How long does it take to get ancestry DNA results from an ancestry DNA test is one of our most frequently asked questions. The exact time can depend on a number of things, however, the official time to get results from an ancestry DNA test is 4-6 weeks. Often results can be back in as little as 2-3 weeks, depending on the time of year and lab volumes. Surges in test volumes at holiday periods can lead to a longer wait time.
It’s also important to understand that testing cannot begin until the lab has received your sample and the sample has been registered online. After all, once the results have been analysed, there needs to be a place where you can retrieve your results and the results matched to you the customer.
The first step in the process is always to order your ancestry DNA Kit. To speed up the testing process each kit contains a full set of instructions and postage-paid return envelopes.
The overall process is quite a tricky and time-consuming process. As OneFam ancestry DNA test utilises the largest DNA database the comparative and testing process can take some time. When you consider the amount of information in your DNA and the fact it can be used to check paternity, ancestry and even identify health issues. When you imagine that a single genome or full set of DNA can amount to 1.5GB of data, in which every piece of data must be matched to elements in a known database to piece together a result.
Overall, it should not take long to access your ancestry DNA results. Once your results are available, you will receive an email notification to confirm the availability of your results. You will then be able to sign in to your account and view your very own ancestry DNA results. Should you have any issues, our team will always be on hand to help.