Home DNA Aunt/Uncle Test

The DNA Aunt/Uncle Test is used to investigate the likelihood that an individual is the biological aunt or uncle of a niece or nephew. This test is best used when the alleged father is unavailable for testing. The test can be performed on individuals of any age, from infants to adults, and provides a comprehensive genetic report with every test.

  • Results delivered in 1 to 2 business days
  • Each DNA test is conducted twice for 100% accuracy
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Test Description

In the event that an alleged father or alleged mother is not available for testing, the missing parent’s siblings can be tested against the child using the DNA Aunt or Uncle test to determine the likelihood of biological relationship. Whenever the parent(s) in question are available for testing, the DNA paternity or maternity test is always recommended over the DNA Aunt/Uncle test. However, in situations where the alleged parents are missing or deceased, then the Aunt or Uncle can be tested to investigate the likelihood that they are the true biological aunt or uncle of a child in questions. The full genetic report is included with every test.

Technical Information

During a DNA aunt/uncle test, a buccal swab (mouth swab) specimen is collected from the aunt or uncle and the nephew or niece in question. The sample contains cells that contain genetic information in the form of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). Each person’s DNA represents a unique “genetic blueprint,” similar to a fingerprint. In the laboratory, the DNA is extracted from the cells and specific regions of the DNA are amplified using a process called PCR (polymerase chain reaction) for careful examination. The DNA pattern of the aunt or uncle is compared to the DNA pattern of the nephew or niece. A statistical analysis is performed based on the match type typically expected for true aunt/uncle and nephew/niece pairs, and a “kinship index” is obtained. The kinship index is a numerical value that reflects the likelihood of a biological relationship between the aunt/uncle and nephew/niece. True biologically related aunt/uncle and nephew/niece pairs are typically expected to have a kinship index value that is greater than 1.0 in their DNA aunt/uncle test report. Conversely, individuals who are not biologically related are expected to have a kinship index value that is less than 1.0.

How Home DNA Testing Works

Order Test Kit

From paternity tests to grandparent tests, we offer a wide range of DNA tests to fit your needs.

Collect & Ship

Easily swab the participants with our painless mouth swabs, then send the samples to our laboratory for analysis.

Receive Results

Access your confidential results online within 1-2 business days. Our team of experts is available for any questions.

Secure & Confidential Online Results

Monitor the progress of your tests in real-time and securely access your confidential results anytime, anywhere, on any device.

Frequently Asked Questions

Selecting an accredited DNA testing laboratory is essential for several reasons. Firstly, accreditation serves as a mark of legitimacy and trustworthiness. It assures you that the laboratory meets stringent standards and follows established protocols to ensure accurate and reliable testing.

Accreditation also guarantees the highest quality of testing. Accredited laboratories undergo comprehensive evaluations by reputable organizations to assess their proficiency and competence. By choosing an accredited laboratory, you can have confidence in the precision and integrity of your test results.

At Genetrack, we take pride in being one of the few DNA laboratories worldwide to have received all major internationally recognized and prestigious DNA laboratory accreditations. These include the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), College of American Pathologists (CAP), Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), and ISO/IEC 17025, a testament to our commitment to upholding the highest standards in DNA testing.

Once you place your order for Home DNA Aunt/Uncle Test, we'll promptly send you a DNA test kit. The kit comes complete with easy-to-follow instructions to guide you through collecting a mouth swab sample from each person participating in the test. Simply rub the swabs gently inside the mouth for 15 seconds, then send the collected samples to our laboratory for analysis.

We'll start testing your DNA samples immediately after they arrive at the laboratory, and your Home DNA Aunt/Uncle Test results will be ready within just 1 to 2 business days. We'll notify you when your samples arrive at the lab, and again after your test is completed. You can download or view your results directly from your secure online account, available online 24/7.

Once we receive your samples, testing begins immediately, and results are usually ready within 1 to 2 business days. You can access your results securely online through your secure online account.

You can view your Home DNA Aunt/Uncle Test results discreetly from your secure online account once the test is completed. You also have the option to download and print unlimited copies of your final test report.

This test is used to determine if an individual is the biological aunt or uncle of a child when the alleged parent(s) are not available for testing. This could be for personal reasons, such as establishing family relationships, or for legal reasons, such as inheritance disputes or immigration cases.

Yes, the home DNA test is just as accurate as the legal DNA test. Both tests are performed in our accredited laboratory and use the same advanced technology and rigorous testing procedures to analyze the DNA samples. The results from both tests are equally accurate and reliable.

The main difference between the two tests is not the accuracy of the results, but the method of sample collection and the documentation process. For a home DNA test, you collect the samples yourself at home, while for a legal DNA test, the sample collection must be witnessed by a neutral third party, such as a medical professional or a legal representative, to maintain a chain of custody. This chain of custody process is what makes the results of a legal DNA test admissible in court.

So, if you need the test results for legal purposes, such as child custody cases, child support disputes, inheritance claims, or immigration applications, you would need to opt for the legal DNA test. If you're simply seeking to confirm a biological relationship for personal knowledge, the home DNA test would be sufficient.

Absolutely! If the participants live in different cities or even different countries, we offer the flexibility to ship the DNA test kit to multiple addresses. To request a split kit, simply provide the names and addresses where each kit should be mailed in the comments section of the order form and include a note saying "please split this kit". Please note that an additional fee of $10 will apply per additional address.

Each component in the kit is labelled with barcodes that are specific to your test order. This means that even if you choose to split the kit and send the respective components to each party for sample collection, the samples will still be tested together once they arrive at the laboratory. This ensures that all samples are correctly matched to your test order, providing accurate and reliable results.

No, our at-home DNA aunt/uncle test kit allows you to collect DNA samples from the comfort of your own home. The kit includes all the necessary materials and instructions for sample collection. Once you’ve collected the samples, you simply send them back to our lab for testing.

Yes, there is no age limit for DNA testing so the test can be performed on infants as well as adults. The DNA sample is collected using a simple and painless cheek swab.

The Home DNA Aunt/Uncle Test kit has no expiration date, so you can use it at any time that's convenient for you. After you've collected the samples, the DNA remains viable for at least 3 months. This means you have plenty of time to send the samples back to our lab for testing.

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