Monday, 19 May 2014

ExceedMDx Genetic Testing

Exhibiting at the Ontario Genealogical Society conference marketplace earlier this month was genetic testing company ExceedMDx.
 
Locally based for the conference, in Thorold, Ontario, the company is a new component of NORGEN Biotek Corporation an established company providing our customers with "sample preparation kits for RNA, microRNA, DNA and protein purification, clean-up and concentration and to provide dedicated and expert support services to our customers and partners worldwide."
 
For genealogy ExceedMDx currently offers Male Ancestry, a Y-DNA 22(?) marker STR test and Maternal Ancestry, a mitochondrial HVR1 and HVR2 test. They cost $150 each. Two saliva samples are taken for each test and analysis is completed 3-5 business days upon receipt for the sample.
The company provides no database for matching to others instead pointing to the open Y-Search and mitosearch utilities.
 
The Y-STRs the company tests are: DYS19, DYS385a/b, DYS389 I, DYS389 II, DYS390, DYS391, DYS392, DYS393, DYS437, DYS438, DYS439, DYS448, DYS456, DYS458, DYS481, DYS533, DYS549, DYS570, DYS576, DYS635, DYS643 and YGATAH4.

Updated with STR list 21 May 2014

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