DNA Tests Comparison Table

DNA Tests Comparison Table

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Key Takeaways:

πŸ“Š AncestryDNA has a database size of 18 million, while 23andMe has 10 million, MyHeritage has 2.4 million, FTDNA has 1 million, and LivingDNA’s data size is not provided.
πŸ“… AncestryDNA was launched in 2012, 23andMe in 2007, MyHeritage in 2016, FTDNA in 2010, and LivingDNA in 2016.
πŸ’§ The methods of collecting DNA samples vary: AncestryDNA and 23andMe use saliva, MyHeritage and FTDNA use cheek swabs, and LivingDNA uses cheek swabs as well.
πŸ“ AncestryDNA has 44,703 reference panel samples, 23andMe has 14,344, MyHeritage has no data provided, FTDNA has 2,943, and LivingDNA has 12,000.
πŸ” The accuracy of the tests is rated as follows: AncestryDNA is excellent, 23andMe and MyHeritage are good, FTDNA is mediocre, and LivingDNA is low.
πŸ‘₯ AncestryDNA, 23andMe, MyHeritage, and FTDNA offer autosomal DNA tests, while LivingDNA’s test type is not specified.
⚠️ AncestryDNA and 23andMe offer mtDNA tests, MyHeritage does not, and FTDNA and LivingDNA allow customers to order mtDNA tests separately.
⚠️ AncestryDNA does not offer Y-DNA tests, 23andMe and LivingDNA allow customers to order them separately, and MyHeritage does not specify the availability.
πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§ AncestryDNA has a close relative match of 30, while the values for 23andMe, MyHeritage, FTDNA, and LivingDNA are not provided.
πŸ“² The responsiveness of matches is rated as medium for AncestryDNA and low for 23andMe and MyHeritage. FTDNA has a high responsiveness of matches, while LivingDNA’s value is not specified.
πŸ“ž AncestryDNA has great customer support, 23andMe and MyHeritage have OK support, FTDNA has good support, and LivingDNA has very slow support.
🌍 AncestryDNA offers over 1,000 ethnic regions, 23andMe offers 1,500, MyHeritage offers 42, FTDNA offers 24, and LivingDNA offers 156.
πŸ’Š AncestryDNA has a good health test, 23andMe has the best health test, MyHeritage has a good health test, FTDNA’s test is expensive and focused on wellness, and LivingDNA does not specify.
πŸ“₯ AncestryDNA and 23andMe do not allow raw data upload, while MyHeritage and FTDNA do. LivingDNA’s raw data upload option is not specified.

AncestryDNA23andMeMyHeritageFTDNALivingDNA
Best forHealth, genealogy, ethnicity, matchesHealth, matchesCheapAdvance genetic tools–
Database size18 million10 million2.4 million1 millionno data provided
Product launched20122007201620102016
Method of collecting DNASalivaSalivaCheek SwabCheek SwabCheek Swab
Reference panel samples44,70314,344–2,94312000
AccuracyExcellentGoodGoodMediocreLow
Autosomal DNA testYesYesYesYesYes
mtDNA testNot availableYesNot availableYou can order separatelyYes, included
Y-DNA testNot availableYesNot availableYou can order separatelyYes, included
Close relative match30––––
Relative match13,1291,3211,5081,1500
Responsiveness of matchesMediumLowLowHigh–
Customer supportGreatOKOKGoodVery slow
Ethnic regions1000+15004224156
Health testGoodBestGoodExpensiveOnly wellness
Raw data uploadNoNoAvailableAvailableNo
How long does it take (in EU)?35 days47 days38 days31 days87 days
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OwnershipPermira Holdings LimitedPrivately held by various investorsGilad JaphetGene by GeneDavid and Hannah Nicholson
Phone Number1-801-705-70001-800-239-52301-844-994-1888713-868-14380203 424 3482
E-mail addressancestrysupport@
ancestry.com
customercare@
23andme.com
support@
myheritage.com
helpdesk@
familytreedna.com
help@
livingdna.com
Address1300 West Traverse Parkway; Lehi, UT 84043899 West Evelyn Avenue Mountain View, CA 94041 United States3 Ariel Sharon Blvd., Or Yehuda, Israel1445 N Loop W Fwy, Houston, TX 770081445 N Loop W Fwy, Houston, TX 77008
PriceCheck the latest price$99$79Autosomal: $79; Y-DNA: $119; mtDNA: $159$99
Price/valueABCDE

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