Combined genographic test of maternal & paternal lines.

When searching for your origin, you can face various obstacles.

Analysis methods Availability Number of genes Test code Retail Price
PCR 3 – 4 weeks GHC 033 £ TBA

Detailed information

A genetic test will make this search much easier and will reveal your deepest roots. The information obtained is useful for the study of family history and genealogy, for the compilation of distant kinship or pedigrees (Y haplotype is inherited together with surname), to a lesser extent also for searching for the origin of the ancestral track. This test determines the relevance of the human being to the Y-DNA haplope (Y-DNA clone) and also to the mtDNA haplus (clone mtDNA).

The examination is appropriate if:

  • You are searching for your origin
  • You are compiling a pedigree
  • You are engaged in genealogical research
The result of the test is a haplogroup certificate, and a detailed report with basic information on the area and time of occurrence, as well as the history of the haplogroups, with maps of their current enlargement in Europe. You will also receive data on the frequency of found haplotypes and haplo groups in the UK or Central European population, including the result of searching for your mtDNA haplotype and Y-DNA haplotype in world databases.

Who is the test suitable for?

The test is suitable for anyone who wants to know some information about their origin or their ancestors after the maternal and paternal lines. Investigations can be performed in individuals of any age, as genetic information is invariable throughout life. However, examination of the paternal line can only be done in males, because the female genome does not contain the Y chromosome, which is inherited from father to son. If a woman is interested in this test, it is necessary to analyze, in addition to her own DNA, the DNA of her patrilinear relative, that is father or brother.

What can this test reveal?

The result of this test is the sequence of the so-called hypervariable regions of the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA haplotype of the maternal line) and the STR profile of the Y chromosome Y chromosome (Y haplotype of the father's line), the genetic information of the organism. These genomic sites are highly variable, the acquired haplotypes are almost individual, and they are likely to place the track in the haplogroup with high probability, revealing the deepest genetic roots of male and female ancestral lines.

How does the test work?

Genetic examination is performed from your DNA, which can be obtained by swabbing from the oral cavity (buccal wiping of the inside of your mouth cheek - DNA isolation from oral mucosal cells). You can take the sample yourself in the comfort of your home and send it to our lab, or have your collection taken by your GP.

How is the test done?

You can order the test from attending your Doctor/GP, private clinic or online at ghcgenetics. co.uk. Once you have signed the informed consent form, either a swab of your mouth will be taken or a blood sample will be collected. Once the genetic analysis is finished, you or your Doctor/GP will receive a report with the results and based on these he/she will recommend suitable preventive measures.