FamilyTreeDNA Test Kit

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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!