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.

  • Order

    Choose from our Health + Ancestry or Ancestry services. Your saliva collection kit is the same for both services and typically arrives within 3 to 5 days. Express shipping is available.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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What's in the kit.

saliva collection tube
  • Saliva collection kit
  • Specimen bag
  • Step by step instructions
  • Funnel lid
  • Saliva collection tube
  • Tube container
  • Tube cap

Genetic reports.
Backed by science.

Our rigorous quality standards:

  • Our Carrier Status* tests meet FDA criteria for being scientifically and clinically valid
  • All saliva samples are processed in CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited labs
  • 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%

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Privacy Practices

Your privacy is our priority.

You are in control. You choose how your personal genetic information is used and shared.

  • We will not share your individual data without your explicit consent
  • A federal law (GINA) provides protection from employer and health insurance discrimination based on your genetics
  • We do not provide information to law enforcement unless we are required to comply with a valid subpoena or court order

Learn more details about our privacy practices.

Security matters.

We have measures in place to prevent unauthorized access and ensure appropriate use of your genetic information.

  • Separate databases keep your genetic information decoupled from your personally identifiable information, protecting your identity
  • External firewalls restrict unauthorized connections to our databases
  • All connections to our website are encrypted using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) technology
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Hi. Still have questions about how it works?

Here are just a few of the things people frequently ask about 23andMe.
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Why do I need to register my kit?

How does my DNA become a report?

*Our tests can be used to determine carrier status in adults from saliva collected using an FDA-cleared collection device (Oragene·DX model OGD-500.001), but cannot determine if you have two copies of the genetic variant. The tests are not intended to diagnose a disease, or tell you anything about your risk for developing a disease in the future. On their own, carrier status tests are not intended to tell you anything about the health of your fetus, or your newborn child's risk of developing a particular disease later in life.

How it works

A little bit of spit gets you started

  1. 1. Order

    Choose from our Health + Ancestry or Ancestry services. Your saliva collection kit is the same for both services and 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 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.

Two easy ways to discover you.

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Ancestry Service

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

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Health + Ancestry Service

Receive 65+ online reports on your ancestry, traits and health - and more.

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