MatriClan Test Kit

Only $299.00 USD

Discover your mother's maternal roots with mtDNA
Female and Male Test Takers

MatriClan Test Kit

Discover your mother's maternal roots with mtDNA
Female and Male Test Takers

This at-home test reveals the specific roots of your mother’s maternal line up to 2,000 years ago. An African result will receive both the country and ethnic group of origin.

This at-home test reveals the specific roots of your mother’s maternal line up to 2,000 years ago. An African result will receive both the country and ethnic group of origin.

Only $299 USD

We destroy 100% of your DNA samples. We DO NOT sell or share your genetic information.

What You Get With Your Test

Your mtDNA has power. It provides energy for every cell in your body. mtDNA also has a series of unique markers that tell a profound story about you and your family.

For female and male test takers, your MatriClan Test kit includes everything you need to submit your cheek swab. With this DNA sample, our science team compares these markers to the largest African reference database in the world in order to find your mother's maternal roots from up to 2,000 years ago.

Your results package will be delivered digitally and will include:

  • Your present-day African country and ethnic group, if your result is African.
  • Personalized Certificate Of Ancestry.
  • A new sense of pride in your identity and a deeper connection with your Ancestors.
  • HVR1, HVR2 and HVR3 (hypervariable region) designations and mitochondrial haplogroup.
  • “Guide to African History and Cultures” e-book.
  • Exclusive access to Online Community on Facebook.

You’ll activate your test kit online and receive your results through a password protected account, which will allow you to track and view your results package securely and confidentially.

We Get Specific About Your Roots

Unlike other companies, African Ancestry uses the largest database of African genetic sequences to pinpoint your ancestral roots.

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It’s A Connection To Your Past, Present And Future

Women are the backbone of any society and hold the power to create life. Over the course of history, many were stripped of their heritage and humanity, yet they survived to ensure one day we would thrive. Find your roots and your power.

A Lasting Legacy For The Whole Family

Your results apply to everyone who shares your maternal lineage.

FAQs

 

Your DNA is completely confidential.
We destroy 100% of your DNA samples. We DO NOT sell or share your genetic information.

Who owns African Ancestry?

African Ancestry is a 100% Black-owned business founded in 2003 by Dr. Rick Kittles and Gina Paige. You can learn more about us here.

What's the likelihood of receiving a result that is not African?

Ninety-two percent (92%) of the people who take this test receive an African result. There is an 8% chance that your result will not be African.

Why might someone receive a result that is not African?

Very few, if any, African Americans are 100% African. During the period of slavery in the Americas, white men (slave traders, slave owners, etc.) often fathered children with enslaved women. Their offspring then had both African and European ancestry. This means that the descendants of the offspring will have a European branch in their family tree. There is an 8% chance that your maternal ancestry result will not be African. Read more about why here.

Can I send results from another company's test for analysis?


Maternal Ancestry Results

Yes, if you have a mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequence and an mtDNA Haplogroup L from another company, then your MatriClan Test result will be African.
If it is not Haplogroup L, then do not take the MatriClan Test. If it is, please click here to submit an Analysis Only request.


Paternal Ancestry Results
Yes, if you have Y-chromosome markers and a Y Haplogroup of A, B or E from another company, then your PatriClan Test result will be African.
If it is not a Y Haplogroup of A, B or E, then do not take the PatriClan Test. If it is, please click here to submit an Analysis Only request.


Admixture/Autosomal Results
No, we cannot use autosomal data from another company. However, please check your results to see if the company gave you an mtDNA haplogroup or Y chromosome haplogroup. We can provide better direction if you have that data. Contact us at info@africanancestry.com.

What is the refund policy?

In accordance with our Terms and Conditions, African Ancestry does not refund MatriClan Tests, PatriClan Tests or Family Packages after swabs have been received at the lab. International customers are responsible for the postage to return swabs to us. You can read our refund policy here.

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