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Savings based on regular price per kit. Offer ends Nov 22.

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. 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. 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

    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.

See how to get started

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What's in the kit.

  • Saliva collection kit - This box includes all the contents necessary to send your saliva (DNA) to the lab — including a pre-paid shipping label.
  • Specimen bag - This is the bag used to store your tube of saliva as it travels back to the lab.
  • Step by step instructions - These step-by-step instructions have a lot of helpful tips for providing your saliva sample — use it to guide you through the process.
  • Funnel lid - The funnel lid has stabilizing liquid in it. After you fill the tube with saliva you will close the funnel lid, snapping it into place, which releases the liquid. This preserves your saliva as it travels back to the lab.
  • Saliva collection tube - This is the tube you "spit" into which captures all of your saliva. You need to provide a certain amount of saliva in your sample, so you need to spit up to the fill line that is marked on the tube.
  • Tube container - This is the packaging used to hold the empty saliva collection tube. Once you take the tube out, you can throw this packaging away.
  • Tube cap - After removing the funnel lid, you use the cap to seal the tube before sending it back to the lab.

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%

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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

Hi. Still have questions about how it works?

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 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.

If you have the Health + Ancestry Service you have access to the full 23andMe experience. If you only have the Ancestry Service, you can easily upgrade to the Health + Ancestry Service for $125 which gives you access to all 90+ reports on ancestry, traits and health. You are eligible to upgrade once you have received your Ancestry reports. To upgrade, log in to your 23andMe account and navigate to the Settings page. You will receive immediate access to your new health reports.

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.

*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.

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.

Original Price: $99 Sale Price: $49 when you buy 2+ kits

Ancestry
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Get a breakdown of your global ancestry, connect with DNA relatives and more.
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Learn how your genetics can influence your risk for certain diseases.
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Receive 90+ online reports on your ancestry, traits and health - and more.
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