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From: Bonnie Schrack <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] DNA-Fingerprint
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2006 19:29:22 -0500
> Hello anyone
> I just received my first results from DNA Fingerprint
> DYS464=15c-16c-16g-17c Now the hard part.
> I would like to enter My FTdna results and RG results.
> Only difference I noticed was at YGATA-H4 where
> FTdna says 11 and RG says 12. I think I am suppose
> to use the RG at 12? Then there is DYS459ab=9-10.
> Is that the same at DNA Fingerprint 459 small allele
> and 2nd smallest ellele? I think it is by the way they
> listed My DYS464 results. I also have a question on
> CDYab=38-39 Lastly on the MTdna I have been
> listed as H7 with FTdna but it calls for a SNP marker?
> what is that? I am only asking as I don't want to enter
> things that might mess up anyones charts.
John, since you are a paying customer of DNA-Fingerprint, you can always
ask them directly about such questions. If they failed to respond, then
it would make sense to ask the list. But with any testing company, your
very first step should be to contact the company. They will have
definite answers, while the list members often can only guess.
There was someone on the list who reported not getting a reply from
Thomas Krahn. It turns out this was because they were using a really
old email address from the company Thomas worked with previously,
Biotix. His current email address can be seen in his list postings,
DNA-F has a conversion page here:
It shows "the arithmetic operation that must be carried out to convert a
result from a foreign laboratory to the standard that we use in our
results and in our database."
For H4, the operation is given as
RG and SMGF =
So yes, you should enter 12, your RG result which is equal to FTDNA
At 459a-b, you have 9-10. 9 is smaller than 10. So 9 should be entered
as the smallest allele, and 10 as the second smallest allele. CDY works
the same way.
The SNP marker being referred to in the case of mtDNA is another way of
talking about mtDNA Coding Region mutations. These are what really
determine the haplogroup. They are tested if you order the H sub-group
test, I believe. You may be able to find out which one you tested
positive for by asking FTDNA. Sorry I have not paid sufficient
attention to this since I'm not in H. But it's optional to list this in
your mtDNA results section at DNA-F. All you need to do is say you are
H7 and list your mutations.