt or uncle and one niece or nephew (as in, the alleged father’s child). You will receive you results in only 5-7 working days! Simply click on the ‘Order Now’ button below to request your kit today.
You may keep reading about the rest of our relationship DNA tests or contact us directly should you need assistance in selecting the right one for you.