mtDNA Test (Following the Maternal Line)

mtDNA testing is particularly useful for determining ancient migration and, if compared to another sample, establishing maternal genealogical lineages.

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mtDNA Typing (male or female participants): The Carmichael DNA Surname Project provides a detailed analysis of your mtDNA sequence pattern, describing how it fits in to a haplogroup (migration pattern or ethnic association).
$245

Combination Test: Y-Chromosome and mtDNA Typing for the Carmichael DNA Surname Project (Males Only)

$400

mtDNA Inheritance PatternmtDNA sequencing provides researchers (e.g., forensic scientists, evolutionary biologists, genealogists, and anthropologists) a useful tool for studying human migration patterns, evolution, maternally linked relationships and identification.

The process of mtDNA testing is simple...

First, the participant collects DNA at home using our convenient Cheek Swab

Specimen Collection Kit. Then, they will send the DNA sample to our DNA laboratory. The laboratory sequences an area of the person’s

mitochondrial DNA. The sequence is then compared to a standard index, referred to as the reference sequence.

The results can be used to either 1) assess a person’s ethnicity (or population), or 2) give an accurate indication of a maternal-linked relationship between two individuals that have had their mtDNA sequenced.

There are 2 regions of the mtDNA that are of particular interest to researchers because of their variability among the different human populations. These regions are most commonly referred to as HVR1 and HVR2.

To characterize the HVR1 mtDNA pattern, the laboratory sequences the mtDNA. mtDNA sequence data and a comparative analysis through examining this region, and reporting the differences as compared to a standard, the Cambridge Reference Sequence.

The DNA Laboratory uses this service to facilitate in reconstructing family maternal-linked relationships. However, the data can also be used to research your own mtDNA sequence. There are a number of publications that can assist with researching an mtDNA profile, and assessing how it relates to published mtDNA migration patterns.

The Camichael DNA Surname Project does this analysis, and provides you with a detailed summary to your mtDNA migration pattern or ethnic association.

 

 

FIGURE: This DNA migration pattern map, created from compiled research on DNA populations around the world, demonstrates that the first Humans originated in Africa about 130-180 thousand years ago. Notes: a) mtDNA macro-lineage L is predominant in Africa, b) mt-DNA macro-lineages M and N are found throughout Eurasia and Australia, c) mtDNA lineages H, I , J, K, T, N, U, V, W and X are predominant in West Eurasia, d) mtDNA lineages A, B, C, D, E, F, G, M, P, Q and Z are predominant in Asia and Oceania, and e) mtDNA lineages A, B, C, D, and X are found in the Americas.

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Description of Service
Price

 

mtDNA Typing (male or female participants): The Carmichael DNA Surname Project provides a detailed analysis of your mtDNA sequence pattern, describing how it fits in to a haplogroup (migration pattern or ethnic association).
$245

Combination Test: Y-Chromosome and mtDNA Typing for the Carmichael DNA Surname Project (Males Only)

$400