How to Collect Your DNA Sample

Here are instructions for collecting your DNA sample:

1. Open the box.

2. Register your DNA kit at You can find the sample barcode on your tube. It is a number that usually starts with GFX. 

3. Read the instruction manual and collect your sample. The instruction manual is located inside your box. 

Please do not eat, drink, smoke, brush your teeth, or chew gum for 30 minutes before collecting your sample.

4. Once you have collected your sample according to the instructions, place your sample in the biohazard bag. 

5. Put the biohazard bag containing the sample into the SelfDecode box.

6. Put the entire box in the return envelope and seal the envelope.

7. Mail the return envelope back to us. Please review these instructions first. 

If you are outside of the United States, please do not attempt to return your sample with your local post office. It will not be returned to us. 

8. Wait 6-8 weeks. Once your results are ready, you'll be notified via email!

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