Re: Tests that were made at other companies #dna

Philip Trauring


I don't think anyone transfers samples. The transferred results that
FTDNA handles are specifically results >from and because they use the same Illumina OmniExpress chip as
FTDNA. What you're transferring is a computer file generated >from that
chip, not the sample that it was derived from, thus if an autosomal
test has not yet been done yet, you won't be able to do a new one
unless you can get the original sample >from whatever company did the
test originally. If the original company still has a sample, but
doesn't do autosomal tests (i.e. isn't FTDNA,, or 23andMe),
then your only chance to get an autosomal test done is to get the
original company to give up the sample and send it to FTDNA by mail.
I've never heard of this occurring, but that doesn't mean it can't

Philip Trauring

On Jun 16, 2013, at 11:36 AM, IsraelP <IsraelP@...> wrote:
I know that Family Tree DNA can transfer test results that come >from
other testing companies.

But does anyone know who holds the samples in those instances.

We have a family member who tested with another comany and we'd like to
do an additional test. Problem is, he died so cannot give another sample.

Can we use the old sample to do a Family Finder?

Israel Pickholtz

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