The word “avuncular” means “of or relating to an uncle.” The avuncular DNA test, therefore, tests the genetic makeup of a child and another person to see if they’re the biological uncle or aunt.
Many times, these tests are performed to establish paternity if the alleged father is unable or unwilling to be tested.
As you probably know, everyone gets half of their genes from their father and half from their mother. What is not as well-known is that we also share half of our genes with a sibling. So with an avuncular DNA test, it can be determined if the child’s paternal genes match those of his uncle or aunt. If the lab results reveal a 99 percent chance or greater that there is an aunt/uncle relationship, this is considered conclusive.
Our fees for avuncular testing are as follows:
- Non-legal avuncular (mother, 1 child, 1 aunt or uncle): $375
- Non-legal avuncular, motherless (1 child, 1 aunt or uncle): $375
- Legal avuncular (mother, 1 child, 1 aunt or uncle): $425
- Legal avuncular, motherless (1 child, 1 aunt or uncle): $425
If you need more information about avuncular testing, call Face It DNA LLC for answers. An avuncular DNA test can provide all of the answers you’re seeking.