Uncle DNA test

Uncle DNA Testing

€229 + Free Shipping

  • Just €229 for results in 2-3 days
  • Ireland’s fastest DNA uncleship test
  • Guaranteed results or your money back
  • Award-winning, accredited laboratory
  • Over ONE MILLION genetic tests performed since 2004
  • Kit sent out in discreet, plain packaging, for full confidentiality

Four easy steps for your DNA uncle test

Buy your collection kit

Collect your cheek cell DNA samples

Post back to our laboratory

Receive your results by email

Uncle DNA testing

Uncle DNA tests are often needed when the alleged father or mother is deceased or unwilling to take part in the testing and/or the uncle of the child would like to establish their biological relationship to the child. Our uncle DNA testing determines the statistical probability that a person is the uncle of a child. This type of DNA test is known as avuncular DNA testing.

When trying to determine an avuncular relationship the most conclusive method, if at all possible, is to test the parent of the child in question. In cases where the parent of the child is not available to provide a DNA sample, an avuncular DNA test can be carried out to determine the probability of the relationship.

Avuncular DNA tests are different from a paternity test which will always provide a conclusive result. When processing an avuncular DNA test, the laboratory will establish the DNA profile of the alleged relative and the child. An avuncular index is calculated using these DNA profiles. 

How we do our DNA testing

We use state-of-the-art DNA technology to ensure the reliability and accuracy of our genetic testing. Our accredited laboratory also analyses up to 45 DNA markers: double the industry standard for DNA testing.

An Uncle DNA Test requires mouth swabs to be rubbed quickly and painlessly on the inside of the cheek, to collect cheek cell DNA for testing.

The test looks at up to 45 DNA markers, analysing the child’s DNA and comparing it to the potential uncle’s DNA, to determine whether a biological relationship exists. 

Your test kit will be sent directly to your preferred address in discreet, plain packaging, for full confidentiality.

What is the difference between the standard and the enhanced test?

Our standard uncle test is already industry-leading, as it analyses 25 DNA markers (the industry standard only analyses 16-21 markers).

What makes AlphaBiolabs unique is that we can also analyse up to 45 DNA markers. This allows more genetic material to be analysed, which strengthens the result and provides additional reassurance.

This is ideal for customers who want the most powerful DNA test available. 

It is also particularly useful in tests of a more complex nature, such as an uncle test, where the chance of obtaining a conclusive result will always be lower than the more straightforward paternity or maternity tests.  This is because the DNA hasn’t been directly inherited. The enhanced test will increase the chance of obtaining a conclusive result.

Over ONE MILLION genetic tests performed since 2004

Why is our uncle testing different?


Not all tests are conclusive and you may not get a definitive answer to your uncleship query.

It is the best kept secret within the industry that uncle testing can be up to 40% inconclusive (four people out of 10 will not get a result). At AlphaBiolabs, we have managed to reduce our inconclusive rate to 28%, so about one in four people will not get a decisive answer. This is obviously an improvement but is still not acceptable to us.

We have therefore introduced our guaranteed result or money back promise. Every customer using our service and not getting a result, will have the price of their test refunded, guaranteed.

Now you can find the answers you need for just €229, with results available in 2-3 days.

What’s in our DNA uncle testing kit?

  • Peace of Mind DNA test request/consent form
  • Full instructions on how to take the DNA uncle test and return the samples
  • A self-addressed envelope to send your DNA test samples back to us 
  • Three DNA sample collection swab packages containing two swabs each 
  • Individual DNA test sample envelopes for one alleged uncle and one child

Extra swabs can be added to the package when ordering if you want to test more people with the same test kit (additional charges apply).

Your test kit will be sent directly to your preferred address in discreet, plain packaging, for full confidentiality.

Buy the fastest, most accurate DNA Uncle Test here