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PatriClan Test Kit

Discover your fathers paternal roots with Y Chromosone DNA

Male and (some) Intersex Test Takers

$299.00

The PatriClan Test Kit is easy to use. Simply collect a DNA sample inside your cheek and send it back to the laboratory for analysis. When your results are ready, you’ll be able to log in to your account. If your result is African, you’ll see your African country and ethnic group of origin.
Our database of African genetic sequences is at least 8X larger than that of any other ancestry tracing company.
We destroy 100% of your DNA samples.
We're founded by Black people for Black people.
The PatriClan Test Kit is the most accurate way to determine your African ancestry. 65% of test takers get an African result.

Keep in mind no refunds will be given once swabs are received at the lab. International customers are responsible for the postage to return swabs to us.

The PatriClan Test Kit is easy to use. Simply collect a DNA sample inside your cheek and send it back to the laboratory for analysis. When your results are ready, you’ll be able to log in to your account. If your result is African, you’ll see your African country and ethnic group of origin.
Our database of African genetic sequences is at least 8X larger than that of any other ancestry tracing company.
We destroy 100% of your DNA samples.
We're founded by Black people for Black people.
The PatriClan Test Kit is the most accurate way to determine your African ancestry. 65% of test takers get an African result.

Keep in mind no refunds will be given once swabs are received at the lab. International customers are responsible for the postage to return swabs to us.

I can’t wait to go to Bioko Island … to have the sun in that part of the region on my body and know that I’m home!

Ramunda Y.

African Ancestry Family Member

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

how it works?

Embedded within our DNA lies a collection of markers that hold invaluable insights into our ancestral heritage. These remarkable indicators, passed down through generations, weave a captivating narrative of our origins and illuminate our profound ties to contemporary Africa.

Your DNA

The PatriClan analysis examines the Y chromosome passed down from fathers to sons. To initiate the process, a simple swab from inside your cheek is all that's required.

Your Family Tree

The genetic information we extract remains consistent throughout every branch of your family tree, creating an unbroken connection that spans generations. Essentially, we unveil the unique imprint that you share with your ancestors, tracing back from parents and grandparents to great-grandparents and beyond, along a single lineage.

Your History

By harnessing groundbreaking genetic scientific methods, we delve deep into the secrets of your ancestry. Our meticulous search for markers and mutations reveals the precise origins of your lineage across the globe. If Africa emerges from your genetic makeup, we embark on a thrilling journey, comparing your genes to the vast repository of African lineages. The result? We unveil the present-day African country and ethnic group with whom you share a remarkable maternal or paternal heritage.

What you get with your test

The Y Chromosome is paternally inherited. It is passed from father to son over many generations. The Y Chromosome has a series of unique markers that tell a profound story about your paternal line.

  • Your present-day African country and ethnic group, if your result is African.
  • Dual Citizenship Eligibility (if your results are found in Sierra Leone)
  • Personalized Certificate of Ancestry
  • YSTR Alleles and YAP
  • “Guide to African History and Cultures” e-book.
  • Exclusive access to Online Community on Facebook.
  • Your present-day African country and ethnic group, if your result is African.
  • Dual Citizenship Eligibility (if your results are found in Sierra Leone)
  • Personalized Certificate of Ancestry
  • YSTR Alleles and YAP
  • “Guide to African History and Cultures” e-book.
  • Exclusive access to Online Community on Facebook.

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Mission

Result

Family Relevance

Database

Confidentiality

Year Established

Leadership

African Ancestry

Transform the way you see yourself: by Black people, for Black people

Identifies your present-day African country of origin and ethnic group

Results can be shared with everyone on one branch of your family tree

Contains over 33,000 African lineages across 35 countries

Destroys ALL genetic information

2003

100% Black-owned including Black geneticists and staff

Other DNA Companies

Subscription access to genealogy records

Reveals what percentage of your Ancestry is African

Results can only be shared by siblings with the same two parents

Contains fewer than 5000 African lineages across 10 African regions

Researches and sells genetic information

2007 (23andme.com)

Public traded with no African American ownership or geneticists

FAQs

Your DNA is completely confidential.

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.
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.
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.


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.

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.

A Lasting Legacy For Your Whole Family

Your results apply to everyone who shares your maternal lineage.

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David S Bracetti
Quick delivery

Test kit was delivered quicker than expected. Instruction on how to give a swab sample was easy to follow.

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Timothy
Thank you.

I thought it was fun, & simple!

Thank you for sharing, Timothy! Looking forward to you joining the African Ancestry family!

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DANNY SANDLIN

Great and it was easy.

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