Comparing The BIG 5 Ancestry Genetic Testing Companies!

Parameters23andMeAncestryDNAMyHeritageFamily Tree DNALivingDNA
Recommended forGenetic health testingAncestry testing, ethnicity breakdownAdvance genetic genealogyFamily tree, Y-DNA, mt-DNAAncestry breakdown for UK and Ireland origin
Test cost$99-$199$99$79$79-$199$99
Sample collection methodSaliva sampleSaliva sampleCheek swabCheek swabCheek swab
Genotyping chip usedv5 Global Screening Array (GSA)Illumina OmniExpressIllumina OmniExpressIllumina HumanOmniExpress-24 chipIllumina OmniExpress
Turn-around time3-5 weeks6-8 weeks4-6 weeks6-8 weeks10-12 weeks
Database size10 million15 million1.4 million2 millionN/A
Raw data uploadNoNoYesYesYes
Raw data downloadYesYesYesYesYes
Ancestry/ethnicity reportYesYesYesYesYes
Paternal and maternal haplogroup testingYesNoYesYesYes
Relatives matchingYesYesYesYesYes
Family tree integrationYesYesYesYesYes
Accepted by GEDmatchYesYesYesYesYes

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