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Maryland Approved Avuncular DNA Test


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What Is A Maryland Approved Avuncular DNA Test?

The idea of this variety of test is to discover paternity (in most cases) when the possible 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 particular laws regarding paternity, and what testing is authorized. If you want to learn more about the paternity laws in Maryland please go to PATERNITY LAWS.

A Home Avuncular Test Kit In Maryland Has No Regulations, Unlike Some Other States.

An aunt or uncle DNA test can be performed for either peace-of-mind, or for court or other other legal reasons. There is no change in the outcome in Maryland, due to the stringent criteria required by our partner AABB accredited laboratory. DNA findings from home kits may not be confirmed in a judicial setting however, because there is no nonpartisan confirmation of whose DNA was contributed. When a chain-of-custody DNA test is completed, the DNA specimens are collected by a trained professional collector who can validate the identity of those being tested. Most of the time when an avuncular test is done, it is for peace of mind information. A legal avuncular test will be needed, however, apply for Social Security benefits for a child, have a estate 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 verify their dependents by the use of DNA testing.

The results produced by an avuncular DNA test will reveal the probability of relation. As an example of comparing this test to other relationship DNA studies, siblings share 50% of their DNA, and a niece or nephew share approximately 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 collection is done with buccal (cheek) swabs and is actually more accurate than using a blood sample for DNA testing. You will receive detailed directions 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.