Updated February 19, 2015: 23andMe provides ancestry-related genetic reports and uninterpreted raw genetic data only. We intend to add some health-related genetic reports in the future once we have a comprehensive product offering. At this time, we do not know which health reports might be available or when they might be available. For more information, please go to the health page. Close Alert

Getting started is simple.

Learn more about your ancestry today.

Step 1 - Order your 23andMe Kit Online


Start by ordering your DNA kit from our online store.

We ship internationally.

Step 1 - Order your 23andMe Kit Online
Step 2 - Provide Sample and Register your 23andMe DNA Kit


When it arrives, be sure to register your specific bar code number so we can process your results.

Step 2 - Provide Sample and Register your 23andMe DNA Kit
Step 3 - Mail your 23andMe Kit


Our DNA kit includes detailed instructions on how to provide your saliva sample. Once completed, send your kit back to us in the pre-paid packaging provided.

Step 3 - Mail your 23andMe Kit

Watch what happens next.

Go inside the lab.

Your DNA sample is processed by a team of expert technicians once it arrives at the lab. This video goes behind the scenes leading up to your results.

Our technology and standards.

23andMe is a DNA analysis service providing information and tools for individuals to learn about and explore their DNA. We use the Illumina HumanOmniExpress-24 format chip (shown here). Our chip consists of a fully custom panel of probes for detecting genetic variations. The selection was made to maximize the number of ancestry features available to customers as well as offer flexibility for future research.

All of the laboratory testing for 23andMe is done in a CLIA-certified, CAP-accredited laboratory in the United States.

23andMe custom Illumina Bead Chip
23andMe - DNA Data privacy

Your privacy and security.

Your personalized 23andMe web account provides secure and easy access to your information, with multiple levels of encryption and security protocols protecting your personal information. See our Privacy Policy for more information.

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) is U.S. federal legislation that protects Americans from discrimination (in health insurance and employment decisions) on the basis of genetic information. Click here to learn about how GINA protects your genetic privacy.