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mtDNA Comparison

DNA Diagnostics Centre's mtDNA comparison test is an important tool for determining if individuals are biologically related through their mothers' side of the family – the maternal side. The mtDNA comparison test compares your DNA with a potential relative's DNA to confirm if you are related via a maternal line. This is different to the maternal lineage test, which determines your ancestral haplogroup based on your personal DNA alone.

The phrase mtDNA is short for mitochondrial DNA, a type of DNA that is in the mitochondria, or energy-producing “powerhouses,” of the cells. Mitochondrial DNA is passed down from the mother to her children, making it helpful for tracing individuals’ maternal lineage. (While both sons and daughters inherit mtDNA from their mothers, only daughters can pass down their mtDNA to their children.)

In an mtDNA maternal lineage test, the tested parties' mtDNA is sequenced (the order of the DNA molecules in their mtDNA is clarified). These sequences are then analysed to establish whether or not the individuals share the same maternal line. The mtDNA sequences of maternally related individuals will have similar characteristics.

View the links below to discover additional information about mtDNA testing from DNA Diagnostics Centre.

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What will the mitochondrial DNA comparison test results tell you?

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