Before taking this test
An aunt/ uncle test can provide reliable results but the following points must be kept in mind:
- The lab cannot perform this test if the aunt / uncle is NOT a full sibling to the alleged father in question.
- We strongly suggest including the sample of a known parent to provide stronger results.
The test is priced at just £199 and your results will be delivered to you in 5-7 days after we have received your samples in our laboratory. Kindly proceed by clicking on the options below
Collecting your DNA for the test
Collecting your DNA for the test is simple and quick: a DNA sample is collected using mouth swabs which we will provide you with. When mouth swabs are rubbed inside the mouth, the rubbing motion causes cheek cells to attach to the swabs. These cheek cells are the source of DNA we need to determine whether the tested parties are really biological relatives. Once we begin analyzing your samples, our genetic analysts will work out what are known as avuncular indexes and determine whether there is a biological relationship between the tested parties.
Results for an avuncular test
An avuncular test result shows a probability of relationship expressed as a percentage. The laboratory analysis involves a complex statistical analysis which will result in a percentage probability of relationship. This percentage will vary depending on the common genetic material shared between them.
Taking a paternity test?
Avuncular testing is often used to establish paternity indirectly by testing the siblings of the alleged father (who remains untested) and comparing the DNA of the alleged father’s siblings to the DNA of their niece or nephew. Whilst avuncular testing provides a probability of relationship, a direct paternity DNA test involving the father will provide a definite Yes or No answer. If the alleged father is available for the test, we recommend doing a paternity test.
Tested parties live in different locations. What do I do?
Having people taking part in the test based in different towns, countries or even continents is not an issue for us. We can organize the test as this is something we are used to handling. We will organize the dispatch of the kit from the nearest international office. If this is you scenario, contact us for more details.