Avuncular tests calculate the likelihood of relatedness between a child and an aunt or uncle.
A child inherits exactly half of their genes from their biological father and the biological father shares around half of his genes in common with his full sibling, therefore the child will share around half of its paternal genes in common with the full sibling of the biological father. Based upon the number of genetic matches, the laboratory calculates the statistical likelihood that the alleged aunt/uncle is biologically related to the child versus being unrelated.
It may not be possible to achieve a conclusive result. Even though the siblings may have the same biological parents, the alleged father is not genetically identical to the alleged sibling and have different genetic markers. On the average, testing an alleged father’s full sibling allows us to determine only half of his genes.
To increase the certainty of the results, testing the mother of the child is strongly recommended, as this allows for identify genetic markers of the child that were inherited maternally and to eliminate them from consideration as possible paternal markers.
Court admissible DNA testing requires strict sample collection procedures and stringent documentation requirements. Endeavor DNA Laboratories maintains a network of approved sample collection sites across the United States. Our expert case managers will work with you to schedule a sample collection in your area at a time convenient for you.
After we receive your samples, AABB-accredited court admissible test results will be completed in as little as 2 business days.
Call today to speak with an expert case manager today for a free, no obligation confidential consultation.
ATTENTION: Our Aunt/Uncle (Avuncular) Test is not permissible in the State of New York.