DNA Origins® Paternal Lineage test overview.
IF you are a female: Do not submit your own DNA sample – paternal lineage information is found on the Y-chromosome, which women do not have. If you want to do paternal lineage testing, your full biological brother or biological father needs to contribute a DNA sample.
- Complete instructions
- Cheek swabs for DNA collection
- Postage-paid envelope for returning samples to the lab (U.S. customers only)
- Just 6-8 weeks from receipt of samples at the lab
Through a paternal lineage DNA test, you can trace the story of your family’s unique journey, from its likely point of origin to points around the world. For many people, this can be a unique opportunity to learn more about their family’s history when family records are incomplete or nonexistent. A paternal ancestry DNA test can provide more accurate results even when you think you know your family’s history, because the science doesn’t depend on your relatives records that may be faulty or incomplete.
When you use a paternal DNA testing kit from HomeDNA, you’ll get the unvarnished truth about where your family came from, and we make it easy!
DNA Origins® Paternal Lineage test details.
This test relies on portions of human DNA that are passed from father to son relatively unchanged through many generations. By examining these key parts of our DNA, our paternal history can be traced back a thousand years or more.
IF you are a female: Do not submit your own DNA sample—paternal lineage information is found on the Y-chromosome, which women do not have. If you want to do paternal lineage testing, your full biological brother or biological father needs to contribute a DNA sample.
Test Results Include:
- Personalized Certificate PDF: Displays your haplogroup designation and map showing your ancestors’ journey and where they initially settled in the old world. Results accessed online
- Results Manual PDF: Explains your results in detail and provides more information about ancestry testing and human migration history. Results accessed online.