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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

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.


How to do the test?
Select one of the three following options.

Option 1 Come to one of our clinics

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

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.

Option 3 Send your samples directly to the lab

Send your samples directly to the lab

1 Print the form to fill. You will then do the collection using your own material such as Q-Tips. No kits will be sent to you by us.

2 Use Q-Tips if you intent to do a saliva collection by swabbing the inside of the mouth according to the instructions of the form.

3 Fill the page 6 of the form and include your payment: check, money order or credit card.

4 Send the samples by mail to our laboratory at the address indicated in the form on page 1.

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