This paternal ancestry Y-DNA test analyzes short tandem repeat (STR) markers on the Y chromosome (Y-DNA). This allows tracing the ancestry of direct paternal lineage (father’s, father’s, father’s…paternal lineage).
Y-STR markers are useful for tracing recent ancestral events. Y-STR tests can be used for forensic applications, investigating relationships, tracing distant male relatives who may have descended from the same paternal lineage and identifying links to famous people. Y-STR tests are simple tests that can provide you with rich information about your paternal lineage.
Important! This test can only be taken by MALES, as only males have Y-DNA. Females wishing to trace their own paternal lineage must test the Y-DNA of a direct male line relative.
Select from the following options:
- Standard Test: 20 STR markers
- Advanced Test: 44 STR markers
- Premium Test: 101 STR markers. This provides the highest resolution and most precise TMRCA calculation.
Upgrade Options: 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.
Combo Ancestry Test: Men can also analyze their maternal ancestry using mitochondrial DNA. If you would like to concurrently trace both maternal and paternal ancestry take the DNA Ancestry Test – 2 Test Combo.