It's just saliva.
No blood. No needles.

Our home-based saliva collection kit is all you need to send your DNA to the lab. We have made the process as simple as possible.

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Three steps. It's simple.

All from home. No blood. No needles. Just a small saliva sample.

  1. Order

    Choose from our Health + Ancestry, Ancestry + Traits, or 23andMe+ Membership services. Your saliva collection kit is the same for both services and typically ships within 1 to 2 business days. Express shipping is available.

  2. Spit

    Follow kit instructions to spit in the tube provided — all from home. Register your saliva collection tube using the barcode so we know it belongs to you, and mail it back to our lab in the pre-paid package.

  3. Discover

    Your reports will be ready in about 3-4 weeks on average. We will send you an email to let you know your reports are ready in your online account. Log in and start discovering what your DNA says about you.

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23andMe offers two Personal Genetic Services: Health + Ancestry and Ancestry + Traits. Both services require submitting a saliva sample using our saliva collection kit that you send to the lab for analysis.

Our Health + Ancestry Service provides insights on your health predispositions*, carrier status*, traits, wellness and ancestry. We analyze, compile and distill the information extracted from your DNA into 150+ reports you can access online and share with family and friends.

Our Ancestry + Traits Service helps you understand who you are, where your DNA comes from and your family story. We analyze, compile and distill your DNA information into reports on your Ancestry Composition, Ancestry Detail Reports, Maternal & Paternal Haplogroups, Neanderthal Ancestry and provide a DNA Relatives tool to enable you to connect with relatives who share similar DNA.

Our service is exclusively online. You'll receive your reports through a password-protected account at 23andme.com, and you'll have access to additional web-based tools and features.


In order to receive reports and participate in the service, you need to have a valid email address that allows you to send and receive messages. You also need access to a computer or mobile device that connects to the Internet.

If you have the Health + Ancestry Service you have access to the full 23andMe experience. If you only have the Ancestry + Traits Service, you can easily upgrade to the Health + Ancestry Service for $150 which gives you access to all 150+ reports on ancestry, traits and health. You are eligible to upgrade once you have received your ancestry reports. To upgrade, log in to your 23andMe account and navigate to the Settings page. You will receive immediate access to your new health reports.

You may save up to $30 if you purchase the $249 Health + Ancestry Service instead of the $129 Ancestry + Traits Service as the fee for adding health reports later is $150 ($279 total). We may offer special discounted upgrades from time to time.

You need to register your kit in order to link it to your 23andMe account online. Registration connects the barcode on your saliva sample to your account so we know your sample belongs to you. Our lab cannot process your sample if it is not registered.

Your saliva contains DNA from cells in your mouth. We send you a saliva collection kit and instructions for providing your sample.

Our CLIA-certified lab extracts DNA from cells in your saliva sample. Then the lab processes the DNA on a genotyping chip that reads hundreds of thousands of locations in your genome.


Your genetic data is analyzed, and we generate your personalized reports based on well-established scientific and medical research.

*23andMe health predisposition reports include both reports that meet FDA requirements for genetic health risks and reports which are based on 23andMe research and have not been reviewed by the FDA. The test uses qualitative genotyping to detect select clinically relevant variants in the genomic DNA of adults from saliva for the purpose of reporting and interpreting genetic health risks. It is not intended to diagnose any disease. Your ethnicity may affect the relevance of each report and how your genetic health risk results are interpreted. Each genetic health risk report describes if a person has variants associated with a higher risk of developing a disease, but does not describe a person’s overall risk of developing the disease. The test is not intended to tell you anything about your current state of health, or to be used to make medical decisions, including whether or not you should take a medication, how much of a medication you should take, or determine any treatment. Our carrier status reports can be used to determine carrier status, but cannot determine if you have two copies of any genetic variant. These carrier reports are not intended to tell you anything about your risk for developing a disease in the future, the health of your fetus, or your newborn child's risk of developing a particular disease later in life. For certain conditions, we provide a single report that includes information on both carrier status and genetic health risk.

**23andMe PGS Pharmacogenetics reports: The 23andMe test uses qualitative genotyping to detect 3 variants in the CYP2C19 gene, 2 variants in the DPYD gene and 1 variant in the SLCO1B1 gene in the genomic DNA of adults from saliva for the purpose of reporting and interpreting information about the processing of certain therapeutics to inform discussions with a healthcare professional. It does not describe if a person will or will not respond to a particular therapeutic and does not describe the association between detected variants and any specific therapeutic. Our CYP2C19 Pharmacogenetics report provides certain information about variants associated with metabolism of some therapeutics and provides interpretive drug information regarding the potential effect of citalopram and clopidogrel therapy. Results for SLCO1B1 and DPYD and certain CYP2C19 results should be confirmed by an independent genetic test prescribed by your own healthcare provider before taking any medical action. Warning: Test information should not be used to start, stop, or change any course of treatment and does not test for all possible variants that may affect metabolism or protein function. The PGS test is not a substitute for visits to a healthcare professional. Making changes to your current regimen can lead to harmful side effects or reduced intended benefits of your medication, therefore consult with your healthcare professional before taking any medical action. For important information and limitations regarding Pharmacogenetics reports, visit 23andme.com/test-info/pharmacogenetics/

How it works

A little bit of spit gets you started

  1. 1. Order

    Choose from our Health + Ancestry or Ancestry + Traits services. Your saliva collection kit is the same for both services and typically arrives within 3 to 5 days. Express shipping is available.

  2. 2. Spit

    Follow kit instructions to spit in the tube provided – all from home. Register your saliva collection tube using the barcode, so we know it belongs to you, and mail it back to our lab in the pre-paid package.

  3. 3. Discover

    In approximately 3-4 weeks, we will send you an email to let you know your reports are ready in your online account. Login and start discovering what your DNA says about you.