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Getting started is simple.

Learn more about your health and ancestry today.

Step 1 - Order your 23andMe Kit Online


Order your DNA collection kit which includes detailed instructions on providing your saliva sample.

Step 1 - Order your 23andMe Kit Online
Step 2 - Provide Sample and Register your 23andMe DNA Kit


When your kit arrives, be sure to register your specific bar code number so we can process your information.

Step 2 - Provide Sample and Register your 23andMe DNA Kit
Step 3 - Mail your 23andMe Kit


Send your kit back to us in the pre-paid packaging provided.

Step 3 - Mail your 23andMe Kit

Watch what happens next.

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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.

23andMe custom Illumina Bead Chip

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.

Security: your personal information.

23andMe is committed to maintaining the security and confidentiality of your personal information. We've put security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control. We use procedural, physical and electronic security methods designed to prevent people who aren't authorized from getting access to this information. Our internal standards of conduct add additional privacy protection. See our Privacy Policy for more information.

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