Important points to keep in mind
When used as a paternity test, an avuncular test will not work 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. Usually having this sample means we are able to provide a stronger result by excluding her share in the genetic heredity of the child thereby enabling a more focused comparison of DNA between the father’s relatives and the child.
Due to New York State Department of Health regulations, we cannot offer any peace of mind paternity or relationship tests to New York residents. Contact us or click here for more information.
What does the DNA test cost?
Paternity Test Lab offers the Avuncular DNA test starting from only $199. This price includes one aunt or uncle and one niece or nephew (when used for paternity, this is the alleged father’s child). You will receive you results in only 2-3 business days!
How is an aunt - uncle test carried out?
The standard test requires samples collected via mouth swabs with our easy-to-use sample collection kit. Any of the following participants can take part: aunt/uncle/nephew/niece.
Once the DNA is analysed, the avuncular index will be calculated depending on the common genetic material shared between the people tested. To be noted, that the genetic material shared between aunt and/or uncle and their niece or nephew is less than that shared between father and child. The DNA profiles of all participants are extracted from a simple mouth swab. For instructions on how to collect the DNA samples, visit our sample collection guide.
You may contact us directly should you need assistance in selecting the right one for you.