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Louisiana Approved Avuncular DNA Test


Includes DNA Kit, Shipping Both Ways, 1 Aunt or Uncle and 1 Child, Lab Processing, 100% Accurate Results

What Is A Louisiana Approved Avuncular DNA Test?

The principle of this sort of genetic test is to establish paternity (in most cases) when the suspected biological father is not accessible for DNA testing to determine if a child is the niece or nephew of a possible aunt or uncle. If the result is positive, this would indicate that their brother is the father of the child(ren). Each state has distinctive laws regarding paternity, and what testing is allowed. If you want to learn more about the paternity laws in Louisiana please go to PATERNITY LAWS.

A Home Avuncular Test Kit In Louisiana Has No Regulations

An aunt or uncle DNA test can be completed for either personal knowledge, or for judicial or other other legal reasons. There is no difference in the DNA report in Louisiana, due to the ridgid criteria required by our partner AABB accredited laboratory. DNA reports from home kits may not be accepted in court however, because there is no unbiased verification of whose DNA was contributed. When a chain-of-custody DNA test is done, the DNA specimens are collected by a trained professional collector who can substantiate the identity of those being tested. Most of the time when an avuncular test is done, it is for confidential information. A legal avuncular test will be needed, however, apply for Social Security benefits for a child, have a inheritance issue, or for immigration reasons. It also may be of interest to know that the I.R.S. has been requiring some tax filers to prove the relationship of their dependents by the use of DNA testing.

The results generated by an avuncular DNA test will show the probability of kinship. As an example of comparing this test to other relationship DNA studies, siblings share 50% of their DNA, and a niece or nephew share about 25% of their DNA with their aunt or uncle. Our AABB accredited partner laboratory will begin the DNA test looking at 24 genetic markers. If a strong enough finding cannot be determined, your test will be upgraded to test additional markers, up to 46, as the lab deems necessary. There is no added cost for the upgrade as we just want to ensure your results are the strongest possible.

How Is The DNA Collected?

DNA is collected with buccal (cheek) swabs and is actually more accurate than using a blood sample for DNA testing. There areWe provide step-by-step instructions for collecting samples inside the Journey Genetic Testing avuncular test kit. The entire process will take less than 15 minutes, and they you can return it to our lab in the prepaid FedEx overnight package included as part of your kit.

To learn more about this test, including processing times and cost, please click on AVUNCULAR DNA TEST.