The Avuncular Test (Uncle/Aunt)

 

 

The avuncular DNA test is an indirect paternity test to determine if an alleged uncle or aunt is related to a niece or nephew. It can be conducted when a person's parents, grandparents and siblings are not available for DNA testing. In this test, the DNA sample taken from the person is compared with the DNA sample of his/her suspected uncle or aunt to find out whether they are biologically related or not. In some cases, the results of the avuncular test done by DNAForce is accepted as irrefutable proof of paternity by the court of law.

 

What should you expect?

It takes less than 24 hours to book an appointment with DNAForce. The nurse takes a swab from the inside surface of each subject's cheek and sends the samples to a laboratory for analysis. The process takes less than ten minutes and is painless. At the laboratory, DNA markers are extracted from each swab analyzed, and compared for similarities.

 

What does the report contain?

The report of the DNA tests will be sent to the subject by mail or email. It will contain the identity of the subjects, list of tests performed and their results, and a sworn statement by a representative of DNAForce (if it is a legal test). The report will indicate the probability that the tested aunt or uncle is related to the tested child.

 

Additional Information

Get more information
Call: 1 800 830-6306

 

Tested Parties

2 or more individuals

DNA Test Fee

295 CAD + tax for two people for buccal swabs, other sample types variable - please inquire. Appointment fees of 100 CAD .

Results In

approximately 8 business days after sample receipt.

(In certain cases, additional tests might be required in order to obtain better results. If this is the case, such tests will be done automatically by the lab at no additional costs, but it will add a few days of delays.)

 

How to do the test?

Choose one of two convenient options:

 

Option 1

Professional collection

1 Call to book an appointment.
1 800 830-6306

2 Come to your appointment in one of our service locations.

3 The nurse will collect the saliva using mouth swabs.

4 The analysis will be done in the laboratory.

5 Get your results!
by mail and/or
by email.

Option 2

Order a home collection kit

1 Order a kit online or by phone. The kit is payable with Visa or Mastercard.

2 Receive the kit at home.

3 Do the collection by swabbing the inside of the mouth.

4 Return the samples by mail for testing. The saliva samples will last more than 60 days.

5 Get your results!
by mail and/or
by email.

Alternatively, rather than ordering a kit, you may collect immediately using swabs that you may already have at home (such as Q-Tips), and simply mail us the samples along with the payment. Should you choose this alternative, please download and carefully follow these instructions.