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Avuncular DNA Test




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Aunt - Uncle DNA Test

What is included: A 24 marker avuncular DNA test (if necessary, we will test up to 46 genetic markers, if applicable, to obtained the strongest result at no additional charge), USPS Priority shipping of a Journey Genetic Testing collection kit (USA addresses), detailed collection instructions, a prepaid return label for your DNA samples (USA addresses only for prepaid overnight mailer), lab processing fees, and results from our AABB accredited testing laboratory.

Who is included: One aunt or uncle and one niece or nephew. The mother of the child’s DNA sample is also included at no additional charge if you wish to include her at the time of the order. Additional nieces or nephews may be added at an additional cost as shown on the order form.

How we send the DNA collection kit: USPS Priority mail. You will by emailed a tracking number from the USPS when the kit ships. Kits shipped to addresses outside of the USA are sent USPS First Class International. There is a small additional fee to ship a kit outside of the USA).

If you need to send a kit to more than one address: You have the option of sending additional testing kits to other addresses if needed. Each additional kit is $14.95 and includes USPS Priority shipping, collection materials, instructions, and a prepaid overnight return label for the samples (USA addresses only for prepaid overnight mailer). If you wish to send more than one kit please indicate this on the order form.

When your results will  be ready: 1-2 business days after the lab receives all of the DNA samples.

Payment Options: We offer several ways to pay when you order a sibling DNA test. You can choose to pay with a credit, debit, or prepaid card with a VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express logo. You may also pay through PayPal, and if you do not already have a PayPal account, you can set one up easily. We also financing options through Affirm. Affirm does not perform a hard credit check. Affirm offers both a Pay In 4 Payment plan, as well as offering up to a 12 month payment plan. Affirm is an independent company that we partner with, however the decision to extend financing is their decision alone.

If you don’t want a kit mailed to your home or you are in a rush and don’t want to wait for a kit to arrive: We offer the option to make your own DNA kit to allow you to be discreet if your circumstances call for that. Just select the “Make Your Own Kit” option on the order form and we will email you the instructions, your case number, and the address to send your samples to. The lab processing time is the same as with our Journey Genetic Testing collection kit.  

Our Avuncular DNA Test will provide a conclusive answer to the question of whether a suspected aunt or uncle is biologically related to a child in question. This is an indirect way to determine paternity. If the full brother or sister of the alleged father shows as related, then their brother is the biological father of a child. Journey Genetic Testing is here to help you on this journey of self-discovery in learning the truth through DNA.

  • You Will Have Access To Our Expertise: We are leaders in DNA Avuncular testing. Our Genetic Consultants have a deep understanding of paternity issues and the latest advancements in DNA analysis.
  • We Guarantee Accurate DNA Results: Using the most advanced technology, our AABB parent lab will provide you with 100% accurate results. Your testing is performed twice to ensure your report is correct.
  • We Provide Everything You Need: Our kit is shipped USPS Priority and includes everything you need. We also include a pre-paid overnight return label for sending your DNA samples to our parent laboratory.
  • We Make Sure This Is An Easy Process: Our DNA test kit includes simple instructions for collecting your samples, making the process easy and stress-free.
  • Your Information Is Confidential: We know how sensitive personal DNA information is. This information will never be sold and will only be used to test for an Avuncular relationship.
  • You Will Have Personalized Customer Support: Our friendly and knowledgeable team is here to answer any questions you may have along the way.

Step-By-Step Directions

The mouth (buccal) swabs are packaged in sterile packaging. You will have two packets. Each packet contains TWO swabs. You will use all 4 swabs for each person.

Step 1: Complete the information on the DNA collection envelopes.

The names listed should be the same as you put on your order form. There will be one collection envelope for each person whose DNA is being collected.

Step 2: Open the paper packaging and remove the swabs.

Please be careful to handle the swabs on the long handle (the non-cotton end) only. DO NOT, at any time, touch the cotton end with your hands or fingers.

Step 3: With clean dry hands, collect cheek cells by rolling the tip of the sample collection swab firmly on the inside of the right cheek and under the tongue for 20-30 seconds.

Be sure to roll the swab over the entire inner cheek surface. Repeat this process for the same individual with the second swab. You should use two swabs on the inside of the right cheek and two swabs on the inside of the left cheek. Repeat the process for every individual being tested using a different set of swabs and envelope for each person.

Step 4: The mouth swabs should be dry before putting them into the collection envelope.

The best way of doing this without risking contamination is to place them in an upright position in a clean dry glass. Do not put more than one person's DNA samples into a glass at a time. The DNA samples of each person must never touch each other. Once they are dry, place them back into the correct envelopes.

Step 5: Place all of the swab envelopes, plus and any included forms that you have completed, into the large pre-paid FedEx return envelope.

Then simply return them to a FedEx office or call FedEx to pick it up at a time that fits your schedule.

These FAQs are a resource to help answer  your questions, and any concerns, related to Avuncular DNA testing. Discover how Avuncular  tests work, when to consider them, and what to anticipate during the process. Whether you're seeking information for personal reasons or legal matters, we want to provides the answers you need to make informed decisions about your Avuncular DNA test.

Most Often Asked Questions About Avuncular Testing

When Do You Need An Avuncular DNA Test?

People choose an avuncular DNA test is to establish paternity when the suspected biological father is unavailable. This can be due to reasons such as his passing, being in prison, or refusing to undergo regular DNA testing.

Determining paternity can be a critical help in many situations. These include custody and child support orders, inheritance claims, acquisition of Social Security survivorship benefits, and establishing a family relationship for immigration sponsorship.

Can I Determine Paternity Using An Avuncular DNA Test?

An Aunt – Uncle DNA test will provide you with an accurate statistical probability of those taking the test of having a biological relationship of aunt or uncle and niece or nephew. The results of our avuncular test can conclusively prove or disprove the paternity of a brother or sister of the aunt or uncle participating in the test.

How Do I Collect DNA For An Avuncular Test?

The DNA collection process is very easy to do, and we provide step-by-step details in your DNA kit. We collect the DNA with an easy cheek swab. The swabs should either be a buccal swab, or a clean “Q-tip” style cotton swab. All you need to do is rub the swab up and down on the inside of the cheek to collect skin cells from the inner cheek and gums. You can find detailed instructions by clicking on "How To Collect A DNA Sample."

We have all the DNA samples tested twice. We need to have 4 mouth swabs per person, which we will provide you (two swabs on each side of the mouth). After collecting the DNA specimen, just place the samples in the envelope we provide and place that in the prepaid return mailer. Then the samples are sent to the lab and testing begins.

After we receive all the avuncular samples at our lab, we will send you an email to let you know that the testing has started. You should anticipate receiving the results of your aunt-uncle DNA test via email within only 2 business days.

Is There A Legal Avuncular DNA Test?

Our at home informational test provides you with a 100% accurate answer as to whether or not there is aunt/uncle relationship that exists between test participants.

If you need avuncular DNA test results that are admissible in a court of law or other agency, we can provide our AABB accredited legal aunt/uncle DNA test. The legal avuncular DNA test results have various applications, including child support cases, visitation rights, changing a name on a birth certificate, estate or probate matters, immigration cases, and more.

Is It Necessary To Include The Mother's DNA?

Whenever you can, it's suggested the mother's DNA sample into the child's test. This streamlines the entire process, as it helps the lab identify and eliminates the mother’s DNA from the child’s genetic makeup. Including the mother's DNA sample with the initial testing won't result in any extra cost.

How Are Aunt-Uncle Test Results Determined?

We determine the results by considering two key factors. The first is the number of genetic matches between the child and the alleged aunt or uncle. This results in a statistical probability of these matches occurring by chance. Secondly, we compute both of these numbers and then make a comparison to derive a percentage that indicates the likelihood. The higher the percentage of probability, the likelier it is that there is an aunt/uncle relationship. However, it's important to remember that an avuncular test doesn't have to demonstrate a 100 percent probability to be scientifically accurate. A result with a percentage of 91.0% or higher is regarded as conclusive.

Can We Still Do A DNA Test If We Live In Different Locations?

Yes! If the participants live at different addresses, different cities, or even in different states, we can send separate DNA kits to everyone involved.

To send a second kit to a different address, simply select the "additional kits" option on your order form. Next, provide the second address in the designated section for kit delivery.

Is It Possible To Send Something Other Than A Mouth Swab For Testing?

Yes. A mouth swab is what we call a standard sample. However, we acknowledge that on some occasions, it might not be feasible to furnish a mouth swab, particularly when considering discreet testing.. In certain situations, a family member may have passed away, be in prison, or just not accessible. We can test things like a toothbrush, nail clippings, ear wax, hair with the root attached, and other items. You can learn more about non-standard samples by going to Alternative DNA Samples.


Your DNA test results will be easy to read and understand. We will also provide you with our "Understanding Your DNA Results" booklet.

We are providing examples of Avuncular Test reports below to give you an idea of what the results you receive will look like. 

In this first example, the genetic test results show that the alleged uncle tested is the biological uncle of the child. This means that his brother (who is his full sibling) is the father of the child tested. In this way, paternity is indirectly verified.

Avuncular Inclusion

In this second example, we can see that a biological relationship of paternal aunt does not exist between the alleged aunt and child. This is would indicate that her brother is most likely not the father of the child tested.

As you can see, the reports provide the information needed to know the likelihood of aunt or uncle relationship. Your results will be 100% accurate. Once you get your DNA report back, if you have questions, we are happy to provide you with help if needed. 

REAL CLIENT REVIEWS You can read more of our firsthand reviews from customers who have done their DNA testing through our company by clicking on CLIENT REVIEWS. We take pride in delivering a top-notch 5-star customer experience. Reach out to us with any questions. We look forward to helping you on your journey to truth through DNA.

Outstanding service.

Rated 5.0 out of 5
January 4, 2024

Outstanding service and helpfulness.

Mary C

Exceptional Service

Rated 5.0 out of 5
December 23, 2023

I purchased a test for my son, and it arrived promptly within two days. After sending it back via mail on Wednesday, I received the results by Friday. I highly recommend this service.

Richard D

You were very Helpful

Rated 5.0 out of 5
December 17, 2023

You were very helpful and helped me to set clear expectations. The results arroved more quickly than I thought they would. This company demonstrated to me the professional reliability I expected from an accredited laboratory. Wholeheartedly recommended.

John A

Thank you for your help and guidance

Rated 5.0 out of 5
December 9, 2023

It had been over a year since I’d talked to my last living grandparent so there was tension right from the beginning. Fortunately Journey Genetic Testing has experience helping people dealt with family tensions – I don’t know how we would have got through this without your help!

Tony G

Pleased with service received.

Rated 5.0 out of 5
December 8, 2023

I ordered the test for legal purposes for one of my clients. The entire process was swift and straightforward. I will use Journey again.

Michael D