Uncle – Aunt Test
For cases of doubtful relationship
The Uncle - Aunt DNA TEST can be used to determine biological relationship of a child with their aunt or uncle; it is particularly useful in cases of contested paternity where the father is not available.
Such information can be useful in many cases:
- For inheritance purposes and succession rights
- For adopted children to find out their biological relatives
- To address personal issues
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Analysis of 24-83 STRs
DNAlogy analyses include the study of 24-44 genetic markers (STRs). In addition, up to 27 Y chromosome markers can be studied to determine common patrilineal ancestry, mitochondrial DNA polymorphisms to determine common matrilineal ancestry, as well as up to 12 X chromosome markers to enhance the accuracy of the result.
The results of laboratory analyses are entered in special software which taking into consideration all required parameters (e.g. race, likelihood of mutation, internationally-recognised population databases, etc) process the data to compute the final results.
Analysis and interpretation of results is carried out by 2 special experts in our laboratory, who also sign off the final expert report that contains the laboratory results and the detailed conclusions.
Participates of the Uncle - Aunt DNA test
Uncle Aunt DNA Test
Υ Paternal Lineage
mtDNA Maternal Lineage
The relationship between an uncle/aunt and a nephew/niece is a third degree one, thus the following persons are strongly encouraged to take part:
a) the other parent and/or grandparent (parents of doubtful parent)
b) the other siblings of the doubtful parent
If both participants are male (uncle-nephew) and the question is whether the uncle is the father’s brother, then a Y chromosome analysis can be carried out to determine common patrilineal ancestry. If the alleged uncle/aunt is the mother’s sibling, then a mitochondrial DNA analysis can be carried out to determine common matrilineal ancestry.
*Mitochondrial DNA analysis is recommended in cases where the nuclear DNA is not enough or is of poor quality.