About our Y Chromosome Test
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 to determine a biological relationships 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 how individuals are related such as whether they are father and son, grandfather or grandson, uncle or nephew, etc. It can only be used to confirm that two males are paternally related.
What will the test cost?
You can order our Y Chromosome Test online now for just $249.
The test includes enough cheek swabs to test two males, and will be sent directly to your chosen address in discreet, plain packaging, for full confidentiality.
If you would like to test more than two males, you can select this option when placing your order (additional charges apply).
What is included in the kit?
For $249, our Y Chromosome Test kit includes:
- Complete, easy-to-follow instructions on how to take the Y chromosome test and return your samples to our laboratory
- A pre-addressed envelope to send your samples back to us
- Three DNA sample collection swab packages containing two swabs in each package
- Individual DNA test sample envelopes for each person taking the test
If you need to test more individuals, you can easily select this option while placing your order (additional charges apply).
Your test kit will be sent directly to your chosen address in discreet, plain packaging, for full confidentiality.
Once we have received your samples at our laboratory, we will email your password-protected results in 3–5 working days.
Order your Y Chromosome Test online today for $249. Payment details are 100% secure and will never be sold to third party advertisers.
How do I collect the DNA samples?
Once you have received your kit, simply follow the instructions included in your kit to collect your samples.
Rub the swab gently and painlessly on the inside of the cheek. Three packs of two swabs are provided.
When will I receive my kit?
Simply buy your test online now, and we’ll ship it out to you immediately.
Your test kit will be sent directly to your chosen address in plain packaging, for full confidentiality.
You can choose to receive your kit by USPS First Class Mail (included in the cost of your test), or upgrade to USPS Priority Mail (+$9.99) or USPS Priority Mail Express (+$29.99).
When will I receive my results?
Once you have collected your samples, simply post them back to our laboratory using your preferred shipping method.
As soon as we receive your DNA samples, we begin the testing process at our accredited laboratory.
You will receive your results by password-protected email in 3-5 working days after we have received your samples.
How accurate is our Y Chromosome Test?
Our Y Chromosome Test is 100% accurate based on the samples we receive.
AlphaBiolabs is an ISO 17025-accredited testing laboratory, meeting the highest international quality standards.
Can kits be sent to two addresses?
Yes, AlphaBiolabs can mail Y Chromosome Test kits to two different addresses.
You will find the option to list a 2nd address when you check out.
Both test kits will be sent out in discreet, plain packaging, for full confidentiality.
What is peace of mind testing?
At AlphaBiolabs, we offer peace of mind testing with all our DNA testing kits.
As the name suggests, a peace of mind DNA test is for personal use only.
The results of these tests can give you the answers you need, but they cannot be used for legal purposes or in court proceedings.
Peace of mind tests also allow you to collect your samples quickly and easily at home, without the need to use a more costly and time-consuming third-party to verify the DNA sample collection.