Never DNA TestedIf you have not been tested before then complete our Join Request Form by Clicking Here. After telling us a little about the family line that you are researching you will be sent a link that will enable you to order a Ydna test. This is a male chromosome test and a male with the surname of Pierce or variant spelling should be available for testing. After the order is placed, it usually takes about a week to receive the test kit and then about 8 weeks for the results to be available.
How Many Markers Need to be Tested
You will have the option of ordering a 12, 25, 37, or 67 marker Ydna test kit. At a minimum, the Ydna 25 marker test is recommended if you plan to use the test to help with your genealogical research. The 37 marker test is Family Tree DNA's recommended test for testing the male line for genealogical research. One may upgrade to a higher test later with the same dna sample which is stored at the lab. Prices currently are $99 for the 12 marker test, $124 for the 25 marker test, and $149 for the 37 marker test. Start with what you can afford with the knowledge that is is easy to upgrade later if needed.