Step 1 Activate kit online
Don't have an Ancestry account? It is easy and free—we'll help you set one up.
Enter the 15-digit activation code from the collection tube
This code links your sample to you. It is the only way we can identify your sample. Without it you can't get your results.
Step 2 Gather DNA
Fill the tube with saliva to the black wavy line.
Fill the tube until your saliva (not including bubbles) is at or just above the wavy line. It's easy—that's less than ¼ teaspoon. Do not overfill.
Replace the funnel with the cap.
Remove the funnel from the tube. Screw on the enclosed cap tightly to release the solution that will stabilize the DNA in your saliva.
Tighten to release stabilizing fluid.
You will know it works when the blue solution from the cap has emptied into the tube.
Shake the tube for at least five seconds.
This will ensure your sample mixes thoroughly with the stabilizing solution, so our lab can best process your sample.
Place the tube in the collection bag.
Place the sample inside the collection bag provided in your DNA kit. Seal the bag with adhesive strip.
Mail in your sample
Place your sample in the prepaid mailing box. Seal the box with the adhesive strip and mail it in.