DNA Tests Available > Y Chromosome DNA Testing
This test is used for establishing whether 2 or more individuals belong to the same paternal line.
• Tests up to 16 DNA markers – More accurate than the usual 11 markers tested by other laboratories.
• ISO 17025 Accredited/ 100% Accurate Results
• Legal Y Chromosome test and Peace of Mind options available
At conception, a male child receives a complete copy of their biological fathers Y Chromosome. Because the Y chromosome is passed on intact to male offspring, the Y chromosome passed on by a biological father to his son is exactly the same (except for random mutation) as the Y chromosome he received from his father. He in turn received it from his father and so on. In addition, the Y chromosome of biological brothers, paternal uncles and male cousins will also be identical.
The DNA test analyses up to 16 genetic locations on the DNA strand. Individuals from the same paternal line will match at all locations.
This DNA test can only be performed on Males, as Females do not possess Y Chromosomes.
Examples of when this test can be used are as follows:
The Y chromosome test will provide evidence that a paternal link exists between two males but it will not identify what that paternal link is. If you need a specific question answered, our experts recommend the Sibling or Extended Family DNA test.
These advanced tests are highly recommended by our experts and can be used for the following:
Face to face DNA sample collection, consultation and clinical expertise from your dedicated DNA test case manager - even if your Y Chromosome test is not for legal purposes. Contact us today to organise an appointment for your Y-Chromosome test.
We have a growing network of registered nurse's throughout the UK and Ireland who are on call to collect your DNA samples for a Y-Chromosome test. To arrange an appointment for a nurse to collect your DNA samples, please contact the DNA Clinics on the telephone numbers listed above a complete an on-line enquiry form.
A fast and convenient way for you to collect your own DNA samples for a Y-Chromosome test. Call DNA Clinics today to order a Home DNA Test Kit or visit our on-line store to order your FREE DNA Y-Chromosome test kit.