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West Virginia Approved Avuncular DNA Test


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What Is A West Virginia Approved Avuncular DNA Test?

The scope of this sort of genetic study is to discover paternity (in most cases) when the alledged 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 distinct laws regarding paternity, and what tests are recognized. If you want to learn more about the paternity laws in West Virginia please go to PATERNITY LAWS.

A Home Avuncular Test Kit In West Virginia Has No Restrictions, 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 findings in West Virginia, due to the ridgid policies required by our partner AABB accredited laboratory. DNA findings from home kits may not be recognized in court however, because there is no nonpartisan verification of whose DNA was provided. When a chain-of-custody DNA test is done, the DNA samples are collected by a experienced professional collector who can substantiate the identity of those being tested. Most of the time when an avuncular test is done, it is for personal knowledge reasons. 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 requiring some people to validate their dependents by the use of DNA testing.

The DNA results produced by an aunt or uncle DNA test will show the possibility 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 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.