Avuncular (Aunt/Uncle) DNA Test
Health Street’s Aunt or Uncle (Avuncular) DNA Test determines if a person is the nephew or niece of someone else. This aunt/uncle DNA test is frequently ordered in lieu of a paternity test when the alleged father cannot or will not be tested. In most cases, a third relative is required to get a statistically significant result on an avuncular DNA test. This can be the mother of the child, another sibling of the alleged father, or another known child of his.
An appointment is required for the legal avuncular DNA test. Tell us when and where you wish to test, and let us know if the parties will test together, at the same clinic and at the same time, or separately at different clinics and/or at different times. We’ll send you an email with your appointment information. If the times or locations scheduled in your appointment letter don’t work for you, we’ll make changes at no charge. Adults should bring photo ID. For kids, please have a birth certificate, social security card, or (for newborns) hospital discharge papers. Register online or call (888) 378-2499.
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Avuncular (Aunt/Uncle) DNA Test Options
Avuncular (Aunt/Uncle) DNA Tests$450
At-Home Avuncular DNA Test$350
Legal Paternity Test$350
About Aunt or Uncle (Avuncular) DNA Testing
What Avuncular Testing is Used For
Avuncular DNA testing compares a child’s DNA with the DNA of another person to determine how likely it is that they are the child’s biological aunt or uncle. Confirming an aunt or uncle relationship helps to determine paternity if the father isn’t available.
Why Get an Avuncular DNA Test
There are instances where, because a key individual is unavailable, avuncular DNA testing can provide answers that would otherwise be difficult to come by.
This includes the following situations:
Legal DNA tests differ from home tests in that the test results from legal tests are court-admissible, whereas at-home collection kit results are not.
How to Schedule a Test
We require an appointment for avuncular DNA testing, but we offer flexibility in scheduling. Even so, you should book early for your choice of appointment time.
Here’s how to schedule your test:
Make Changes at No Charge. If you need to change the times or locations for your tests, we’re happy to make the changes for you, free of charge.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Costly is Aunt / Uncle DNA Testing?
At Health Street, our avuncular DNA test cost is $450.00. Additional parties may be required to get statistically significant results, and these parties can be added for $100 each. Results are admissible for legal purposes.
Attention NY Residents: A doctor’s prescription is required for all DNA tests; additional lab fees must be paid directly to the lab.
Who Determines the Results of My Test?
Our lab examines 21 genetic markers from the DNA samples that the parties provide. A statistical analysis is performed which determines the likelihood that the people are related. In an avuncular test, the likelihood of a niece or nephew relationship may or may not be conclusive, depending on the number of parties tested and the closeness of their existing relationships.
When Will I Get My Results?
After a technician takes a DNA sample using a cheek swab at one of our labs, it usually takes about one to two weeks to receive your avuncular DNA test results. We will send you the signed lab report by email, and then the official hard copy is sent by U.S. mail, which you should receive in an additional week or two.
What Do I Need to Bring to the Clinic?
Adults taking an avuncular DNA test should bring their photo ID. For kids taking the test, a parent or legal guardian should bring them in with their birth certificate or social security card. For newborns, we accept hospital discharge papers.
Legally Admissible Avuncular DNA Tests from Health Street
Why order your aunt / uncle DNA test from us? We are experts in DNA relationship testing that can help answer questions for legal purposes or for your peace of mind.
Benefits of our DNA testing services include:
Contact us for more information about our relationship testing services and order your avuncular test from Health Street today!