What is a home male lineage DNA test (Y Chromosome) – Also known as Y-STR comparison?
The home paternal relative (Y-STR) comparison test, also known as a paternal lineage test, can confirm a relationship to a distant relative. This DNA test is often used to provide additional evidence in difficult paternity situations in which the alleged father is not available for testing—indirectly, it can tell you whether or not a child is related to the alleged father’s brother(s) and other male relatives who share a common ‘paternal’ line.
The testing process is simple—the DNA samples are taken using a painless buccal (cheek) swab, and testing is completed in 5 business days. We can either send you a testing kit to collect your DNA samples at home, or if there are legal implications, we can use a Chain of Custody collection process where a trained professional near you will take your DNA samples.
Y-STR comparison vs. DNA testing for ancestry:
Unlike DNA tests for ancestry, the Y-STR comparison test provides scientific confirmation of more recent relationships—for example, if you have identified a possible relative from genealogy research and want to confirm your relationship. This Y-STR comparative analysis will tell you whether or not your Y-STRs are consistent, or not consistent, with the conclusion that you and the possible relative(s) may be related through a common male ancestor.
Comparison testing in paternity situations:
In a paternity situation where the alleged father is missing, Y-STR analysis cannot distinguish a specific relationship between males who belong to the same paternal line. However, it is useful for excluding males from an alleged biological relationship. For example, if a male child and his alleged uncle (alleged father’s full brother) are tested, their Y-STR profiles must match. If they do not, then the alleged uncle is excluded (not considered a biological uncle) and the alleged father is probably not the biological father.
Y Chromosome inheritance:
The Y-STR comparison DNA test is based on the fact that the Y chromosome is passed from father to son relatively unchanged through many generations. Because the Y chromosome follows the same father-to-son pattern much like surnames in Western culture, the test has also been referred to as a “Surname Test.”
Although the Y chromosome is only found in males, women can also indirectly participate in a Y-STR DNA test if they are interested in determining their paternal relatives. They would need to ask a biological male relative, such as a father, brother, paternal uncle, or paternal grandfather to contribute a sample for comparison testing with her potential paternal relative or ancestor.
In a Y-STR DNA test, specific locations on the Y chromosome are examined to generate a Y-STR profile for each male tested. Males who are related through their fathers will tend to have the same or similar Y-STR profiles, and males who are not related will likely have different Y-STR profiles.
There are many scenarios in which the Y-STR test may be used. To determine if this test will help you in your particular situation, please call us. One of our caring, knowledgeable DNA Experts will review the information you provide and guide you through the testing process.
Legal vs. at-home male lineage test?
What to consider when selecting a DNA male lineage test?
Legal male lineage test:
Provides court-ready results that may be used to resolve child support disputes, custody disputes, probate issues and other legal matters. Samples are collected at one of EDC’s conveniently located certified collection facilities insuring proper chain of custody is maintained. A documented chain of custody is required for all tests that may be used for legal purposes. Legal test results can be submitted to Immigration agencies or courts as legal proof of maternity.
At-home male lineage test:
Referred to as a non-legal male lineage test or at-home male lineage test. This male lineage test is used when you just need or want answers regarding genetic relationships. A pre-paid express envelope is provided so that you may expedite your DNA samples to the lab. Home male lineage test results is solely for peace of mind and not for legal reasons, you have the option to collect your DNA at home and send it to EDC for testing. Keep in mind results are not court-admissible.
Price and affordability of a home male lineage test?
Home male lineage tests are cheaper than legal male lineage tests as we do not ensure coordination of DNA collection and other features needed to issue a legal document. Therefore, if you only need the DNA male lineage test results to reveal the truth, then an affordable home male lineage test is the best choice for you. For additional peace of mind, EDC ensures that:
– The high-quality testing is strictly the same with every DNA test
– Industry-leading features include running every test twice (Duall Process) to ensure the highest accuracy
– Laboratory inspection excellence, proven by 18 perfect inspections of the most rigorous accrediting organisations
Why is EDC the best choice for my home male lineage test?
The caring employees at the EDC laboratories are leaders in efficient DNA test processing and share their expertise together to provide you the best service. In our up-to-date laboratories our fully professional technicians and researchers ensure top-quality standards and service excellence.
We are specialists providing only reliable male lineage test results. Our DNA testing results are fast, precise and confidential.
How to order a home male lineage test and get started?
If you are willing to proceed with the testing process now and to receive your results as soon as possible, you only need to order your home male lineage test online. This is the quickest way to get started and receive your results online. If you prefer to take some more time to think over your needs, you can order a no commitment DNA test unit. Order your free kit now and we will deliver it to you in a discreet envelope. Once you feel ready to order the male lineage testing, follow the payment instructions included in the kit, and send your DNA samples to the EDC testing laboratory. Additional family members can be included in the tests. Additional charges apply.
Attention: Peace of mind male lineage test results may not be used for legal procedure.
What if a person to be tested is located in another address, city or country?
This case is very common and we will send you and the other person to be tested an individual separate kit at no extra cost (e.g. if you are located in Miami and your child is located in Houston then our laboratory will send a kit to both addresses at no extra cost). When ordering please indicate the second address in our form after payment.
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Home male lineage test results delay and how it looks?
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How accurate is the home male lineage test?
DNA male lineage testing is the most accurate method available to definitively confirm a relationship to a male distant relative.
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