Male Lineage Test

Peace of Mind Male Lineage Test

What is a DNA male lineage test and what does it check for?

  • premium home DNA test using 16 genetic markers
  • determines whether two males are related through a paternal lineage
  • 100% accurate for both positive and negative results

Product code: 928382

Price : £390.00

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Who needs to be tested?

Two or more males who wish to find out whether they are related through their paternal lineage can take this test. The Y chromosome which is present in all males remains identifiable through DNA sampling for multiple generations when passed on from grandfather to father to son.

The DNA Male Lineage test focuses on this Y chromosome and creates a Y-STR profile for each male who provides a sample. The test will then identify if there are similarities or matches in the two profiles. If the profiles match, it is proven with 100% accuracy that there is a paternal relationship between the two males. If the profiles do not match, there is no paternal lineage.

How do I take the test?

The DNA test is easy to use and will involve a mouth swab being taken from each subject being tested. You will receive two cotton swabs per person in separate envelopes. One swab is used to take a saliva cell sample from the inside left cheek, and the other swab is used to take a saliva cell sample from the inside right cheek. You should ensure that the cotton swab is completely dry before you place it in the envelope, and that you have clearly labelled each subjectís envelopes for processing. Itís important that you do not consume any coffee, alcohol or tobacco-related products at least four hours before the test. Detailed instructions for how to take each test will be included in your test kit.

What Y-STR male lineage tests are available?

There are two types of Y-STR male lineage tests available from TestDiagnostics Ė a peace of mind male lineage DNA test or a court approved male lineage DNA test. A peace of mind Y-STR male lineage test can be taken in the privacy of your home for personal reasons and cannot be used for immigration or legal purposes. However, a peace of mind test may not be used in a court of law or for immigration or legal purposes.

A court approved DNA test can be used for all legal purposes, and requires that a neutral third party or medical professional perform or witness the swab collection. The test subjects submitting their DNA samples must also provide the third party with recent passport photos as well as positive photographic identification such as a passport and utility bill. Please note that this medical professional must be organised by the test subjects themselves and may charge an additional fee which is not included in the TestDiagnostics fees.

How will I get my results?

Your results will be available to download from our secure area just one week after our laboratory receives your completed sample. You need to ensure that you have fully completed all forms and required information included in your test pack so that the laboratory can make the most accurate analysis, in the fastest time possible.

If you have taken a court-approved DNA test, a notarised copy of your results and supporting documentation will in addition be posted to your specified address.

All TestDiagnostics DNA testing and analysis is carried out at an accredited laboratory in accordance with the internationally recognised International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005. Our partner laboratoryís accreditations include CLIA, AABB, Ministry of Justice, A2LA and NATA and our test kits contain FDA-approved components. Our customer service team is on hand 9am to 5pm every weekday to assist you with any questions you may have about our tests and service, and to provide support and advice once you receive your test results. Please contact us if you have any questions you about our tests and/or lab accreditations. Alternatively, please click here for more information about our DNA tests.

TestDiagnostics require prior consent from every person providing a DNA sample for testing purposes. In the case of a minor, the parentís or guardianís consent in required.