23andMe is a biotechnology and personal genomics firm based in California. It mainly provides a genetic testing service that analyzes customers’ saliva samples to create reports about their ancestry and genetic possibilities to health-related themes. 23andMe was the first firm to offer autosomal testing services in 2007 before it becomes more popular today.
After receiving your saliva collection kit from 23andMe, you need to register it to an account.
Read on the following short guide to learn how to register your 23andMe kit.
How to register your 23andMe kit
It only takes you a couple of simple steps to register your 23andMe kit. Below is all that you need to do:
Step 1: Visit the official website for registering a 23andMe test kit at www.23andme.com/start
Step 2: Provide your personal information, including full name, date of birth, and email address, to create a new 23andMe account. Otherwise, you can choose to sign up with Google
Step 3: Confirm your email address
Step 4: Enter the 14-digit barcode that can be found on the side of your test kit
Step 5: Choose “I will be using this kit“
Step 6: Read the policies and research consents, then choose to accept or not
Step 7: Choose to store your sample or not
Step 8: Review your provided information and choose “Complete registration“ to finish
Other information you need to know
Before registering your 23andMe kit, here are a few important things to know:
– Information provided during your registration will only be saved in the account after you complete the process. If you exit before the registration is completed, it is necessary to restart from the step of entering the barcode
– You would enter the 14-digit barcode with or without the dashes
– If you participate with other family members, each person needs to register their own kit – even though you would share the same account
– After registering the kit, make sure to read and follow the instructions attached in the kit to ensure the viability and quality of the DNA. The kit will include a buffer solution that can help stabilize your DNA as well as prevent bacteria from contaminating it.
List of relevant links
Below is a list of some relevant links that you should know when registering your 23andMe kit:
– Official site of 23andMe: www.23andme.com
– 23andMe store: store.23andme.com
– 23andMe blog: blog.23andme.com
– Customer stories: www.23andme.com/en-int/stories
– Customer support services: int.customercare.23andme.com/hc/en-us
– Contact request: int.customercare.23andme.com/hc/en-us/requests/new