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Orchid utilizes a network of over 5000 collection sites worldwide.

Orchid Cellmark holds multiple accreditations from various organizations and adheres to the standards of each accrediting organization. Compliance by our laboratories to these accreditation requirements provides assurance to our clients that test results provided by Orchid Cellmark are of the highest quality. Clink on the links above to learn more about our accreditations.
Genealogy Testing

DNA Genealogy testing can be used to test an alleged relationship with a potential relative who may be closely or more distantly related.


How it works

Your Roots Are in Your DNA

Interest in one’s genetic origins has increased in the past few years. If you have conducted genealogical research and wish to confirm your biological relationship to another individual who you believe to be a descendent, Orchid Cellmark can help.

In order to conduct a DNA for genealogical purposes, painless cheek swab samples are either collected at one of our 5000 specimen collection sites or in a home setting using one of our specimen collection kits. After the samples have been collected, Orchid Cellmark also facilitates the secure and timely shipment of all samples to our accredited DNA testing laboratory.

Orchid Cellmark recognizes that the value of a high quality DNA result in the process of genealogical research and to that end, we provide an accurate, confidential and timely service.

We are ready to help, when you are ready to proceed…

Your Test Options

Y-STR Patrilineal Test
A Y-STR test will take between 3-4 weeks from the time the last sample is received in our testing laboratory. Orchid Cellmark will release a notarized DNA test report which will indicate a likelihood of patrilineal relatedness.

Mitochondrial DNA Matrilineal Test
A mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) test will take between 30 and 60 days from the time the last sample is received in our testing laboratory.

Y-STR Patrilineage $350/person
Mitochondrial Matrilineage $1450/person


Credit Card, Check or Money Order
To provide our customers with easy and multiple methods of payment we accept the following credit cards: American Express, Discover, MasterCard & Visa.

Other ways to pay include the mailing of a traditional check or money order.