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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.

Three steps. It's simple.

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

  1. Order

    Your saliva collection kit 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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Genetic reports.
Backed by science.

Our rigorous quality standards:

  • All saliva samples are processed in the labs in the United States that meet local regulations
  • Genotyping is a well-established and reliable platform for analyzing DNA
  • Our scientists and medical experts use a rigorous process to develop the reports
  • Your personalized reports are based on well-established scientific research
  • Ancestry percentages are derived from our powerful, well-tested system that provides you with ancestry estimates down to the 0.1%

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Due to applicable regulations, 23andMe only offers an Ancestry + Traits Personal Genetic Service in international markets and health reports are not available. The service is in English only. It requires submitting a saliva sample using our saliva collection kit that you send to the lab for analysis.

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, Traits, Haplogroups, and Neanderthal Ancestry. We also provide a DNA Relatives tool to enable you to connect with relatives who share similar DNA, and an automatic Family Tree builder.

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.

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.

How it works

A little bit of spit gets you started

  1. 1. Order

    Your saliva collection kit 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.