About DNA Origins

Ancestral Ethnicity

A DNA Origins test determines an individual's bio-geographic ancestry. Whether you're interested in researching your family history, or just simply want to learn more about yourself, this test can provide you with a better understanding of your genetic ancestry and a window about your possible ancestors.

Remember that reported "populations" refer to a group of people with shared ancestry and that there is natural migration between these groups over time.

Test Overview

This test gives an estimated percentage of ancestry from four population groups:

  • Indigenous American: Population group who migrated to inhabit North, South and Central America
  • European: Includes Europeans, Middle Easterners, and South Asians
  • East Asian: Includes the Japanese, Chinese, Koreans, and Pacific Islanders
  • Sub-Saharan African: Population group of people with roots in the Sub-Saharan region of Africa

NOTE: This test does not predict or establish a person's race*; it only gives an estimate of genetic ancestry or heritage, for example:

What You Receive

  • DNA Sample Collection Kit: an easy-to-use DNA sample collection kit containing cheek swabs and complete instructions
  • Personalized Certificate PDF: ancestry-test certificate listing your ancestral ethnicity percentages
  • Results Manual PDF: a detailed manual that explains your results, as well as provides more information about ancestry testing and human migration history.