As of May 15, 2019, the following tests have delays in normal turnaround times:

Big Y – 10 to 12 weeks


Current Family Finder Delays as of April 24, 2019

Based on information from the lab, the majority of the remaining delayed samples are scheduled to complete processing as follows:

If the lab received
your sample in
Your Family Finder Results
will be ready in
January 15 days or less
February 15 days or less
March 15 days or less
April 20 days or less


Family Finder orders arriving at the lab as well as Family Finder add-on tests, from May 2019 onward, will go back to the normal processing time.

Normal Processing Times

Once we receive your DNA sample in the lab, you will be notified of receipt via the email address associated with your account, we send your sample directly to the lab for processing. Processing times vary depending upon the test(s) ordered.

Result processing times:

  • Family Finder results typically take 2 to 4 weeks
  • mtDNA results typically take 6 to 8 weeks
  • Y-DNA (excluding Big Y) results typically take 3 to 6 weeks
  • Big Y-700 results typically take 6 to 10 weeks

Pending dates are an estimate only and subject to lab volume and quality control.

After we notify you that we have received your kit, you may sign in to your myFTDNA account to check your expected results date.

Please note that your batch number is not a good indicator of when your test will be complete; this is only an indication of when your test was ordered in our lab.