DNA Paternal Ancestry Test
Trace your father’s lineage with Y-DNA testing
Uncover your direct paternal ancestry using our Y-DNA test. Only males carry Y-DNA, passed down from father to son, letting you track your father’s ancestral line generation by generation.
- Simple and painless mouth swab kit
- Each test includes the full genetic report
This test analyzes Y-chromosome DNA and can only be taken by males, as the Y-chromosome is found only in males. Females interested in ancestry tracing should consider our Maternal Ancestry Test, which follows the maternal line, or testing a male relative like a brother or father to view ancestry on the paternal side.
This test analyzes DNA from the Y-chromosome (Y-DNA), which is only present in males. Therefore, only males are eligible to take this test.
For females interested in tracing their ancestry, we offer two alternative options:
- Order the Maternal Ancestry Test which investigates mtDNA passed down the maternal line.
- Trace paternal lineage by testing a male relative, such as a brother, father, cousin or nephew.
Trace your maternal ancestry with mtDNA:
Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is DNA that is found in the mitochondria of cells. Both males and females have mtDNA so both males and females can take the mtDNA test. mtDNA testing allows you to trace the ancestry of your direct maternal lineage (your mother’s, mother’s, mother’s… maternal lineage). Using your mtDNA results, you can find out whether you are linked to any other individual along your direct maternal line; you can search a global database to seek long lost maternal line relatives from around the world; compare against indigenous populations from around the world to see which population is the closest match to your mtDNA type, compare against famous people in history, and find out which ancient mtDNA Haplogroup you belong to.
Sanger Sequencing of the entire region of mtDNA tested. Regions that can be tested using Sanger Sequencing include HVR1, HVR2 and Coding Regions. If all three regions are tested, it is considered an mtDNA full sequencing test.
Dna Database Usage
Our laboratory is a proud sponsor of the DNA Ancestry Project, a global database for tracing your ancestry and finding family matches. The database is 100% free with no subscription fees.
HOW IT WORKS
Step 1: Order test kit online
Step 2: Collect DNA sample using a painless mouth swab, and mail to the lab in the provided return envelope
Step 3: Receive your results online
|Test Type||Private Test Kit|
|Standard Paternal Ancestry Package (Y-DNA 20 STR Marker Test)||$261|
|Advanced Paternal Ancestry Package (Y-DNA 44 STR Marker Test)||$429|
|Advanced Paternal Ancestry Package (Y-DNA 67 STR Marker Test)||$453|
|Premium Paternal Ancestry Package (Y-DNA 101 STR Marker Test)||$732|
|Standard Maternal Ancestry Package (mtDNA HVR1 Test)||$261|
|Advanced Maternal Ancestry Package (mtDNA HVR1 + HVR2 Test)||$318|
|Premium Maternal Ancestry Package (mtDNA HVR1 + HVR2 + Coding Region Test)||$2832|
|Standard Combo Ancestry Package (Y-DNA 20 STR Marker + mtDNA HVR1 Test)||$522|
|Advanced Combo Ancestry Package (Y-DNA 44 STR Marker + mtDNA HVR1 + HVR2 Test)||$833|
|Advanced Combo Ancestry Package (Y-DNA 67 STR Marker + mtDNA HVR1 + HVR2 Test)||$771|
|Premium Combo Ancestry Package (Y-DNA 101 STR Marker + mtDNA HVR1 + HVR2 + Coding Region Test)||$1878|
Can females take the Y-DNA test?
No, only males have Y-DNA so only males can take the Y-DNA test. Females wishing to trace their paternal lineage must test the Y-DNA of a male family member such as a father, brother, male cousin or nephew who is on their direct paternal line. Both males and females can take the mtDNA to trace their maternal lineage.
If I test 20 Y-DNA STR markers, can I test more markers at a later date?
Yes, if you test 20 markers, you can choose to test more markers later.
What is the significance of mtDNA HVR1, HVR2 and Coding Region sequences?
mtDNA is unique because it is passed down strictly along the direct maternal line (from mother to child). Only females can pass their mtDNA down to their children, so even though both males and females have mtDNA, only females can pass their mtDNA down to the next generation. The maternal line inheritance pattern of mtDNA means that your mtDNA is inherited directly from your matrilineal ancestors (mother’s, mother’s, mother’s…. maternal lineage). The matrilineal inheritance pattern of mtDNA means that all people who have descended from the same maternal lineage as you will have exactly the same mtDNA as you.