mtDNA Test (X-SR Maternal Lineage Test)
MtDNA testing is used to determine whether two or more people are related through their maternal lineage.
The test is based on the Mitochondrial DNA sequence variation of people who are related through their maternal lineage or to confirm if this DNA is passed on from females to their offspring. Through this test we can determine if two or more siblings (male or female) share the same biological mother – thereby confirming whether they are related or not.
Males do not pass the X-SV they inherited from their mother to their children, only females pass it on to their offspring. It is important to note that an mtDNA test cannot tell you the nature of the relationship between test participants (eg. aunt and nephew or grandmother and granddaughter); the test will only tell you whether you share a common maternal line. It is however, an extremely accurate test and will provide you with very accurate results.
Results are normally available in 14-16 business days. We do not offer an express testing option on this type of test.
As in the Y-chromosome, the mitochondrial DNA has an infrequent mutation rate throughout the generations.
Males do not pass the X-SV they inherited from their mother to their children. It is also important to note that it is not possible to differentiate between women from the same maternal lineage or children that have the same mother.
MtDNA testing can only be used to confirm a shared maternal lineage. It cannot tell you anything about your paternal lineage. To learn whether two or more males share the same paternal blood line, we suggest a Y chromosome test. Just like the Y-chromosome, mitochondrial DNA has an infrequent mutation rate and rarely changes from generation to generation.
How do I order an mtDNA test?
At easyDNA we offer mtDNA testing starting at only PHP23,800. for testing 2 persons.
- First, go to our Order DNA Test page. There you will find a variety of options depending on the number of females being tested.
- Second, order and pay for the appropriate test and wait for your DNA test kit, which you can complete in the comfort and privacy of your own home.
- Third, using our easy-to-use instructions, collect the DNA samples and return them to us at your convenience.
The cost of this test starts from PHP23,800 and depends on how many people are tested. Once the DNA samples are returned to us, you will receive your fully comprehensive DNA analysis report in 15 working days. For detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to use your DNA testing kit please visit our sample collection guide page.