Y-Chromosome DNA Testing

picture of man and childThis type of test is very helpful in determining whether two males are related through a father’s line of genetics.

The Y-chromosome, which is only found in males, passes down unchanged from father to son. Any male who has a male ancestor in common will have the same Y-chromosome. This applies to cousins, nephews, uncles, a grandfather or any other man in the family.

A paternity test of the alleged father is the first type to start with in determining the parentage of a child. But in some situations, that’s not possible; the person might be unable or unwilling to have the test done. This is when the Y-chromosome test is very valuable. Anyone from the alleged father’s cousin to nephew to grandfather and more can be tested, and the results will reveal whether the two are biologically related.

Our price for non-legal Y-Chromosome testing for one person is $425. Results are usually available two to five business days after DNA collection.

For more information about Y-Chromosome DNA testing, contact us. One of our trained consultants will explain everything you’ll need to know about the Y-DNA test. Call today!

How Y-DNA Testing Works

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This type of test examines the STR (short tandem repeat) segments of DNA on the Y chromosome. The segments are known as genetic markers and occur in non-coding DNA, also known as “junk” DNA.

These tests generally look at 10 to 67 markers on the Y chromosome, but more than 100 can be available.

At Choice DNA, we provide expert support and advice about all types of DNA testing. Our company is proud to have a large client base in the legal-services area, so we regularly work with attorneys and law enforcement entities. Other clients include corporations, physicians, social-service workers and people in the private sector who are in need of DNA-testing assistance.

The services we provide include sample collection, chain-of-custody quality assurance and a full-time geneticist on staff, who interprets the results with the help of our customer-support team.

Our company recently started a partner-and-affiliate group called The DNA Network. It is designed to provide answers and assistance for anyone who has questions about DNA, from single individuals to large, nationally known corporations.

If you’d like to know more about Y-Chromosome DNA testing, contact us and we’ll get the process started for you. The Y-DNA test can be a very valuable tool as you seek answers, so call today!