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
- AABB, ISO/IEC 17025 & CAP-CLIA accredited laboratory
Need a Legal Aunt/Uncle Test with court-admissible results?
This test is intended for peace-of-mind and personal use only.
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Legal Aunt/Uncle Test
Legal DNA testing (also known as chain-of-custody testing) provides court-admissible DNA results for child support, custody, immigration, birth certificate, Social Security, or other legal reasons.
Our Legal Aunt/Uncle Test follows a strict chain of custody collection protocol and provides court-admissible results recognized throughout the US.
DNA Immigration Test
Immigration DNA testing is used to provide DNA evidence of a biological relationship between a petitioner and a beneficiary for immigration purposes.
If you’ve been asked to provide DNA evidence for your USCIS or US Embassy application, you will need the immigration DNA test.
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About the Test
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.
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.
The Genetrack Difference
For over 24 years, Genetrack has been the trusted name in North America for premium DNA testing services. Here’s what makes us different.
Our excellence in quality control has earned us a wide range of accreditations, including AABB, CAP, CLIA, SCC, and ISO17025, making us one of the few laboratories to receive all major internationally recognized and prestigious DNA laboratory accreditations.
Quality & Excellence
Whether you need a private test for peace of mind only or court-admissible results for legal proceedings, we use the exact same rigorous testing methods to ensure consistency and reliability in every report.
Superior Processing Methods
Our state-of-the-art laboratory is equipped with the latest technology to provide the highest quality DNA testing services. All of our DNA tests employ fully automated sequencing and genotyping, and are performed twice to ensure absolute accuracy.
As an established leader in the molecular genetics industry, Genetrack is one of the oldest and largest DNA laboratories in North America. Our commitment is to you – providing personalized support, protecting your privacy and confidentiality, your data, and supplying accurate reports you can rely on.
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.
Access your confidential results online within 1-2 business days. Our team of experts is available for any questions.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How does the DNA Aunt/Uncle Test work?
Once you place your order for 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 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.
Why is it important to choose an accredited laboratory?
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.
How long does the testing take?
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.
How will I receive my DNA Aunt/Uncle Test results?
You can view your 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.
Why would I need a DNA Aunt/Uncle Test?
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.
Is the home DNA test as accurate as the legal DNA test?
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.
Can the kit be shipped to more than one address if the parties live in different cities?
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.
Do I need to go to a lab for DNA Aunt/Uncle Testing?
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.
Can a baby take the DNA Aunt/Uncle Test?
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.