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Tests for men : Y-DNA

Tests for men : Y-DNA

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The specific attributes of the Y-chromosome
 
Our DNA contains the genetic information which makes us who we are and is packaged into our chromosomes. For example, whether we have blue or brown eyes is encoded in our DNA.  Each of us has 23 pairs of chromosomes and it is the 23rd chromosome which defines our gender, male or female. Here is how it works:

  • Females have two X-Chromosomes while males have one X and one Y-Chromosome
  • We have all inherited one chromosome from our mother and one from our father
  • Mothers always pass on one X-Chromosome
  • If the father transfers his X, a girl is born
  • If the father transfers his Y a boy is born
  • For this reason all sons of one man have the same Y-Chromosome
  • The sons of these sons have the same Y-Chromosome as their paternal grandfather and so on.
 
Therefore as the Y-Chromosome is passed on from father to son, all men of the same paternal line have the same Y-Chromosome. 

Analysis of the Y-Chromosome is used to research the paternal line which is typically associated with a hereditary surname. Y-DNA
is therefore a male specific test.  The results can often identify the geographic origin of the paternal line.

Females need to get a male relative, such as a father, uncle, brother or cousin bearing the surname to take the test for them.

 

 

Select from the following products

  •  Y-DNA Test 37 Marker £115.00

    Y-DNA Test 37 Marker

    Y-DNA37 : This is a male specific test. Results identify the ethnic and geographic origin of the paternal line.

  • Y-DNA Test 67 Marker £182.00

    Y-DNA Test 67 Marker

    Y-DNA67 : The additional 30 markers refine the predicted time period in which two individuals are related and eliminate unrelated matches

  • Y-DNA Test 111 Marker £269.00

    Y-DNA Test 111 Marker

    Y-DNA111: This is the highest level of test available

  • Y-DNA Test 12 Marker £47.00

    Y-DNA Test 12 Marker

    Y-DNA Test 12 Marker - This is a basic male specific Y-chromosome test.

  • Y-DNA Test 111 Marker and Family Finder £355.00

    Y-DNA Test 111 Marker and Family Finder

    Y-DNA111: This is the highest level of Y-DNA test available and comes with the autosomal Family Finder test.

  • Family Finder + mtDNA Full Sequence £239.00

    Family Finder + mtDNA Full Sequence

    Family Finder + mtDNA Full Sequence test for both men and women : For close ancestry research (includes ethnic population percentages)

  • Family Finder + mtDNA Plus £133.00

    Family Finder + mtDNA Plus

    Family Finder + mtDNA Plus test for women : For close ancestry research (includes ethnic population percentages)

  • Family Finder + Y-DNA 67 £268.00

    Family Finder + Y-DNA 67

    Family Finder + Y-DNA test for men : For close ancestry research (includes ethnic population percentages)

  • Family Finder + Y-DNA 37 £201.00

    Family Finder + Y-DNA 37

    Family Finder + Y-DNA test for men : For close ancestry research (includes ethnic population percentages)

  • Family Finder + Y-DNA 12 £133.00

    Family Finder + Y-DNA 12

    Family Finder + Y-DNA 12 test for men : For close ancestry research (includes ethnic population percentages)

  • Y-DNA 67 + mtDNAPlus £220.00

    Y-DNA 67 + mtDNAPlus

    Y-DNA 67 + mtDNAPlus - This is the combination of a male specific Y-chromosome test and a maternal lineage mitochondrial test.

  • Y-DNA 37+ mtDNAPlus £162.00

    Y-DNA 37+ mtDNAPlus

    Y-DNA 37 + mtDNAPlus - This is the combination of a male specific Y-chromosome test and a maternal lineage mitochondrial test.