FAQs about the DNA Fingerprint Plus

The DNA Fingerprint Plus methodology was used in the following study:

Toward a Genetic Profile of Melungeons in Southern Appalachia (9638 KB)
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What the DNA Fingerprint Plus Tells You

The 18 Marker Ethnic Panel or DNA Fingerprint Plus goes beyond the DNA Fingerprint Test to examine your CODIS markers and tell you if your profile contains any of the newest ethnic markers. The Plus Panel confirms any Native American, African or Asian ancestry. It also checks for Ashkenazi Jewish, Eastern European, Mediterranean and several other markers identified by our scientists.

It also tells you if you have a false ethnic marker, for instance, an Asian false positive. False markers are accidental and misleading.

How the DNA Fingerprint Test Works

The 18 Marker Ethnic Panel may be added to a DNA Fingerprint Test or ordered by itself if you have your CODIS markers. It is not a separate test. It is only a control check. You do not have to be resampled. All you have to do is test your CODIS markers or send them to us. We do all the rest.It takes about three weeks for results.

Who Can Take It

Unlike male-female tests, the DNA Fingerprint Plus can be taken by anyone, regardless of gender. Its basis is the DNA Fingerprint Test.

Compare Companies

DNA Consultants first developed the DNA Fingerprint Test and licensed the database from its inventor. The DNA Fingerprint Plus was introduced as an enhancement to it. You can compare us to three other companies offering a similar product to the DNA Fingerprint Test in this chart. No other company has a product like the DNA Fingerprint Plus.

Why should I test with your company?

That is a legitimate question. We have answers. (1) You get the most accurate information possible in the current state of genetics. (2) We are one of the few companies that uses an ISO-certified lab which guarantees your results. (3) Most ancestry tests do not reflect all your ancestry as our most popular DNA Fingerprint Test does, meaning you get the most information and biggest “bang for your buck.” ( 5) We give you a personal analysis with matches to specific regions with the DNA Fingerprint Plus, and we are always here for any questions. No “unspecified data.”

Understanding Your Report

Read some Frequently Asked Questions about the DNA Fingerprint Plus.

See also:
Autosomal DNA Testing and Your Genealogy, by Tony Bandy Autosomal DNA Testing and Your Genealogy, by Tony Bandy (353 KB)