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Old 27th March 2017, 10:50 AM
cmbearly cmbearly is offline
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Does Ancestry have any type of quality assurance process before they release the results of their testing like FTDNA? Thank you.
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Old 27th March 2017, 12:10 PM
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Does Ancestry have any type of quality assurance process before they release the results of their testing like FTDNA? Thank you.
You think is an exact science?

The testing is extremely accurate. The problem is how do you interpret the results. In that regards, the field is still in its infancy. At this stage quality assurance is meaningless.

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Old 29th March 2017, 06:28 AM
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Does Ancestry have any type of quality assurance process before they release the results of their testing like FTDNA? Thank you.
I don't have a clue what Ancestry does. As you pointed out FTDNA does. For Family Finder they expect to get a minimum of a known number of reads. If they fail to receive that number of reads they reject the results and rerun the sample if there is enough . If there isn't enough DNA left they request a new sample.
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Old 29th March 2017, 10:39 AM
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Does Ancestry have any type of quality assurance process before they release the results of their testing like FTDNA? Thank you.
Yes of course they do. From their FAQ:
"AncestryDNA uses advanced scientific techniques to produce your results. We measure and analyze a personís entire genome at over 700,000 locations. During the testing process, each DNA sample is held to a quality standard of at least a 98% call rate. Any results that donít meet that standard may require a new DNA sample to be collected."
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