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From: "Diana Gale Matthiesen" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Surprisng Y-STR result.
Date: Sun, 29 May 2011 16:39:36 -0400
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In-Reply-To: <000101cc1dd5$1f65b320$5e311960$@com>

I currently have a case where the results of the MP9 set in Panel 5
don't appear that they can have come from the person being tested.
See #122322 on this page:

I've contacted FTDNA, and -- reasonably -- they aren't going to look
into the situation until after all the results have returned.

Thankfully, I have a lot of people in this family tested to a lot of
markers, so the error -- which surely it is -- stood out like a sore
thumb. It wouldn't be obvious, at all, if he were the only one
testing Panel 5. My guess is that this is not a failure of the
testing, but a mix-up of samples (i.e., kit numbers).


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sandy Paterson
> Sent: Sunday, May 29, 2011 3:51 AM
> I had guessed that testing in separate panels is probably one of the
> checks
> built in. So it seems the best thing to do at this stage is to wait
> for more
> panels to be reported. Fortunately the two haplotypes involved are
> quite
> different from each other, and are both quite distinctive, so a mix
> should
> be easily detected.
> Out of interest, have there been any cases where entire DNA samples
> have
> been switched?

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