Have you ever wanted to look into your ancestry? More and more people are becoming curious about their family history and are interested in researching their background. Ancestry DNA testing is a quick and easy way of understanding your genetic ancestry.

With the DNA Origins test, we analyse your DNA to establish your biogeographic ancestry. You collect your sample by simply rubbing the inside of your cheek with swabs provided in the sample collection kit. It’s a simple process with step-by-step instructions and no blood sample is needed. Once received at the laboratory, DNA is extracted from the cheek cells and you get your results within 4–5 weeks.

Your results will show an estimated percentage of ancestry from the four founding population groups displayed on a Test Certificate. The four population groups are:

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

You also receive a comprehensive manual that explains your results and provides additional information about both ancestry testing and human migration history.

It is migration history that helps explain the categories of the founding populations. Evolutionary studies show that these peoples’ common ancestor ascended from modern humans who travelled out of Africa approximately 50,000 years ago to inhabit the Fertile Crescent area of the Middle East. As a result, people living in Europe, the Middle East and South Asia (India) share common ancestral markers dating back 10 to 50,000 years ago. For example, South Asian Indians are found to have considerable, but lower, levels of ‘European’ markers while Middle Easterners display an elevated level of ‘European’ markers.

“It was great to learn more about where I came from”, said Heather Butterworth. “I always assumed I was 100% British but it seems I have some American heritage. My ancestry came back as 87% European and 13% Indigenous American. I am now keen to find out more and plan to further this research into my ancestry.”

Start your journey into discovering your true heritage by contacting AlphaBiolabs now on 0333 600 1300 or email us at info@alphabiolabs.com.