Mitochondrial DNA Analysis
To determine your Maternal Lineage
Mitochondrial DNA is entirely passed on from the mother, which means that all family members sharing a common female ancestor have an identical genetic sequence in their mitochondria. Thus, Mitochondrial DNA analysis, cannot be used to ascertain the degree of relationship,but can be used to ascertain common maternal lineage.
Mitochondrial DNA analysis can be used in cases of:
- determination of relationship by common maternal genealogy
- investigation of adopted children to determine biological relatives
- creation of a genealogical tree
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Analysis of polymorphisms
The analyses carried out by the DNAlogy laboratories include study of mitochondrial DNA polymorphisms (HV1, HV2) to determine common matrilineal ancestry.
The results of laboratory analyses are entered in special software which taking into consideration all necessary parameters process the data to compute the final results.
Analysis and interpretation of results is carried out by 2 special experts in our laboratory, who also sign off the final expert report that contains the laboratory results and the detailed conclusions.