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TigerMW
04-24-2021, 12:47 PM
How many Y chromosome SNPs are covered in a LivingDNA test?

randalgibbs
04-24-2021, 05:11 PM
34,216 if this table is accurate.
https://isogg.org/wiki/Autosomal_DNA_testing_comparison_chart

Wing Genealogist
04-24-2021, 07:49 PM
It all depends of which version (ie which chip) was used. IIRC the newest version utilizes less SNPs than prior versions.

EDIT: I misread the original Poster. I thought he was talking about 23andMe rather than LivingDNA. randalgibbs is correct that v2 has more than v1, but still the version is important.

randalgibbs
04-24-2021, 08:12 PM
It all depends of which version (ie which chip) was used. IIRC the newest version utilizes less SNPs than prior versions.

According to the charts at ISOGG, the current chip at LivingDNA (v2) tests more SNPs than the old (v1) chip. The v2 chip covers over 730,000 SNPs - 683503 autosomal, 15028 X, 3982 mtDNA and 34216 Y - which is more than the current autosomal tests at Ancestry, 23andMe, MyHeritage and FTDNA.


https://isogg.org/wiki/Autosomal_SNP_comparison_chart

randalgibbs
04-24-2021, 11:07 PM
I just found this, it appears the number of Y SNPs for LivingDNA v2 is indeed 34216.

https://livingdna.com/blog/living-dna-october-update-us-laboratory-and-version-2-dna-chip