Y Chromosome DNA Test - Testing alleged MALE relatives to see if they share the same paternal lineage.
A Father's Y chromosome is passed down to his sons. This means that his sons will also have the exact same Y chromosome. If their Y chromosome was different, they would not share the same father. When organising this test you have to consider that two men with the same Y may not be brothers, they could be an Uncle and nephew or perhaps cousins. The Y chromosome test identifies if they share the same male ancestors or male lineage of the family.
So why would you order a Y chromosome test?
When the alleged father is not available for testing and the alleged relatives who want to be tested are male donors (women do not carry the Y chromosome).
Maybe you will consider ordering this test if
Please call one of our helpful Consultants before ordering your free DNA collection kit. This will assist you in making your decision and confirming if this is the right test that will best suit your needs.