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. Step 1

    1. Order

    Choose from our Health plus Ancestry, Ancestry Service, or 23andMeplus Premium 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. Step 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. Step 3

    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 three services: Ancestry Service, Health plus Ancestry Service and 23andMeplus Premium. All services require submitting a saliva sample using our saliva collection kit that you send to the lab for analysis.

Our Ancestry Service helps you understand who you are, where your DNA comes from and your family story. We analyse, 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 Health plus Ancestry Service provides insights on your health predispositions*Learn about Considerations and Limitations for Health Predispositions Reports, Carrier Status Reports and Genetic Health Risks, carrier status*Learn about Considerations and Limitations for Health Predispositions Reports, Carrier Status Reports and Genetic Health Risks, traits, wellness and ancestry. We analyse, compile and distill the information extracted from your DNA into 150+ reports you can access online and share with family and friends.

Additionally, our 23andMeplus Premium is an annual membership and includes everything from our Health plus Ancestry Service plus access to exclusive reports and features that can help you learn more about your heart health, how you process certain medications**Learn about Considerations and Limitations for Pharmacogenetics Reports, likelihood for having migraine, and more. You’ll also receive enhanced ancestry features. Together, these 23andMe reports and features provide a more in-depth dive into your health and ancestry.

Our service is exclusively online. You'll receive your reports through a password-protected account at, 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.

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 analysed, and we generate your personalised reports based on well-established scientific and medical research.