Uncle DNA testing

This type of DNA testing is also known as avuncular testing. It is usually needed when the alleged mother or father is deceased or unwilling to participate in a test and the alleged uncle of the child would like to verify their biological relationship.

Our award-winning laboratory has been performing uncle DNA tests since 2004. The process involves comparing an individual’s DNA profile with that of an alleged uncle. An individual inherits half of their DNA from each biological parent, therefore our comparison can reveal whether the child has inherited DNA from the alleged uncle who is being tested.

To provide you with the most accurate result, it is recommended that the alleged uncle who has a claimed biological link to the child should be tested along with the child and their biological mother (or father, if the uncle is related to the child through the mother). However, the test can still be performed without a DNA sample from a biological parent.

Please note that the alleged uncle must be a full sibling of the alleged mother or alleged father, and not a half-sibling.

How we do our DNA testing

We utilise the most up-to-date DNA testing technology to ensure the reliability and accuracy of our genetic testing. We also offer the fastest turnaround times for DNA testing in the UK. 

Our Uncle DNA Test analyses up to 42 DNA markers (loci) – double the industry standard for DNA testing – for an accurate, reliable result.

The test kit includes mouth swabs to be rubbed gently and painlessly on the inside of the cheek, to collect cheek cell DNA, with no needles required.

Your test kit will also be sent direct to your preferred address in discreet, plain packaging, for full confidentiality. 

Choose to receive fast, accurate and confidential Uncle DNA Test results either the same working day for £269, or the next day for just £199.