Family Tree DNA processes order payments and kits transitioning to our laboratory in weekly batches. Batches are numbered sequentially. Lab processing begins the next business day after a batch closes. Note that our Genomic Research Center lab in Houston, Texas processes tests by test type.

If a test is your first at Family Tree DNA, the lab begins processing your kit the next business day after the batch closes. If you have ordered a new test or an upgrade, the lab begins processing that test the next business day after the batch closes. Usually, batches are closed on Wednesdays. We may close a batch early to accommodate lab staffing during sales and United States holidays.

Note: Individual tests may take a greater or a lesser amount of time to complete than other tests even when it is the same test type in the same batch. You should check your myFTDNA account for an estimated time to completion date after we have batched your test. Click here to learn more about our testing times.