This combo ancestry DNA tests will analyze your maternally inherited mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), as well as the short tandem repeat (STR) markers on your paternally inherited Y chromosome (Y-DNA). This test allows you to trace the ancestry of your direct maternal lineage (your mother’s, mother’s, mother’s…maternal lineage) and your direct paternal lineage (your father’s, father’s, father’s…paternal lineage).
Important! Only MALES can take this combo test, as only males have Y-DNA. Females are able to trace their maternal lineages through DNA Maternal Ancestry Test (link product page), but if they wish to trace their own paternal lineage, they must test the Y-DNA of a direct male line relative.
Choose from the following options:
- Standard Test: 20 Y-STR markers and mtDNA HVR1 sequence. This is often all that is required to achieve an adequate resolution.
- Advanced Test: 44 Y-STR markers and mtDNA HVR1 + HVR2 sequence.
- Premium Test: 101 Y-STR markers and the full mtDNA genome sequence (HVR1 + HVR2 + Coding Region). This provides the highest resolution.
A cost-efficient upgrade option is available. You can start by taking the Standard Test. If this region does not provide a high enough resolution, there is an option to upgrade to the Advanced Test or the Premium Test.