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« on: December 05, 2012, 03:20:13 PM »

I'm U152/L2/Z49/Z142+  L562-/L594-  and I'd like to test for Z150 downstream. Geno 2.0 does test for this SNP, but instead of forking over more money to get the entire gamut of non-U152 SNPs tested for by Geno 2.0 now, if possible I'd rather save some money by waiting until FTDNA offers an a la carte test for Z150 at some point down the line.

What are the chances that I could be waiting indefinitely for a particular a la carte test to become available? 

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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2012, 04:37:40 PM »

I'm U152/L2/Z49/Z142+  L562-/L594-  and I'd like to test for Z150 downstream. Geno 2.0 does test for this SNP, but instead of forking over more money to get the entire gamut of non-U152 SNPs tested for by Geno 2.0 now, if possible I'd rather save some money by waiting until FTDNA offers an a la carte test for Z150 at some point down the line.

What are the chances that I could be waiting indefinitely for a particular a la carte test to become available? 

Thanks

Thomas Krahn, FTDNA's lab director, is on record as saying that he will endeavor to provide as many "new" Geno 2 SNPs as possible for individual testing, once they are published.
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2012, 04:53:15 PM »

It must be remembered that the differences between the chip-based GenoChip and the standard SNP testing at FTDNA means in some rare cases FTDNA may not be able to make a SNP available for an a la carte purchase (just as some SNPs FTDNA has available cannot be placed on the GenoChip).

I'm not exactly sure WHY this happens, but I do know this does happen (on rare occasions). I also don't know which SNPs fall into this (fortunately limited) circumstance.
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2012, 07:16:49 PM »

I'm U152/L2/Z49/Z142+  L562-/L594-  and I'd like to test for Z150 downstream. Geno 2.0 does test for this SNP, but instead of forking over more money to get the entire gamut of non-U152 SNPs tested for by Geno 2.0 now, if possible I'd rather save some money by waiting until FTDNA offers an a la carte test for Z150 at some point down the line.

What are the chances that I could be waiting indefinitely for a particular a la carte test to become available? 

Thanks

These chances are significant, as FT-DNA are offering an à la carte test for only a minority of all known SNPs and a few have been "in the pipeline" for a significant amount of time.

In your case it might be an idea to get a little bit more active and prepare a full business case for FT-DNA; after all they are in this trying to make money.

Get a group of people together who confirm in writing (email) that they are planning to order the SNP when it gets available. If you have such a list (and I guess one or two people will be less than impressive), we will suggest further steps.
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