FamilyTreeDNA Test Kit
Click here for instructions on how to use your test
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how to use our kit.
The FamilyTreeDNA test kit consists of two cotton 'toothed' swab kits---designed
for a single persons use. Each tube contains a fluid designed to arrest bacteria
growth, so you can scrape your cheek and return your kit in any type of weather
(hot or cold). The freshness of your sample will remain intact for months.
Remember, a good scrape produces lots of DNA.
Your kit also includes instructions for collecting your DNA sample (available in
many languages) and the all important Release Form. The Release Form is your written
consent that allows FTDNA to share your name and email address with someone who
matches your genetic fingerprint exactly.
We call these matches "Genetic Cousins ™", and they represent one
of the most exciting parts of the FamilyTreeDNA system!