FIND OUT WHAT YOUR DNA SAYS ABOUT YOU.
With over 125 personalised genetic reports on your health, traits, ancestry and more.
23 PAIRS OF CHROMOSOMES. ONE UNIQUE YOU.
125+ personalised genetic reports including:
See full list of reports
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SAMPLE WELLNESS REPORT:
Learn how your genes can influence not just your weight, but also the impact of different healthy habits.
HOW IT WORKS
Three steps. It’s simple.
Your saliva collection kit typically arrives within four working days on Standard Delivery**. You can also get a free order and collect service from over 2,200 Boots stores. Find your nearest store.
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 post it back to our lab in the prepaid package.
In approximately six to eight 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.
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
Here are just a few of the things people frequently ask about 23andMe.
23andMe was founded in 2006 to help people access, understand and benefit from the human genome.
We have sold 10 million kits around the world.
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.
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 analysed, and we generate your personalised reports based on well-established scientific and medical research.
You choose how your genetic information is used and shared with others. We tell you how those choices are implemented and how we collect, use and disclose your information.
- We will not share your individual-level information with any third party without your explicit consent
- We support the Concordat and Moratorium on Genetics and Insurance which is a voluntary agreement (‘the Concordat’) between the UK Government and the ABI (Association of British Insurers) that prevents insurance companies from accessing or using genetic test results in making insurance coverage and rate decisions
- We have guidelines and policies in place to protect the personal information of children as well as incapacitated or deceased individuals
- We do not provide information to law enforcement unless we are required to comply with a valid subpoena or a court-ordered request
23andMe is the first and only genetic service available directly to you that includes reports that meet standards for clinical and scientific validity.
Our rigorous quality standards:
- Our Genetic Health Risk* and Carrier Status* reports meet criteria for being scientifically and clinically valid
- All saliva samples are processed in CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited labs
- Our kit is manufactured in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practices
- Genotyping is a well-established and reliable platform for analysing DNA
- Our team of scientists and medical experts use a rigorous process to develop and design reports, ensuring validity and ease of use
- Ancestry percentages are derived from our powerful, well-tested system that provides you with ancestry estimates down to 0.1%
*The 23andMe PGS test includes health predisposition and carrier status reports. Health predisposition reports include both reports that meet FDA requirements for genetic health risks and the 23andMe Type 2 Diabetes health predisposition report which is based on 23andMe research and has not been reviewed by FDA. The 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. Warnings & Limitations: The 23andMe PGS Genetic Health Risk Report for BRCA1/BRCA2 (Selected Variants) is indicated for reporting of the 185delAG and 5382insC variants in the BRCA1 gene and the 6174delT variant in the BRCA2 gene. The report describes if a woman is at increased risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer, and if a man is at increased risk of developing breast cancer or may be at increased risk of developing prostate cancer. The three variants included in this report are most common in people of Ashkenazi Jewish descent and do not represent the majority of BRCA1/BRCA2 variants in the general population. This report does not include variants in other genes linked to hereditary cancers and the absence of variants included in this report does not rule out the presence of other genetic variants that may impact cancer risk. The PGS test is not a substitute for visits to a healthcare professional for recommended screenings or appropriate follow-up. Results should be confirmed in a clinical setting before taking any medical action. For important information and limitations regarding each genetic health risk and carrier status report, visit 23andme.com/test-info/
** Delivery Options
Order & Collect – £1.50
or free when you spend £10 or more, or order in-store. Collect from store is available from over 2,200 Boots stores nationwide. If your order is placed before 8pm, it will be ready for collection after 12pm the next day, geographical exclusions apply. See https://www.boots.com/boots-shopping/order-and-collect terms and conditions for more information.
Standard delivery – £3.50
or free if you spend over £45† Usually delivered within four working days between 8am and 9pm. Pre-orders will be delivered within four working days after stock arrives in our warehouse. †Prescription medicines, infant milks (up to six months old), gift vouchers/cards and gift boxes won’t count towards the £45 threshold. Free delivery when you spend £45 is also not available from any of our third party sites (including Boots Kitchen Appliances), on Boots Opticians products and services, Boots Hearingcare and on Boots Travel services.
Named day delivery – £3.95
You can select a named weekday up to 14 days in advance for your order to be delivered. Usually delivered between 8am and 9pm.Next day delivery – £4.75Available on orders placed before 7pm. Usually delivered between 8am and 9pm. Orders placed after 7pm on Monday to Friday or anytime on Saturday or Sunday will not be delivered next day. The earliest delivery date for these orders will be shown at the checkout. Next day delivery is not available on medicines, these are shown with the green pharmacy cross symbol.
Saturday delivery – £5.50
Usually delivered between 7am and 1pm.