Aunt or Uncle (also known as Avuncular) testing can be useful for establishing a relationship in situations where the parents are not available to be tested. It can be used to examine the relationship between a child and a possible aunt or uncle, although the inclusion of other close relatives is always recommended.
As with all of our DNA relationship testing services we offer a 'Next Day DNA' service, as standard at no extra cost. This means that if all the DNA samples for your test arrive at our UK testing laboratory before 10am, we aim to send the test result to you by the end of the next working day by email.
You can complete your grandparent DNA test registration online or by calling our Customer Services team. Cellmark will assist with arranging appointments for DNA samples to be taken. You can use:
At the sample collection appointment a mouth swab will be rubbed gently and painlessly on the inside of the mouth to collect a sample of cheek cells.
As a member of the Ministry of Justice's list of accredited bodies, Cellmark is accredited to carry out parentage tests directed by the civil courts in England and Wales under section 20 of the Family Law Reform Act 1969. Our laboratory in Abingdon, Oxfordshire is accredited to ISO 17025 and certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 27001 international quality standards.
In addition to legal or Court approved testing we also provide a 'peace of mind' or 'curiosity' home testing service. Please visit our home DNA testing website for more information and to purchase one of our home DNA test kits.