Monday, February 25, 2013

23andMe (2) - the spit kit

The man from DHL has just delivered the 23andMe sample tube ready for me to spit my DNA (pictured). The instructions for spitting, registering the sample and completing the return DHL label are very complicated. Anyone would think my genetic material was toxic waste!

Update: forms completed and spitting done. The DHL courier will be here Wednesday afternoon and the sample will be in Los Angeles on Friday. Then it's a number of weeks wait for the genotyping report.

Spitting a large amount of fluid is quite hard .. if you don't practice it as a recreational activity!