Avuncular Home Testing
TestCountry’s grand parentage DNA tests are designed to establish the biological relationship between the individual and the alleged grand parent.
In cases where the alleged father is deceased or unknown, the paternal grandparents can be tested to determine the likelihood they are the child’s paternal grandparents. The deceased alleged father received his genes from his parents. Therefore, the child’s genes match the genes in the alleged paternal grandfather and grandmother in cases where the deceased man is the true biological father of the child.
Our Home Test Kit is often preferred because it is private, discrete, and allows family members to resolve doubts without the need for legal action. The cost of our service includes the child and one grandparent, aunt or uncle, but you may add more as needed; for instance a second child or additional grandparent.
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Avuncular DNA tests are, in principle, like paternity/maternity tests where certain specific DNA markers are analyzed to determine the likelihood statistical probability that a person is the grandparent, aunt or uncle of a child, instead of determining a direct parental relationship. We all inherit our genomic content from our parents who, along with their brothers and sisters, have inherited their genetic material from their parents. So, our genetic material may reflect our relationship with our grandparents, aunts and uncles. The Avuncular DNA tests are designed to establish the biological relationship between an individual and the alleged grand parent/ aunt or uncle. While a paternity/maternity test results are often supported by strong statistical confidence, they may not be so robust in case of avuncular tests. There may be legal issues related to adoption/reunion or property disputes involving grand relatives. In such cases the paternal or maternal grandparents can be tested to determine the likelihood they are the child’s grandparents. These home based kits are often preferred because of the privacy and discreteness they offer along with the ease and convenience of use.
Sociology has played an important role in tracing back the origin of mankind, and how the society affects the tradition, culture, and behavior of an individual. Apart from the subjective factors, a book on sociology by Lee Alan Dugatkin, entitled Mean Genes suggests genetics as one of the factors that connects every individual. This makes one’s relationship to a certain person determinable through the DNA that runs in each individual’s blood. It has been a norm in the society that people look for their origins. With the advent of technology, granddaughters are now able to detect their biological grandparents, aunts, or uncles through Avancular DNA Testing. Apart from laboratories, such can also be done at home by matching the granddaughter’s genes to the grandparent’s genes. This method of DNA testing has also been a great help in pointing out lost grandparents, resolving legal issues, and determining direct paternal relationship with an alleged grandparent.