About the AlphaBiolabs Home Aunt Test Kit
In many situations, the assumed mother or father has passed away or is unwilling to take a DNA test and the only way to determine the biological relationship of a child is to perform a DNA test on the possible aunt.
AlphaBiolabs’ aunt DNA test (also known as an avuncular test) compares a child’s DNA profile with a possible aunt’s. Since a child inherits half of its DNA from each biological parent, the DNA comparison can reveal whether the child has inherited DNA from the suspected aunt.
Once the participants have had their DNA material tested, AlphaBiolabs can calculate a combined likelihood ratio that will determine the probability of relatedness.
This is not the same as a paternity test, which is more conclusive: aunt DNA testing will produce genetic profiles of the participants and determine probabilities. If a probability of relatedness is 90% or higher, it is highly likely that the aunt is related to the niece/nephew; under 10% probability would be considered unlikely to be related. And if the probability of relatedness falls between 10% and 90%, it is inconclusive: a relationship cannot be statistically supported by the analysis.
What is in the Home Aunt DNA Test Kit?
- Peace of Mind DNA test request/consent form.
- Complete, easy-to-follow instructions on how to take the DNA Aunt test and how to return the sample.
- An already-addressed envelope to send the DNA test sample back to AlphaBiolabs.
- Three DNA sample collection swab packages containing two swabs in each package.
- Each kit contains three DNA sample collection swab packages (each holding two swabs) enough to test one child, an aunt, and a mother/father, where possible. Extra individuals can be easily added in the product options.
You will receive your results by email within 3–5 working days after our laboratory has received your samples.
Easy and painless sample collection
Our aunt DNA test kit includes mouth swabs that you rub gently and painlessly on the inside of the cheek. There is no need for needles or other invasive techniques.
A parent sample is not required
It is recommended that a parent be included in the aunt test but it is not essential. We can still perform the testing without a parent’s sample.
Kits are shipped quickly
We mail out your kit the same day you order it. You can choose to receive your kit by USPS Standard or Express Mail.
As soon as AlphaBiolabs receives your DNA samples in our lab we begin the testing process. We will then email your results in 3–5 working days.
Our normal procedure is to send the results by email, but for an additional fee we can send you a hard copy as well. Check the product options.
Our test results are accurate, but you may not get a conclusive result
AlphaBiolabs DNA aunt test results are accurate. AlphaBiolabs is an ISO 17025-accredited laboratory, meeting the very highest international quality standards.
In many laboratories, aunt DNA testing can be up to 40% inconclusive. We have worked hard to reduce that rate to just 28% when you choose AlphaBiolabs for aunt testing. This means that one in four people will not get a decisive answer.Every client who orders this test and doesn’t get a result will have the price of their test refunded. That’s a guarantee.
Can kits be sent to two addresses?
AlphaBiolabs can mail the DNA test kits to two different addresses. There will be an option to list a 2nd address when you check out.
What is peace of mind testing?
AlphaBiolabs offer peace of mind testing with all of our DNA test kits.
This simply means that the sample collection can be done more quickly and easily for your convenience. In most cases your DNA sample can be collected privately at home without the need to have a more costly and time consuming third-party verify the DNA sample collection.
The testing procedure and your accurate results are exactly the same as a chain of control test, but are not admissible in court proceedings.
A guaranteed result or your money back
AlphaBiolabs guarantees that we will produce the most accurate results possible from your DNA test samples. In the rare case that we cannot provide a result with the samples provided, we will either send a new kit and re-test at no cost to you, or offer a 100% no-hassle refund.