GPS Origins® Ancestry Testing

Using DNA to Tell Your Origin Story

INDUSTRY LEADING ACCURACY

The GPS Origins® test analyzes over 800,000 markers, 41 gene pools and more than 1,000 reference populations. Making the analysis of this test one of the most detailed available. It can trace a person's genetic signature going back 1,000s of years with higher specificity than any other ancestral test.

ANCESTRAL ORIGINS

Identify your top three ancestral origins through use of gene pools or ancestral communities. These are groups that contributed to significant portions of your genetic makeup and you will see the percentages of DNA you inherited from each.

PARENTAL HERITAGE

Trace the migration route of families DNA back to where it originated from your DNA signature. Oor ancestry test does this for both your maternal and paternal lineages indicating where your DNA journey began.

MIGRATION PATHS

You will receive digital maps illustrating your DNAs’ most important migration and describes the journey your family took to get you where you are today, showing the last three GPS coordinates and times when your DNA signature underwent significant changes.

What to Expect with Your GPS Origins Test Results

  • Gene-pool percentages that highlight your unique genetic makeup

  • Maternal and paternal DNA migration routes with precise geo-location ability, pinpointing where your ancestors may have lived

  • Historical background for each pinpoint on your DNA Migration Map

  • Private and secure access to your detailed interactive results online 24/7

  • Printable and shareable results


How to Order Your GPS Origins® Ancestry Test

Order your DNA test like you would any other product online.  Fill in your name, email, shipping address, and purchase with a credit card of your choice.  Your DNA test kit will be mailed to you in a traceable nondescript package to ensure your privacy.

  • Step 2: Collect your DNA at Home

Collecting a DNA sample with a simple cheek (buccal) swab is quick and simple. The easy-to-use kit will contain everything you need and the enclosed directions will walk you through the quick and simple DNA collection process, as well as helping with account creation where you will receive your ancestry test results. 

When you have completed the instructions just use the prepaid envelope included in your kit to return your DNA sample to our laboratory.

  • Step 3: your DNA Results Uploaded to your account

When we receive your samples we go the extra mile to ensure your results are as accurate as scientifically possible. When we have completed the examination,within six (6) weeks, we will notify you by email that the results from your test have been uploaded to your account.


GPS Origins® Ancestry:

Frequently Asked Questions

+ What should I expect to see in my results?

  • Dynamic online experience featuring an interactive map, allowing you to zoom into your GPS pinpoints—revealing towns and cities
  • Downloadable PDF report that can be shared with family and friends
  • Your online and printable results feature:

    • Maps of your top three ancestral origins (the gene pools or ancestral communities that contributed to significant portions of your genetic makeup) along with the percentages of DNA you inherited from each
    • A comprehensive gene pool profile with DNA percentages that goes well beyond basic ethnicity tests
    • A detailed map illustrating your maternal and paternal migration journeys with descriptions on how your ancestors' circumstances changed as they crossed territories and continents to find better lives

+ I am mixed race. What will the GPS Origins test results tell me?

  • GPS Origins always reports the results for two lineages, which should roughly correspond to the origin of your parents. The test works best for people with DNA from no more than two different places (i.e. people whose parents are from different places but are not themselves mixed).

    For people with a more mixed background, (for example, four grandparents from various places across the globe) the test will report the midpoint between the four places. The next generation of this DNA testing for ancestry will reveal the genetic origins for people with significantly mixed genetic backgrounds.

+ How is my personal and DNA information protected?

  • Customers trust us with their most sensitive genetic information and we take that trust seriously. We do not sell or disseminate your personal, genetic, or contact information.

+ How much does a GPS Origins Ancestry Test cost?

  • This ancestry test will cost $199.
    We will ship the test kit to you for free. The test kit will contain instructions on how to set up your account with our ancestry website. Part of the set up process is the cost of the test. No test will be completed, or results released, without pre-payment.

+ How does this test differ from other ancestry DNA tests ?

  • Other DNA tests for ancestry provide a limited ethnic composition at a regional or country level. For example, they might indicate 33% East Asian, 40% sub-Saharan African and 27% European.

    GPS Origins goes beyond these broad ethnic classifications to identify your ancestral origins to a precise geographic location using an unprecedented number of gene pools and reference populations.

+ What is included in my results?

  • Your report presents mixture proportions from 41 possible gene pools that cover the whole world as well as the history of the primary gene pools. Your report also shows the geographical origins of your DNA, which could be a country or as close to the nearest town. Your DNA signature was created when two different population groups mixed and created a new genetic signature—the one that you ultimately inherited.

    You also see two migration routes for your DNA—one for each side of your family—back to where it came from, which may originate up to 10,000 years ago. Finally, GPS Origins dates the age of your DNA signature corresponding to when it last underwent a substantial change at the population level.

    GPS Origins is a great tool to help you research your family tree!

+ HOW FAST CAN I GET MY RESULTS?

  • The GPS Origins Ancestry Test is an extensive test. The test results will be ready in 6 weeks from receipt at the laboratory. Your results will be uploaded to your account as soon as they are complete.

+ HOW ACCURATE ARE THE TESTS?

  • Our Lifestyle tests are done to the same standards as our AABB legal testing. Our tests are performed in a fully CAP, A2LA, AABB accredited and ISO 17025/9001 certified laboratory. All of our DNA testing services follow strict and validated procedures for processing samples to guarantee the highest degree of accuracy.

    The accuracy depends on your family history. If your parents are from the same place or two different locations, and not mixed themselves, the test can trace your DNA signature back to the country of origin 90% of the time. The test will predict the correct continent.

    In a study of people from across the world, the GPS Origins’ algorithm predicted continental origins with 98% accuracy, assigned 83% of the individuals to their country of origin, and, where applicable, 66% of them to their regional locations.

    If your ancestors were from Western Europe, and your parents came from the same region, not moving far from the place that they came from, the test will place your DNA signature within 50 miles of its true origin, and often closer.

    Your results will show the origin as a point on a map. Any expected error appears as a circle around the point - the smaller the circle, the more accurate the result. The accuracy also depends on the size of the reference population in a given area; the larger the reference group, the more accurate the results will be.

+ How is this test done?

  • After you receive your test kit by mail you will need to create an account, register your sample kit, collect and mail your sample to the testing labratory.
    Sample collection is as easy as using a simple buccal (oral) mouth swab to collect a sample, sending the samples to our laboratory, and within a few weeks the results will be ready to be viewed.

    Simply rub the cheek for 30 seconds per swab to collect DNA. This test is not a saliva test, you will not need to spit into a cup.