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Uncle DNA testing is usually used as an indirect way of establishing the identity of a biological parent. The test will establish whether a male is the biological Uncle of a potential niece or nephew. In most cases the brother of an unavailable alleged father is tested in order to prove a biological link to the child or individual involved. The Uncle DNA test should only be used when the parent of the potential niece or nephew is not available for testing themselves.
The Uncle DNA Test can provide up to a 99.99% positive proof of the relationship or it will exclude the relationship with 100% proof. The DNA Clinics DNA test is the most detailed and accurate Uncle test available.
Uncle DNA tests can be performed between a potential Uncle and Nephew, and a potential Uncle and Niece – or both.
There are typically two types of Uncle DNA Test, depending on the situation known:
At DNA Clinics, a Clinical Advisor will work with you to establish exactly what the situation is and what the known facts are, thus determining the correct form of test for your family.
The test analyses genetic locations on the DNA strand to create a DNA profile for each test participant. The DNA profiles of the test participants are then compared.
It is important to test the individuals who are most closely linked in connection to the relationship being questioned. For example, if an alleged father is available for testing, then a Paternity DNA test should be used rather than an Uncle test with the brother of the alleged father. Often the alleged father is unavailable and that’s when other options should be considered.
If potential siblings exist, a sibling DNA test can be performed. If not then there is also the grandparent DNA test to consider. It is important that you discuss the situation in full with our team of Clinical Advisors before you order your DNA testing service.
These DNA tests provide accurate results, but with any test removed for the direct relationship testing of maternity and paternity testing, there is a chance that the test will yield an INCONCLUSIVE result. In the case of the Uncle test, the risk of an inconclusive result is 25% (1 in 4).
How can I prove he is my nephew? Is she my niece?
Is he my brother’s son? Is she my brother’s daughter?
Is he my dad’s brother? Is he my mum’s brother?
DNA Clinics DNA Testing Clinics and Pharmacies provide the opportunity to have your DNA samples collected from a trained professional. Peace of Mind DNA tests are available at all DNA Clinics clinics for your Uncle test. Call DNA Clinics today for free to discuss your appointment options.
We understand the need for our sample collectors to come to you. This option is available for the Uncle DNA test. To arrange an appointment at a location of your choice, please call 0800 988 7107 and speak to a clinical adviser.
Collecting your own DNA samples using mouth swabs is straightforward and painless. DNA Clinics DNA testing kits are available to order via our on-line store here FREE DNA test kit, or you can call 0800 988 7107 to order by telephone.