ANCESTRY TESTS

DNA Maternal Ancestry Test

DNA Maternal Ancestry Test
Trace your maternal ancestry with mtDNA

DNA Ancestry testing can help you to trace your maternal lineages. When you order the test, a buccal swab collection kit is sent to you to collect a DNA sample quickly and painlessly from inside the mouth. The full genetic report is included with every test.

Standard Maternal Ancestry Package
Trace your maternal lineage

Starting at $119

DESCRIPTION

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.

mtDNA TEST METHOD

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.

FEE SCHEDULE

Test Type

Private Test Kit

Standard Maternal Ancestry Package (mtDNA HVR1 Test)

$119

Advanced Maternal Ancestry Package (mtDNA HVR1 + HVR2 Test)

$189

Premium Maternal Ancestry Package (mtDNA HVR1 + HVR2 + Coding Region Test)

$1528

FEE SCHEDULE FOR YEAR 2020

1 child, 1 alleged father

$99

$230

1 mother, 1 child, 1 alleged father

$139

$255

2 children, 1 alleged father

$164

$325

1 mother, 2 children, 1 alleged father

$210

$350

3 children, 1 alleged father

$249

$420

1 mother, 3 children, 1 alleged father

$295

$445

4 children, 1 alleged father

$334

$515

1 mother, 4 children, 1 alleged father

$380

$540

5 children, 1 alleged father

$419

$610

1 mother, 1 child, 2 alleged fathers

$210

$350

6 children, 1 alleged father

$504

$705

1 child, 2 alleged fathers

$164

$325

For legal testing, a specimen collection and witnessing charge of $50 will apply for each individual whose sample is collected at one of our locations in the US, and $100 for each individual whose sample is collected overseas. A $25 charge will apply if individuals in the same case are collected at different locations.

FAQ

Can females take the mtDNA test?
Yes, both males and females inherit mtDNA from their mother so both males and females can take the mtDNA test to trace their maternal lineage.

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.

If I test only the HVR1 region, can I test more regions at a later date?
In total the mtDNA has 3 regions: HVR1, HVR2 and Coding Region. If you test only the HVR1 region, or only the HVR1 and HVR2 Regions, you can choose to test the remaining region(s) at a later date.

Maternal Ancestry Test

Trace your maternal ancestry with mtDNA

DNA Ancestry testing can help you to trace your paternal and maternal lineages. When you order the test, a buccal swab collection kit is sent to you to collect a DNA sample quickly and painlessly from inside the mouth. The full genetic report is included with every test.

Standard Maternal Ancestry Package
Trace your maternal lineage

From $119

DESCRIPTION

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.

mtDNA TEST METHOD

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.

FEE SCHEDULE

Standard Maternal Ancestry Package (mtDNA HVR1 Test)

Private Test Kit: $119

Advanced Maternal Ancestry Package (mtDNA HVR1 + HVR2 Test)

Private Test Kit: $189

Premium Maternal Ancestry Package (mtDNA HVR1 + HVR2 + Coding Region Test)

Private Test Kit: $1528

FAQ

Can females take the mtDNA test?
Yes, both males and females inherit mtDNA from their mother so both males and females can take the mtDNA test to trace their maternal lineage.

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.

If I test only the HVR1 region, can I test more regions at a later date?
In total the mtDNA has 3 regions: HVR1, HVR2 and Coding Region. If you test only the HVR1 region, or only the HVR1 and HVR2 Regions, you can choose to test the remaining region(s) at a later date.

ANCESTRY TESTS

DNA Maternal Ancestry Test