PatriClan Test Kit

PatriClan Test Kit

Discover your father's paternal roots through Y-DNA
Male Test Takers Only

Only $299 USD

Discover your father's paternal roots through Y-DNA
Male Test Takers Only

The PatriClan Test reveals the roots of your father's paternal line up to 2,000 years ago. An African result will receive the country and tribe of origin. Sixty-five percent (65%) of the people who take this test receive an African result.

The Y chromosome allows men to trace the strength of their father's paternal legacy to its foundation. It has a series of unique markers that tell a profound story about where our fathers come from. Our science team compares the markers to the largest African reference database in the world. Women cannot take a PatriClan Test.

African Ancestry is the only genetic ancestry company that puts your identity, safety and privacy first. We destroy 100% of your DNA samples. We DO NOT sell or share your genetic information.

There is a 35% chance that your result will not be African. No refunds will be given once swabs are received at the lab. International customers are responsible for the postage to return swabs to us.

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

This test kit is for male test takers only and includes everything needed to submit a cheek swab.

Your results package will be delivered digitally and will include:

  • Your present-day African country and ethnic group, if your result is African.
  • A new sense of pride in your identity and a deeper connection with your Ancestors
  • Y chromosome DNA sequence.
  • Personalized Certificate Of Ancestry
  • “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 your progress and review your results securely and confidentially.

Only biological males can take the PatriClan test. Women can trace their paternal lineage by having a male relative from their father’s side take the test such as a brother or a paternal uncle. We do not provide Haplogroups for paternal lineage.

We Get Specific About Your Roots

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

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS

We each carry in our DNA a series of indicators that provide information about our ancestry. This information is passed from generation to generation and can tell a profound story about where we come from, and highlight our connections to modern-day Africa.

YOUR DNA

Depending on which test you purchase, we analyze either the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) that you inherited from your mother, the Y chromosome that men inherit from their fathers or autosomal DNA that you inherit from both parents. A simple swab from inside your cheek is all we need to begin the process.

YOUR FAMILY TREE

You share information within the genes we extract that is unchanged through every branch of your family tree. In other words, we identify the unique fingerprint that you share with your parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and so on along a single lineage.

YOUR HISTORY

Utilizing pioneering genetic scientific methods, we look closely for markers or mutations that indicate where in the world your ancestry is found. If your genes indicate Africa, we then compare them to the world’s largest database of African lineages to determine the present-day African country and ethnic group with which you share maternal or paternal ancestry.

YOUR ROOTS

Discovering your roots is an important and truly emotional experience. Once your ancestry has been determined, we provide information about your country of origin so that you can begin to re-connect with your roots. We also provide access to an exclusive online community of others who have also started the journey to find their true identity.


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Africa is in You

Throughout history, Black men have shown great strength, resilience and courage in the face of immense challenges—a warrior spirit that remains alive in their DNA.
Reconnect to Africa and rediscover the greatness stored inside you.

A Lasting Legacy For Your Whole Family

Your results apply to everyone who shares your paternal 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 35% chance that your paternal ancestry result will not be African. Read more about why here.

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

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.


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.


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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