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Genetic Reconstruction DNA Test



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100% Accurate – Results in 2 business days


What is included: A 24  marker family reconstruction DNA test, USPS Priority shipping of a Journey Genetic Testing collection kit, detailed collection instructions, a prepaid return mailer for your DNA samples, lab processing fees, and results from our AABB accredited testing laboratory.

Who is included: One child, one mother, and two paternal relatives. The paternal relatives can be a combination of the alleged father’s parents or full/half siblings. Cousins cannot be included on this test. If the mother of the child is not testing, then it is required that three paternal relatives submit DNA samples for this test. Additional paternal relatives, up to five total, 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.

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.  ish to send more than one kit please indicate this on the order form.

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

Payment Options: We offer several ways to pay when you order a paternity DNA test. You can choose to pay with a credit or debit card, and PayPal.

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 Genetic Reconstuction DNA Test, also called a Family Reconstruction, will provide answer s to the question of whether a the "target" participant (this is the person in question) is biologically related to two or more paternal relatiives. This is an indirect way to determine paternity. This test is usually done when the alleged father is unavailable, or unwilling, to participate in a DNA test to determine direct paternity. 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 and family relationship genetic 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 determing a paternaal family 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.

FAQs About Genetic Reconstruction DNA Testing

What Is A DNA Reconstruction Test Used For?

This type of test is used to confirm if a child is related to the possible father’s close relatives, when the possible father isn’t available for testing. There are, of course, other scenarios when type of test can help solve complex relationship questions.

If you have questions, please either call us at 1-855-362-5224, or complete our information request form and we will get back to you quickly with answers.

How Many People Need To Participate In A Family Reconstruction Test?

The minimum number of participants we recommend is three. There is no set number of people who need to participate, as each situation is unique, and this question is answered on a case-by-case basis. A general guideline is: the more close relatives who can test, the stronger the result.

Can Cousins Participate In This Test?

No. The closer the potential biological relation to the person in question, the better. Biological cousins do not share enough DNA with the child to be helpful in confirming a family relationship.

Can I Use Something Other Than A Mouth Swab?

Not on this test. In order to perform the complex testing involved, a buccal swab (mouth swab) needs to be sent for each person testing.

What If Everyone Lives In Different Cities?

It is a simple process for DNA to be collected at different locations. We understand extended family members are often living in different locations. When you order your test, just indicate how many DNA collection kits need to be mailed to however many family members are participating in the test.

Can The Results Be Used In Court Or For Legal Reasons?

Probably not. Unlike paternity, sibling, avuncular and grandparent DNA tests, most courts do not to accept results for a family reconstruction test, as there is no chain of custody proof of the relatives testing and how they are related to each other, established through multiple DNA tests.

If you need results for court, establishing inheritance rights, or other legal reasons, we suggest a legal paternity test, legal sibling test, legal grandparent test, or a legal avuncular test, which are accepted in court.


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 a Family Genetic Reconstruction Test report below to give you an idea of what the results you receive will look like. 

If the relationship can be genetically support, the probability of relationship will show in the range of 91% to 99.9+% probability of relationship. Do not confuse the probability of relationship with the accuracy of the test. The test results delivered to you will be 100% accurate in the reporting. As this is not a direct paternity test, it is based on the loci shared between the family members. Anything in the probability range about can be ruled a conclusive result for the relationship to exisit.

If the probability range is below 9%, then the results will show that the relationship is excluded, and cannot be supported by genetic evidence from those testing. Below is an example of a report showing an exclusion of a suspected relationship.

Reconstruction Exclusion

Of course, 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.

January 4, 2024

Outstanding service and helpfulness.

Mary C

Exceptional Service

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

December 17, 2023

You were very helpful and helped me to set clear expectations. The results approved 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

December 8, 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.

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