DNA Paternal Ancestry Test
Trace your father’s lineage with Y-DNA testingUncover your direct paternal ancestry using our Y-DNA test. Only males carry Y-DNA, passed down from father to son, letting you track your father’s ancestral line generation by generation.
- Simple and painless mouth swab kit
- Each test includes the full genetic report
Important NoteThis test analyzes Y-chromosome DNA and can only be taken by males, as the Y-chromosome is found only in males. Females interested in ancestry tracing should consider our Maternal Ancestry Test, which follows the maternal line, or testing a male relative like a brother or father to view ancestry on the paternal side.
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Collect your DNA with our painless mouth swabs, then send the samples to our laboratory for analysis
Access your confidential results online the moment testing is completed. Our team of experts is available for any questions.
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Can females take the Y-DNA test?
No, only males have Y-DNA so only males can take the Y-DNA test. Females wishing to trace their paternal lineage must test the Y-DNA of a male family member such as a father, brother, male cousin or nephew who is on their direct paternal line. Both males and females can take the mtDNA to trace their maternal lineage.
If I test 20 Y-DNA STR markers, can I test more markers at a later date?
Yes, if you test 20 markers, you can choose to test more markers later.
Can females take the mtDNA test?
Yes, both males and females inherit mtDNA from their mother so both males and females can take the mtDNA test to trace their maternal lineage.