Getting started is simple.
Learn more about your health and ancestry today.
Order your DNA collection kit which includes detailed instructions on providing your saliva sample.
When your kit arrives, be sure to register your specific bar code number so we can process your information.
Send your kit back to us in the pre-paid packaging provided.
Where to find your reports.
We keep you informed every step of the way.
You'll receive an email confirmation when your sample arrives at the lab and also when your reports are ready. Once you’ve been notified that they’re ready, sign in to see your health and ancestry reports displayed on your personal homepage.
Our technology and standards.
23andMe is a personalized DNA service providing information and tools for individuals to learn about and explore their DNA. We use the Illumina HumanOmniExpress-24 format chip (shown here). Our chip consists of a fully custom panel of probes for detecting genetic variations selected by our researchers. The selection was made to maximize the number of health and ancestry features available to you, as well as offer flexibility for future research.
All of the laboratory testing for 23andMe is done in a CLIA-certified, CAP-accredited laboratory in the United States.
Learn about your privacy and security.
Privacy: your genetic data.
At 23andMe, we believe that individuals should have complete control over their genetic information and how it's shared without the threat of discrimination.
In May 2017, Senate Bill S-201, the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act, became law in Canada. This Act regulates the use of Genetic Information by insurers, employers, and other organizations. It prevents employers and insurance companies from requiring individuals to take a genetic test or to disclose results from such testing. S-201 doesn’t cover tests required by healthcare practitioners and researchers. Learn more about S-201 here.
23andMe was an active supporter of S-201 in Canada, as we have supported other measures intended to prevent genetic discrimination and to safeguard individuals' genetic privacy.