About the AlphaBiolabs Home Y DNA Test Kit
A Y chromosome test (also referred to as a Y DNA test) is used to verify a biological relationship when a male’s possible father is unavailable for a DNA paternity test. A son inherits his Y chromosome from his father, and the chromosome does not change from father to son.
Since the Y chromosome mutates once every 10,000 years, it is possible to analyze and compare test participants for a biological relationship through the paternal family line.
If the males in question are related, their Y chromosome will be identical.
Please note that this test cannot identify whether the test participants are father and son, grandfather or grandson, uncle or nephew, etc. It just demonstrates that the two males are paternally related.
What is included in your Home Y DNA Test Kit?
- Y chromosome test request/consent form.
- Complete instructions on how to take the Y chromosome test and how to return the samples.
- An already-addressed envelope to send the test sample back to AlphaBiolabs.
- Three sample collection swab packages containing two swabs in each package.
- Individual DNA test sample envelopes for the test participants. Extra individuals can be easily added in the product options below.
You will receive your results by email within 3–5 working days after our laboratory has received your samples.
Easy and painless sample collection
Our Y chromosome DNA test kit includes mouth swabs that you rub gently and painlessly on the inside of the cheek.
Kits are shipped quickly
We mail out your kit the same day you order it. You can choose to receive your kit by USPS Standard or Express Mail.
As soon as AlphaBiolabs receives your DNA samples in our lab we begin the testing process. We will then email your results in 3–5 working days.
Our DNA tests are extremely accurate
AlphaBiolabs Y chromosome test results are accurate. AlphaBiolabs is an ISO 17025-accredited laboratory, meeting the very highest international quality standards.
Can kits be sent to two addresses?
AlphaBiolabs can mail the DNA paternity test kits to two different addresses. There will be an option to list a 2nd address when you check out.
What is peace of mind testing?
AlphaBiolabs offer peace of mind testing with all of our DNA test kits.
This simply means that the sample collection can be done more quickly and easily for your convenience. In most cases your DNA sample can be collected privately at home without the need to have a more costly and time consuming third-party verify the DNA sample collection.
The testing procedure and your accurate results are exactly the same as a chain of control test, but are not admissible in court proceedings.