Washington Approved Avuncular DNA Test
Price Includes DNA Kit, Free Rush Shipping Both Ways, 1 Aunt or Uncle and 1 Child, Lab Processing, 100% Accurate Results
What Is A Washington Approved Avuncular DNA Test?
The goal of this variety of DNA study is to figure out paternity (in most cases) when the suspected biological father is not available 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 recognized. If you want to learn more about the paternity laws in Washington please go to PATERNITY LAWS.
A Home Avuncular Test Kit In Washington Has No Regulations, Unlike Some Other States.
An aunt or uncle DNA test can be performed for either peace-of-mind, or for judicial or other other legal reasons. There is no difference in the DNA report in Washington, due to the ridgid criteria used by our partner AABB accredited laboratory. DNA findings from home kits may not be accepted in a judicial setting however, because there is no objective confirmation of whose DNA was contributed. When a chain-of-custody DNA test is completed, the DNA samples are collected by a competent professional collector who can establish the identity of those being tested. Most of the time when an avuncular test is done, it is for personal knowledge verification. A legal avuncular test will be needed, however, apply for Social Security benefits for a child, have a probate issue, or for immigration reasons. It also may be of interest to know that the I.R.S. has been requesting some tax filers to prove the relationship of their dependents by the use of DNA testing.
The DNA results generated by an avuncular DNA test will indicate the possibility of relationship. 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 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.
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