Our sex chromosomes determine our biological sex. Males have an X and Y chromosome and females have two X chromosomes. They do not have a Y-chromosome. The Y-chromosome is passed down from a father to all his sons virtually unchanged. Therefore all males with the same father will all have identical Y-chromosomes, and any sons they go on to have will also all have the same Y-chromosome. This means that all males who descend from the same man will all have the same Y-chromosome. It is known as the paternal line. Identifying a male individuals Y-chromosome DNA profile can easily determine whether male relatives have different biological fathers or share a common paternal line. It cannot conclusively determine paternity, but can link male relatives across many generations within a family. With over 20 years’ Experience in paternity, kinship and forensic DNA testing the Forensic Genomics Innovation Hub is your trusted partner when it comes to quality driven, accurate results that leave no room for doubt.
As our DNA is present in almost every cell in the body, it is very easy to self-sample, making sampling from your own relaxed environment so much easier.
Order online and we will send you a home Y-chromosome DNA test sampling kit containing everything you need for sampling all males being tested. Kits are sent first class post.
Follow the instructions included in the sampling kit, complete the paperwork, then send the samples back to our laboratory using the pre-paid Tracked 24 service.
Our Y-chromosome DNA test uses the latest technology in DNA profiling. Have no doubt your samples will be processed in confidence with quality driven laboratory procedures.
Receive your private and confidential report via email either the SAME day or in 2 working days of the samples arriving at the laboratory.
The Forensic Genomics Innovation Hub is extremely experienced in DNA testing. The Y-chromosome DNA test accurately establishes whether male individuals are from the same paternal line. We can test brothers, male cousins and uncles. Fathers and sons, grandsons and grandfathers, and even trace back through generations of males from the same paternal line.
Our genetic test analyses 23 DNA locations along the Y-chromosome, which is virtually unchanged down through the male generations in a family from the same paternal line.
If the Y-chromosomes in the male individuals tested are different the males are from different male lines. They do not share the same biological father. If their Y-chromosomes are the same they definitely from the same paternal line.
There are no grey areas with a Forensic Genomics Innovation Hub Y-chromosome report. Matching Y-chromosome DNA profiles mean that both males are from the same paternal line and share a common male ancestor - be it a brother, cousin, father, uncle grandfather, great-grandfather etc. Different Y-chromosome DNA profiles and both males do not share a common male relative.
Your kit will include easy to follow instructions for use and a sample consent form plus the following items:
A) Required number of swabs
B) Required number of tubes
C) Required number of barcodes
D) Protective pouches
E) Postage prepaid return box
23 Y-chromosome DNA markers analysed providing definitive results, that leave no room for doubt.
More than 20 years’ experience in DNA profiling in forensic, paternity, kinship and ancestry testing, DNA sequencing, counselling and customer service.
As a forensic laboratory where quality control is paramount you can be sure that your DNA is in safe hands, with complete confidentiality.
To understand more about using Y-chromosome DNA to identify more distant male relatives read our blog on Kinship and Genealogy explained. Any questions you might be answered here.