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 45 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.
The UK’s fastest DNA Uncleship test
How do same day Uncle DNA Test results work?
Once you have received your DNA kit and taken your cheek swab samples, you will need to post the samples back to our laboratory using the self-addressed envelope provided in the kit. To ensure Same Day Results, your DNA samples need to reach our laboratory by 10 am. For this reason, we strongly advise you use the special delivery before 9am service from Royal Mail when returning your DNA samples to our laboratory.
Your DNA test results will then be emailed to you from 4.30pm the same day.
How do next day Uncle DNA Test results work?
Once you have received your uncle DNA testing kit and taken your cheek swab samples, you will need to post the samples back to our laboratory using the self-addressed envelope provided in the kit. To ensure Next Day Results, your DNA samples need to reach our laboratory by 10 am. For this reason, we strongly advise you use the special delivery before 9am service from Royal Mail when returning your DNA samples to our laboratory.
Your DNA test results will then be emailed to you from 4.30pm the following day.
Over ONE MILLION genetic tests performed since 2004
What is the difference between the standard and the enhanced test?
Our standard uncle test is already industry-leading, as it analyses 25 DNA markers (the industry standard only analyses 16-21 markers).
What makes AlphaBiolabs unique is that we can also analyse up to 45 DNA markers. This allows more genetic material to be analysed, which strengthens the result and provides additional reassurance.
This is ideal for customers who want the most powerful DNA test available.
It is also particularly useful in tests of a more complex nature, such as an uncle test, where the chance of obtaining a conclusive result will always be lower than the more straightforward paternity or maternity tests. This is because the DNA hasn’t been directly inherited. The enhanced test will increase the chance of obtaining a conclusive result.
Why is our uncle testing different?
A guaranteed result or your money back.
We understand that you want a DNA test to get an answer. However, we need to tell you that not all tests are conclusive and you may not get a definitive answer to your question.
It is the best kept secret within the industry that uncle testing can be up to 40% inconclusive (four people out of 10 will not get a result after paying for the test). At AlphaBiolabs, we have managed to reduce this inconclusive rate to 28%, so only around one in four people will not get a decisive answer.
This is obviously an improvement but is still not acceptable to us. For this reason, we have introduced our guaranteed result or your money back promise. Every customer who orders this test and does not receive a conclusive result will have the price of their test refunded, guaranteed. Please note, all relationship DNA tests bought via third party retailers are not included in this guarantee.
Now you can find the answers you need with the UK’s most popular home DNA Uncle Test kit from AlphaBiolabs.
What’s in our uncle DNA testing kit?
- Peace of mind DNA test instruction sheet
- A self-addressed envelope to send your DNA test samples back to us
- Three DNA sample collection swab packages containing two swabs in each package
- Individual DNA test sample envelopes for one alleged uncle, one child and one parent (if available)
The cost of the test includes all fees for laboratory testing and analysis.
If you want to test more people with the same test, you can add extra people to the package when ordering and more swabs will also be provided in the DNA test kit (additional charges apply).
Your test kit will be sent directly to your preferred address in discreet, plain packaging, for full confidentiality.
Read reviews from real customers
My uncle was in a different country and all comms with him to get the sample were great. Thank you.
Aunt/Uncle DNA Test Customer
on DNA Testing Choice
I needed this test for the probate courts and was worried about how long everything would take. I was relieved and pleasantly surprised when a sample collector came to my home the same day and I had my report for the next day. Amazing service I have to say.
Aunt/Uncle DNA Test Customer
on DNA Testing Choice