Test Types

Why can’t females take a Y-DNA test?

A Y-DNA test, also known as a paternal lineage test, looks at the Y chromosome. The Y chromosome is one of two sex chromosomes, X and Y. Sex chromosomes carry the genetic code that makes [...]

Our Three Basic Tests

We offer three basic types of tests: Family Finder (autosomal DNA), Y-DNA, and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). Note: Click on the blue boxes () below for information on each topic. Our Family Finder test focuses [...]

What is the mtFull Sequence (mtDNA) test? What will I learn?

A mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) test looks at your female-inherited mitochondrial DNA. Historic records are often inadequate for women's history. Maternal DNA testing offers you the opportunity to at least partially overcome that barrier, and by [...]