At DNAQ, we are following all current advice provided by the Australian Government, local health authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO), and taking extra precautionary steps to ensure the health and safety of our laboratory staff and customer service team to minimise any disruption to testing
Please be advised our laboratory is still operational, and we are currently not experiencing any delays with processing of samples.
For all non-legal testing, a testing kit can be sent directly to your home address. You can simply collect the sample yourself at home, and post it back to DNAQ in the supplied prepaid return envelope. Legal Collection appointments are also still available at our laboratory in Brisbane upon request. However, if you are experiencing any virus-like symptoms or have travelled overseas in the past 14 days, we recommend delaying your collection or rescheduling your appointment to a later date.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly staff on 1300 172 837.
Our Biogeographical Ancestry DNA Test uses 165 autosomal markers within your DNA to make a prediction of continental and sub–populational bio-geographic ancestry. 151 Ancestry Informative Markers (AIMSs) are used to calculate the admixture proportion of these populations based on their genotype frequency. The 151 SNPs are a subset of Kidd’s 55 AIMs (Kidd et al. 2014) and Seldin’s 128 AIMs (Kosey et al. 2009).
Your DNA Profile will be matched against seven continental root populations – Europe, Oceania, East Asia, Africa, South Asia, America and Southwest Asia – and then analysed to calculate how likely it is that your DNA originates from a particular population. The likelihoods are calculated based on the 151 ancestral specific SNPs in your DNA and matched against 65 different scientifically evaluated populations.
Please note that Ancestry DNA testing cannot be used to confirm relationships. DNAQ does not store the data from any Ancestry DNA testing or keep a database of results. The information obtained from your test will only provide the results of your ancestry DNA and cannot be used to connect people or confirm relationships of people who have descended from similar geographical locations. All ancestry testing is non-legal and cannot be used for any legal purposes, such as Immigration.
If you have any questions regarding Ancestry DNA Testing or the information provided in the results, please contact us.
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