Thursday evening when I got home from work I found the Family Tree DNA kit on my mailbox. The packaging had no branding on it and almost looked like the packages you receive when you buy small things from ebay. I am doing my full sequence mtDNA and also the 37 marker Y-DNA test. After reading this post you will know exactly what you get on the FTDNA kit. Since I ordered two tests I was expecting two kits but it seems that they use one kit only.
As you can see it was just a white plastic envelope. Once I opened the kit the following two letters were included inside the package.
The Letter to your left is the introductory letter by the founder of FTDNA and the one to the right are the instructions on how to take your test. I read them and then also made sure that my kit number matched the one at Family Tree DNA and it did. Then I took out the rest of the kit which was a clear plastic bag.
The following two images where the contents of the plastic bag.
The left image are the swabs and the preserving liquid vials that the collecting swabs are placed on. The image to your right is the consent release but it is optional. I have had people tell me that they have returned their tests due to this notice. I read it and there is nothing to be worried about. Another thing, it is optional and you don’t have to agree with it.
I was super excited when I got my kit that I almost provided my sample without reading the instructions but lucky for me I read them. It said that it was better to provide sample in the morning just after waking up so that is what I did. The following image is what it looks like after following all the instructions.
This prepaid envelope is part of the kit. All you do is place your vials in the clear plastic bag and also include the release form. Seal the envelope and sent it off.
On my way to the post office I had to have my breakfast. I love my roots!
After eating six delicious tacos I finally made it to the post office.
I sent it off on Friday morning. According to FTDNA’s website it will take 6 to 8 weeks to get my results. I hate waiting but nimodo. If you have taken the test let me know. I would like to learn about your opinion so far with their product. You can leave your comments on the comments section below. Also if you have not taken the test and would lite to do either the FamilyFinder, Y-DNA, or mtDNA you can use this link BUY DNA Test form Family Tree DNA (FYI, if you buy using this link I get a small commission with no extra cost to you).