It’s super simple and you’re in control of your information. Before sending in the DNA sample to 23andMe, the test kit should be registered, though if, you forget, it can be done after the kit arrives at the lab.
When Jack registered his test kit, it was a straight forward process where he was able to choose what information he wants to share with genetic matches. This was a relief for him as his initial goal is to simply know his ancestral make-up and not to find relatives. With 23andMe you can change your choices whenever you like, so if he decides that, at some point, that he would like to get contact with genetic matches, he can just log in and change his account and change the permissions.
We took screen shots of the registration process to share. If you’re thinking of having testing with 23andMe, you’ll know what it entails.
There are 5 steps to the registration process.
1. Sign Up
Once the registration process is complete, place the sealed and bagged sample in the original box and seal the box. It is already labeled with return postage. Drop it off at USPS and wait. It takes between 4 to 6 weeks to receive the results. You will be notified via email when they are ready. Sign into your account to view them.
Stay tuned. When Jack’s results arrive, I’ll be too excited not to share.