When your DNA results are ready, we post them to your Ancestry® account and email you an invitation to view them online. No test results are sent through the mail. To find your DNA results, see Locating AncestryDNA® Results.
Does Ancestry send results in mail?
After you mail in your AncestryDNA® test you’ll receive your results through your online Ancestry® account in about six to eight weeks. No test results are physically mailed.
How are AncestryDNA results delivered?
When you purchase a DNA test, we send you a package that includes a saliva tube and pre-paid return mailer. You’ll activate your kit, fill the tube with saliva, and send it back to us. Within eight weeks of the date the laboratory receives your sample, we’ll post your results to your Ancestry® account.
How long until I get my AncestryDNA results?
You can expect your results within eight weeks of the date the laboratory receives your sample. In order for the laboratory to process your sample, you must activate your kit. Activating your kit means connecting your DNA sample to your Ancestry account.
Why is AncestryDNA taking so long?
Usually, it’s because there is a problem with the DNA kit. Major holidays such as Christmas and Thanksgiving see a spike in Ancestry DNA kit orders. This can result in delays in the following months for a time.
Why do AncestryDNA tests fail?
Why do DNA tests for the elderly sometimes fail? There are two main reasons that the “saliva in a tube” tests sometimes don’t work well for our older family members: As we age, we sometimes begin to produce less saliva, and our cells which contain the DNA needed for the test are floating around in our saliva.
Can I track my AncestryDNA package?
Tracking your kit from the tracking email
Wait for an email confirming that your kit has shipped. This email should arrive within two days of your date of purchase. Click the link in the shipping confirmation email to see the status of your order on the UPS tracking page. View the tracking information on UPS.com.
How do half siblings show up on AncestryDNA?
When you take the Ancestry DNA test, since half-siblings only share 25% of their DNA, they may be categorized as your first cousin. … Yet, if you share a higher amount of centimorgans, then your half-sibling will be listed as a close relative.
Why can’t I see my DNA matches on Ancestry?
From any page on Ancestry®, click the DNA tab and select Your DNA Results Summary. From your DNA homepage, click Settings in the top-right corner. In the Privacy section, under the Display Preferences heading, click Change next to DNA Matches. Select You can’t see your DNA matches and you’re not listed as a match.
Can you activate more than one DNA kit on Ancestry?
With the exception of tests for minor children, only one DNA kit may be activated on one account. To invite another adult to activate their kit, see our article about helping another adult activate an AncestryDNA kit. To create an Ancestry account, you’ll need an email address.
How accurate is DNA testing for Ancestry?
Accuracy is very high when it comes to reading each of the hundreds of thousands of positions (or markers) in your DNA. With current technology, AncestryDNA has, on average, an accuracy rate of over 99 percent for each marker tested.