Avuncular DNA Test – 100% Accurate
Avuncular DNA Testing
Our Avuncular DNA test is often called an Aunt or Uncle test. This kind of DNA test is frequently used when it’s not possible for the father to undergo a paternity test. The easiest way to collect a DNA sample involves gently rubbing a cotton swab against the inside of the cheek. This is where the cells containing DNA for this test are located. It is fast and painless.
DNA testing has been helpful in bringing together families. It can also answer questions about heritage. Legal avuncular DNA testing helps resolve legal issues. Whether for personal curiosity or legal purposes, avuncular DNA testing offers vital insights into the complexities of family relationships.
We use a process that compares the DNA of a possible niece or nephew with those of their possible aunt or uncle. The testing examines genetic markers, which are specific regions of your DNA. These markers vary from person to person and help identify genetic similarities or differences between the child and the alleged aunt or uncle.
The more genetic markers that two people have in common, the more likely that have a biological relationship.
What This DNA Test Will Prove
If the DNA report shows they are related, then their brother is the biological father of the child. Aunt-Uncle testing can also be used to determine the identity of a child’s mother. This is especially useful in situations where the child was adopted or was missing and has been located. A maternal avuncular test would use a full brother or sister of the mother, using the same process as with the father. The DNA report will also show if they are not related. Either way, the results will provide clarity and reassurance to anyone taking it.
Our Aunt-Uncle testing can also be used to prove maternity for a child who was adopted, or was missing. A maternal avuncular test would use a full brother or sister of the suspected mother, using the same process.
Avuncular testings can only be done with the alleged parent’s full brother or sister. If only a half-sibling of the possible parent is available, you may want to consider a Genetic Reconstruction DNA test instead. You learn more about this option by clicking on Genetic Reconstruction.
How Accurate Is An Aunt-Uncle DNA Test ?
Aunt-Uncle DNA testing, like grandparent and sibling DNA tests, rely on statistical probabilities. These probabilities will show if the two or more people are related through bloodlines. The accuracy of any avuncular DNA test depends on the number of genetic markers analyzed. The other important factor is the laboratory’s expertise.
The DNA industry standard for DNA testing of this type compares only 16–20 alleles (aka genetic markers). We believe that only meeting the minimum standard is insufficient to perform accurate testing. This is because there is simply not enough DNA being tested to allow us to feel confident about the results. For example, when only 16–20 markers are being considered in the testing process, the majority of cases show inconclusive results.
Why We Are Different
Journey Genetic Testing performs Avuncular DNA testing with 24 genetic marker (aka loci) as part of our procedural standards. The additional 4 loci tested will increase the strength of the findings by over 800%. If we cannot reach a conclusive result with our standard 24 markers, we will automatically examine additional markers, which may include combining X or Y Chromosome testing. You will not have any added costs if we have to look at more markers.
We can, in almost every case, reach a conclusive result with just one aunt/uncle and one niece/nephew. However, we do suggest that, if possible, you include the niece or nephew’s mother’s DNA sample. You won’t incur an additional fee for testing a mother’s DNA sample when it’s included with the other DNA samples. If the mother is not available to provide a DNA sample, we will still perform the testing, and may increase the markers if necessary.
Experts Will Review Your Results
We take accuracy seriously, so we test all DNA specimens twice. Once the report is complete, a Ph.D. expert reviews and signs it. We never send test results without this review. We’ll send your results to you through email in a .PDF format, and you can print them if you’d like. In nearly 99.5% of situations, we finish all the testing and deliver the results in only two business days.
Reasons You Might Need An Avuncular Test
- Peace of mind – Sometimes you might wonder about your family connections. A relationship DNA test can help you feel calm and clear about things. The test will show if a niece or nephew is truly related to an aunt or uncle.
- Adoption or surrogacy situations – Sometimes, when adoption or surrogacy happens, it’s not easy to know where a child comes from. An avuncular DNA test can help figure out if someone is a potential aunt or uncle. It can also tell important things about a child’s genes.
- Medical reasons – If a child needs a special transplant to save their life, there might be aunts or uncles who could help. They could be good donors.
- Legal reasons – When there are arguments about things like money or who gets what after someone passes away, knowing if you’re really related to an aunt or uncle can be important. The test results can also serve as evidence in a court to demonstrate whether you are truly related or not.
How Much Does An Aunt-Uncle DNA Test Cost?
We understand how import the answers you get are to you. Journey Genetic Testing is committed to delivering the best quality, and ensuring 100% accuracy in our DNA testing results. We want to make available to you, at the most affordable prices, this DNA service.
Some companies focus on “cheap” DNA tests. Do you really want to base these life changing results to a cheap company? We don’t offer cheap DNA services. However, we do offer affordable Avuncular DNA testing.
Avuncular tests, when not needed for legal purposes, are typically available and usually cost between $300 to $500 for each test. Honestly, that’s quite expensive. There’s really no good reason for such high prices. We perform all our testing in a lab accredited by AABB, an organization highly regarded in the field.. We test a lot of DNA to make sure our results are right. Furthermore, we also give you the option to pay with a 0% interest payment plan using Affirm. And guess what? All of this costs a lot less than what other labs charge.
Our Price Is All Inclusive
|Number Of People Testing|
|Child & Uncle or Aunt – $139.00|
|Child, Mother, Aunt or Uncle – $139.00|
|Each Additional Aunt Or Uncle – $100.00|
|Each Additional Child – $75.00|
|Each Non-Standard Sample – $100.00|
Other Relationship DNA Tests
There are other DNA tests to verify a relationship if an aunt-uncle test is not right for you. A sibling DNA test can determine if participants are full-siblings or half-siblings, or are not siblings at all. A grandparent DNA test is often possible when one or both of the father’s parents are willing to undergo testing. In cases where those involved are only male, you might consider a Y-Chromosome test. Opting for this test may yield a more robust outcome compared to an aunt or uncle test. Additionally, the result of this test will be a straightforward Yes-or-No response, instead of a percentage probability.
Your DNA Test Results
Aunts, uncles, and grandparents share 25% of common DNA with their nieces, nephews or grandchildren. Parents each share 50% of their DNA with their children. This is why a direct paternity test is always a “yes” or “no” answer. An avuncular test result will show a probability range for the relationship. This probability will range from 0% to 99.9%. This is due to the suspected father’s siblings sharing half of his genetic makeup.