What is Avuncular DNA testing?
An Avuncular DNA test, also known as an Aunt/Uncle DNA test, allows the brother or sister of the suspected parent to participate in a DNA test to verify their biological relationships with a possible niece or nephew. There are many reasons why a biological parent may not be available for testing, and this DNA test an accurate way to learn the truth about the relationship without taking a paternity or maternity DNA test.
When we perform an Avuncular DNA Test, we examine specific genetic markers that relate to the aunt/uncle relationship and analyze them to determine the statistical probability that an individual is the biological aunt or uncle of a particular child (minor or adult). While we can certainly obtain an accurate result with just one aunt/uncle and one niece/nephew being tested, we do suggest that if possible you add the mother’s DNA sample. Bio-Gene DNA does not charge an additional fee to test the mother’s DNA sample if it is submitted at the same time as the other DNA samples. If the mother is not available to provide a DNA sample we can still peform the testing.
Avuncular DNA test accuracy
Aunt-Uncle DNA testing is based on the statistical probability that two or more people are related by bloodlines. The industry standard for DNA testing of this type compares only 16 alleles (genetic markers) in an attempt to arrive at a conclusion regarding the suspected relationship.
Bio-Gene DNA holds the position that utilizing the industry standard 16 markers is not a sufficient standard to perform adequate testing for an Aunt/Uncle relationship due to not enough markers being tested to feel confident about the results.
When only 16 markers are being considered in the testing process, there is a very good possibility that an inconclusive result will be reported. Even worse, a false negative or false positive is also a potential outcome.
The more genetic markers that are examined means a more accurate DNA test result. It’s a scientific fact. That’s why we guarantee to provide the most accurate Avuncular DNA test available
Bio-Gene DNA will only perform Avuncular DNA tests with 24 genetic markers as part of our policy and procedural standards. We guarantee the DNA testing results we deliver to be at least 1,000 times more powerful than the standard processing occurring today.
Do you need to test someone who lives in another location? We can do that!
We can send DNA collection kits to multiple addresses for the same test. When ordering, just select how many kits you need (one per address is suggested). List the names and addresses we are shipping to on the order form. Each test kit will be coded with your case number and matched with both the name of the person and your unique case number in lab. Testing will begin once all samples have been received.
Get your DNA results in one business day!
All Aunt or Uncle DNA test results are processed and ready for you in one business day once all samples have been received at the lab. Bio-Gene DNA provides you with the most accurate results in the fasted time of any DNA testing laboratory available. There is no additional cost for this service.
How much does an Avuncular DNA test cost?
A DNA test may well be the most important test you will ever take. We guarantee the highest quality testing at the most affordable prices. We process thousands of DNA samples every year for lawyers, physicians, adoption agencies, and private individuals. Your choices are outlined in the fee schedule below.
|Number Of People Testing||Processing Time||Cost|
|Child & Uncle or Aunt||1 Business Day||$179|
|Child, Mother, Aunt or Uncle||1 Business Day||$179|
|Each Additional Child or Relative||1 Business Day||+$100|
|Each Non-Standard Sample||1-3 Business Day||+$100|
Commonly Asked Questions
The results for private at home testing are the exact same results as produced for legally admissible tests.
Our mission statement is to provide the most accurate DNA testing at the lowest possible cost to allow those who are seeking the truth to be able to afford it. We understand the responsibility that comes with this service and we want to do it accurately, quickly, and affordably.
Results are available to the ordering party through a secure client portal that is password protected. Your test results are provided in a .PDF format as soon as they are released from testing and reviewed for accuracy. Generally the results are available 3-5 business days after the lab receives the DNA samples, depending on the DNA test.
While uncommon, there may be times that an extra 24-48 hours may be needed if the samples require extended testing or special treatment. We do not charge extra for extended work or special circumstances.
While we never want a delay past our committed time for standard processing, we believe it is worth a short amount of extra work to be certain that the results we deliver to you are the most accurate that can be attained.
Can I do a paternity test with my uncle?
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How to collect a DNA sample
Our standard DNA testing procedure, and the most accurate method of collecting a DNA sample, is to use a buccal swab (similar to a “Q-tip” cotton swab) rubbed on the inner cheeks of the mouth of those being tested. Mouth swabs are simple to use and yield enough DNA to successfully complete a DNA test.
We realize that sometimes it may not be possible to provide an oral swab DNA sample and that a person may wish to test other sources of genetic material. Under these circumstances DNA samples such as hair, a toothbrush, or blood stains known to have belonged to the other person being tested may be able to be used. We are able to test alternative samples, at a slight extra fee.
To learn more about alternate non-standard samples, click HERE.