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Discover what your 23 pairs of chromosomes say about you.

Your health, traits, ancestry - and more.

See what your DNA can tell you.

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    MEETS FDA REQUIREMENTS

    Genetic Health Risks*

    5+ REPORTS

    Learn how your genetics can influence your risk for certain diseases.

    Reports include: BRCA1/BRCA2 (Selected Variants), Celiac Disease, Late-Onset Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease

    sample report
  • Ancestry

    5 REPORTS

    Discover where your DNA is from out of 150+ regions worldwide - and more.

    Reports include: Ancestry Composition, Maternal & Paternal Haplogroups, Neanderthal Ancestry

    sample report
  • Wellness

    5+ REPORTS

    Learn how your genes play a role in your well-being and lifestyle choices.

    Reports include: Deep Sleep,
    Lactose Intolerance, Genetic Weight

    sample report
  • MEETS FDA REQUIREMENTS

    Carrier Status*

    40+ REPORTS

    If you are starting a family, find out if you are a carrier for certain inherited conditions.

    Reports include: Cystic Fibrosis, Sickle Cell Anemia, Hereditary Hearing Loss

    sample report
  • Traits

    25+ REPORTS

    Learn how your DNA influences your facial features, taste, smell and other traits.

    Reports include: Hair Loss,
    Sweet vs. Salty, Unibrow

    sample report

There is a lot to consider with genetic testing. We encourage you to review relevant information about Carrier Status* and Genetic Health Risk* reports on the Test Information page.

Bring your ancestry to life through your DNA.

Your DNA comes from all of your ancestors. In your DNA, we can find genetic traces of where your ancestors lived throughout history.

DNA Relatives Tool
You also share DNA with people around the world today. You can choose to connect with them through our database. You will continue to find new relatives as our database of more than three million customers grows over time.

Composition

Watch Winnie's story

76-year-old woman finds her birth
family after a 40-year search

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Three steps. It's simple.

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

  1. Order

    Your saliva collection kit typically arrives within 3 to 5 days. Express shipping is available.

  2. Spit

    Follow kit instructions to spit in the tube provided — all from home. Register your saliva sample 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

    In approximately 6-8 weeks, 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.

Genetic reports.
Backed by science.

Our rigorous quality standards:

  • Our Genetic Health Risk* and Carrier Status* reports meet FDA criteria for being scientifically and clinically valid
  • All saliva samples are processed in CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited labs
  • Our DNA collection kit is FDA-cleared for use with our Genetic Health Risk and Carrier Status reports
  • 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 and medical research
  • Ancestry percentages are derived from our powerful, well-tested system that provides you with ancestry estimates down to the 0.1%

Hi. Still have questions?

Here are just a few of the things people frequently ask about 23andMe.
If you don't see your question here, get in touch with us.

23andMe was founded in 2006 to help people access, understand and benefit from the human genome.

We have more than five million genotyped customers around the world.

In 2015, 23andMe was granted authorization by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the first direct-to-consumer genetic test.

23andMe refers to the 23 pairs of chromosomes in your DNA.

The 23andMe DNA database has more than five million genotyped customers worldwide. You will continue to find new relatives as our database grows over time.

23andMe offers two Personal Genetic Services: Health + Ancestry and Ancestry. 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 genetic health risks*, carrier status*, traits, wellness and ancestry. We analyze, compile and distill the information extracted from your DNA into 90+ reports you can access online and share with family and friends. See full list of reports offered.

Our Ancestry 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, Maternal & Paternal Haplogroups, Neanderthal Ancestry, Your DNA Family 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.

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.

You choose how your genetic information is used and shared with others. We tell you how those choices are implemented and how we collect, use and disclose your information.

  • We will not share your individual-level information with any third party without your explicit consent
  • We support the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and other similar laws that protect individuals from being discriminated against based on their genetics and will not provide your information or results to employers or health insurance companies
  • We have guidelines and policies in place to protect the personal information of children as well as incapacitated or deceased individuals
  • We do not provide information to law enforcement unless we are required to comply with a valid subpoena or a court-ordered request

*The 23andMe PGS 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 and reporting carrier status. 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. Warnings & Limitations: The 23andMe PGS Genetic Health Risk Report for BRCA1/BRCA2 (Selected Variants) is indicated for reporting of the 185delAG and 5382insC variants in the BRCA1 gene and the 6174delT variant in the BRCA2 gene. The report describes if a woman is at increased risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer, and if a man is at increased risk of developing breast cancer or may be at increased risk of developing prostate cancer. The three variants included in this report are most common in people of Ashkenazi Jewish descent and do not represent the majority of BRCA1/BRCA2 variants in the general population. This report does not include variants in other genes linked to hereditary cancers and the absence of variants included in this report does not rule out the presence of other genetic variants that may impact cancer risk. The PGS test is not a substitute for visits to a healthcare professional for recommended screenings or appropriate follow-up. Results should be confirmed in a clinical setting before taking any medical action. For important information and limitations regarding each genetic health risk and carrier status report, visit 23andme.com/test-info/

Discover what your 23
pairs of chromosomes
say about you

Your health, traits, ancestry - and more.

We are the first and only genetic service available directly to you that includes reports that meet FDA standards for clinical and scientific validity.

Health Kit

Ancestry reports

Get a breakdown of your global ancestry by percentages, connect with DNA relatives and more.

  • 5 reports including:
  • Ancestry Composition
  • Maternal Haplogroup
  • Paternal Haplogroup
  • Neanderthal Ancestry
  • Your DNA Family
  • See sample report

Genetic Health Risk reports*

Learn how your genetics can influence your risk for certain diseases.

  • 5+ reports including:
  • BRCA1/BRCA2 (Selected Variants)
  • Celiac Disease
  • Late-Onset Alzheimer's Disease
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • See sample report

Carrier Status reports*

If you are starting a family, find out if you are a carrier for an inherited condition that could affect your children.

  • 40+ reports including:
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Hereditary Hearing Loss
  • See sample report

Wellness reports

Learn how your genes play a role in your well-being and lifestyle choices.

  • 5+ reports including:
  • Deep Sleep
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Saturated Fat and Weight
  • See sample report

Traits reports

Learn how your DNA influences your facial features, taste, smell and other traits.

*The 23andMe PGS 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 and reporting carrier status. 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. Warnings & Limitations: The 23andMe PGS Genetic Health Risk Report for BRCA1/BRCA2 (Selected Variants) is indicated for reporting of the 185delAG and 5382insC variants in the BRCA1 gene and the 6174delT variant in the BRCA2 gene. The report describes if a woman is at increased risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer, and if a man is at increased risk of developing breast cancer or may be at increased risk of developing prostate cancer. The three variants included in this report are most common in people of Ashkenazi Jewish descent and do not represent the majority of BRCA1/BRCA2 variants in the general population. This report does not include variants in other genes linked to hereditary cancers and the absence of variants included in this report does not rule out the presence of other genetic variants that may impact cancer risk. The PGS test is not a substitute for visits to a healthcare professional for recommended screenings or appropriate follow-up. Results should be confirmed in a clinical setting before taking any medical action. For important information and limitations regarding each genetic health risk and carrier status report, visit 23andme.com/test-info/

Order Kit

1. Order

Your saliva collection kit typically arrives within 3–5 days. Express shipping is available.

Spit

2. Spit

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

Discover Data

3. Discover

In approximately 6-8 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.

Winnie Water
Winnie Water

76-year-old woman finds her birth family after a 40-year search.
Play video.

When Winnie was born, she was given up for adoption by her 17 year old birth mother and adopted by loving and nurturing parents. Her large adoptive family provided her with a wonderful life and many opportunities for which she has always been most grateful. But Winnie felt that a piece of her life puzzle was missing, that of her genetic roots. Her birth mother went on to marry and raise a son and three daughters, but took the secret of her first born daughter, Winnie, to her grave.

After a geneticist/genealogist recommended that Winnie test with 23andMe, she was matched immediately with a genetic relative who turned out to be her half nephew. Additional testing by 23andMe confirmed that his mother was Winnie's half sister. Winnie had found her birth family at last.

Winnie's biological family never knew about her, but following a tearful meeting, have welcomed her into their family with total love and acceptance. Her newly found family has provided her with answers about her birth mother's life and her genetic family history.

Our rigorous quality standards:

  • Our Genetic Health Risk* and Carrier Status* reports meet FDA criteria for being scientifically and clinically valid
  • All saliva samples are processed in CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited labs
  • Our DNA collection kit is FDA-cleared for use with our Genetic Health Risk and Carrier Status reports
  • 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 and medical research
  • Ancestry percentages are derived from our powerful, well-tested system that provides you with a ncestry estimates down to the 0.1%

*The 23andMe PGS 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 and reporting carrier status. 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 was founded in 2006 to help people access, understand and benefit from the human genome.

We have more than five million genotyped customers around the world.

In 2015, 23andMe was granted authorization by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the first direct-to-consumer genetic test.

23andMe refers to the 23 pairs of chromosomes in your DNA.

The 23andMe DNA database has more than five million genotyped customers worldwide. You will continue to find new relatives as our database grows over time.

23andMe offers two Personal Genetic Services: Health + Ancestry and Ancestry. 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 genetic health risks*, carrier status*, traits, wellness and ancestry. We analyze, compile and distill the information extracted from your DNA into 90+ reports you can access online and share with family and friends. See full list of reports offered.

Our Ancestry 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, Maternal & Paternal Haplogroups, Neanderthal Ancestry, Your DNA Family 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.

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.

You choose how your genetic information is used and shared with others. We tell you how those choices are implemented and how we collect, use and disclose your information.

  • We will not share your individual-level information with any third party without your explicit consent
  • We support the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and other similar laws that protect individuals from being discriminated against based on their genetics and will not provide your information or results to employers or health insurance companies
  • We have guidelines and policies in place to protect the personal information of children as well as incapacitated or deceased individuals
  • We do not provide information to law enforcement unless we are required to comply with a valid subpoena or a court-ordered request