Phillips Tests in Progress at FTDNA as of 11/22/2013
Due Date, Batch #, Kit #, Type of Test
11/20/2013, 536, 53092, DF21, M37
12/07/2013, 537, 310463, Family Finder and MT-DNA Full Sequence
12/11/2013, 536, 308603, Family Finder and Y-DNA 37
12/13/2013, 538, 311661, MT-DNA Full Sequence
12/19/2013, 540, 268282, Refine 37 to 67 markers
12/28/2013, 540, 313095, Y-DNA 37
12/31/2013, 540, 314347, Y-DNA 12
01/02/2014, 542, N39708, Family Finder
01/02/2014, 542, 93184, Big Y
01/08/2014, 543, 56277, Big Y
EXPLANATION OF TESTS:
Y-DNA Test: This is a test of a man’s Y chromosome and it is a male specific test. Women do not have a Y chromosome. The Y chromosome is handed down from father to son over the generations, so results of this test are used to confirm or disprove a genealogical connection on the direct paternal line. There are five different levels of yDNA tests offered by FTDNA: 12 markers, 24 markers, 37 markers, 67 markers and 111 markers.
MT-DNA Test: This is a test of mitochondrial DNA which is found in both men and women. It traces the direct maternal line without influence from other lines. Because mtDNA mutates very slowly, this test is more of an anthropological test than a genealogical test. FTDNA offers the following mtDNA tests: HVR1, HVR1 and 2,and Full Sequence (FGS) or Mega test.
Super DNA Test: This is acombination of a male specific-chromosome 67 marker test for the directpaternal line and the Full Mitochondrial Sequence (FMS) test for the directmaternal line. Results identify theethnic and geographic origin of the maternal and paternal lines of theindividual being tested.
Family Finder Test: This isa test of autosomal DNA which is found in both men and women. It is designed to trace most of yourancestral lines and it can identify relationships up to five generations backfrom you with confidence.
Family Finder Conversion is the conversion of the original FamilyFinder test to a new platform called the Illumina Omni platform. The new microarray chip tests about 710,000unique autosomal DNA SNPs. FTDNA ischanging to the new platform because it offers better potential for futureupgrade options.
Backbone Test: When youtake any of the yDNA or mtDNA tests at FTDNA, your results include a freehaplogroup determination. Haplogroup issimilar to nationality and reflects your very deep, ancient ancestry. If your yDNA test is inconclusive, FTDNA willperform a free Backbone SNP test to determine your basic haplogroupdesignation.
Deep Clade Test: Once youknow your Y chromosome male haplogroup, you may then focus on your branch ofthe phylogenetic tree through subclade testing, also known as Deep Clade testing. FTDNA currently offers Deep Clade tests for HaplogroupsE, G, H, I, J, N, O, and R.
SNP Test: You may alsofocus on your branch of the phylogenetic tree through testing for specificSingle Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) which help determine your specificsubclade. The L257 SNP test is oneexample.
Kittler Test: This is anadvanced test of one double marker called DYS385a/b. By convention, the lowest value is alwayslisted first and the highest value second. This test will allow you to see the actual order of DYS385a/b. For example, DYS385a/b is usually 14-11 inHaplogroup R1b and is usually 11-14 in Haplogroup R1a.
DYF371X Test: This is anadvanced test that determines why certain individuals have a null value forDYS425, which is a fairly rare event.
DYS464X Test: This is anadvanced test of DYS464, a fast-moving multi-copy DNA marker. It could be called a “quazi-SNP” test and ithas value for exploring both genealogy and anthropology.
Factoids: This is alighthearted “cocktail party” test of predisposition to certain physical traitsor conditions. The list of factoidsavailable to be tested include the following: alcohol flush reaction, avoidanceof errors, back pain, bitter taste perception, caffeine metabolism, earwaxtype, freckling, longevity, male pattern baldness, muscle performance andnicotine dependence.