Everyone has unique DNA and going for a DNA test is the most efficient way to identify yourself. A DNA test is not only done to track down criminals. You can also do it to learn where you come from. If you are excited about learning yours, then Ancestry.com can help you to get accurate and precise results. The company is based in Lehi, Utah in United States. They are popularly known to be the largest genealogy company operating several historical and genealogical records. Ancestry.com can help you identify your DNA in few simple steps.
Steps to follow
1. Begin by activating your DNA kit online, but first you should have an Ancestry.com account. If you don’t have one, then you need to visit www.ancestry.com/dna/activate to create your account for free.
2. Get a collection tube. Each tube has a unique 15-digit activation code. This code will link you to your sample. Again, if you are collecting several samples for instance your family members, then consider including their names and activation codes from the collection tubes for easy identification. Enter this code and click ‘NEXT’.
3. Collect your saliva samples. Be sure not to smoke, drink, eat or chew anything for half an hour before doing the collection. When collecting saliva, ensure to fill it to the black line in the
collection tube and don’t overfill it.
4. Stabilize the DNA in your saliva. To do this, tighten the enclosed gap till it releases the stabilizing fluid. The fluid is easy to identify and is blue in color.
5. Shake your sample for about five seconds till it mixes well. This helps Ancestry.com to quickly process your sample.
6. Place your collection tube(s) in the collection bag and seal it with an adhesive strip.
7. Review everything to ensure it is correct then send your sample for processing. You can consider mailing it and they will contact you through your email address to notify you when
processing is complete. Alternatively, you can also view your results by visiting their website www.ancestry.com.
Other important information
Ancestry.com takes your privacy seriously. They’ll not share your information with anyone.
You can read their privacy statement here www.ancestry.com/dna/legal/privacyStatement.
It is possible to find unanticipated results when using their services because DNA results can vary. You can also request them to delete your data anytime you want. You can visit www.ancestry.com to learn more about their services.