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