Mitochondrial DNA testing is often used to determine whether two or more inidividuals share the same maternal line. The test result will accurately confirm or exclude whether the individuals tested share a common maternal ancestor.
This test is done by comparing your mitochondrial DNA profile with the mitochondrial DNA profile of other test participants. A perfect match between profiles confirms a shared maternal lineage.
Sometimes this test is done to confirm whether test participants share the same mother or any other maternal ancestors. MtDNA testing is an accurate and powerful tool for confirming relationships from your mother’s side of the family. The low mutation rate of mitochondrial DNA makes this test so reliable.
Y-chromosome on the other hand, is the DNA test we always advise when testing is to take place between male relatives.
Males do not pass the X-SV they inherited from their mother to their children. The test cannot establish the type of relationship between the people being tested(eg. aunt, niece, grandmother, nephew, mother etc..) but only that they share a common maternal line.
The cost of this test starts from as little as $799. The price of the DNA test will change if more people require testing. Results are normally available between 14 to 16 business days.
How do I order an mtDNA test?
At EasyDNA we offer mtDNA testing starting at only $799.
Proceed to Order the DNA Test. Click the test you require depending on the number of people who need to be tested. Once we have received confirmation of your order, we will promptly send your DNA test kit to the address you specify.
Using our easy-to-use instructions, collect the DNA samples. Once you have collected the required DNA samples, return them using the pre-addressed envelope for laboratory analysis.
You will receive your DNA test result in 14-16 working days. For detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to use your DNA testing kit please visit our sample collection guide page.