Current September 2018 DNA Sales

Most likely the next big sale will be Black Friday/Cyber Monday for most companies although a few may do sporadic sales between now and then; (NOTE: None of the Amazon or other links below are affiliate links – they are direct links to the product or product line on Amazon, GroupOn, EBay, or to the company’s website); I try and check all of the DNA companies in this post on a daily basis. Updated mid afternoon of September 30, 2018, the last update. Updated September 26, 2018: added 23andMe’s newest DNA testing option and minor price changes. Updated September 20, 2018: Best price is MyHeritageDNA at $59 + shipping; LivingDNA/FindMyPastDNA sale ended; minor – moderate price corrections for the most part; updated September 9 – 28, 2018: minor price corrections and removal of AncestryDNA Grandparents Day Sale price and added DNAFit to Sales Section;updated September 8, 2018 added AncestryDNA $69 Grandparents Day Sale and some minor price changes on other companies’ tests; updated September 7, 2018: AncestryDNA on Amazon down to $68.99 and 23andMe (Ancestry + Health) $192.00 temporarily with a few other minor prices changes; updated September 6, 2018: MyHeritageDNA as it extended its $59 sale temporarily and changed prices for those that went up or down; updated September 5, 2018 removed sales that ended; updated September 3, 2018 – added Amazon sale prices for Dante Labs kits; updated September 1st with FTDNA End of Summer Sale extension.

As always, check prices before you order! You can also check EBay and Amazon in case you find a lower price there, but make sure it’s for the same company and test. Some of the companies show an end date for their sale prices, but many don’t. Amazon loves to raise and lower prices on DNA tests on a somewhat regular basis, usually every few days for some of the major companies, bit less often for other companies.

As of September 30, 2018 (original post was on September 1, 2018, and modified as needed), the following companies are offering DNA sales. I am also including the general pricing for a number of other DNA companies that aren’t offering sales right now. I will update this post as new sales are added or current sales end. Some of the companies offer Summer DNA Sales, but it’s hit or miss and the sale can start anywhere between June and September if companies decide to offer them.

Tests on Sale

23andMehttps://www.23andme.com/ Ancestry (ethnicity) only kit regular price $99Amazon link and free shipping: https://www.amazon.com/23andMe-Ancestry-Personal-Genetic-Service/dp/B01LZ5K87Z/Ancestry + Health Lite (40 personalized reports): regular price $169 – not currently available on Amazon and while they removed it from 23andMe’s main page, the link still works  https://www.23andme.com/dna-lite/?lh1=true (as of September 30, 2018; it stopped working sometime before October 25, 2018); also not available on 23andMe, but they will discount the price for Ancestry + Health (regular price $199) to $169 for nowAncestry + Health (90+ personalized reports) regular price $199. Amazon has Ancestry + Health – https://www.amazon.com/23andMe-DNA-Test-Ancestry-collection/dp/B01G7PYQTM/, regular price $199.00  (last update check mid afternoon of September 30, 2018, but can vary every couple of days so check Amazon).

AncestryDNA: https://www.ancestry.com/dna/ – in addition to the $89 sale price for second and additional kits purchased in one order (first test costs regular price of $99) if ordered from AncestryDNA with a temporary $25 off if you haven’t ordered a test before (last time the offer only lasted a day) and I only saw it because I wasn’t signed in when I went to Ancestry, Amazon has a discount of  $98.88 (price valid as of September 30, 2018 although Amazon often changes the price about every day for the AncestryDNA test and sometimes changes it twice in one day) plus free shipping. Check other vendors on Amazon as sometimes they are cheaper than the listed Amazon price in the link.

Don’t know if this is a targeted sale on the AncestryDNA site or available to everyone, but seeing on their website if I go to add a DNA test; I also see it if I am not logged into my account

SAVE NOW. Add more kits to your order for only $89/ea

Also, check EBay as you can often find AncestryDNA kits cheaper on it. In general, you can usually find Buy It Now AncestryDNA kits around $45 – 55 on EBay (make sure it’s an AncestryDNA kit as EBay searches often pull up other companies’ kits when using Ancestry DNA as your search parameter); for the auctions, it can vary widely depending on how an auction goes.

Dante Labshttps://us.dantelabs.com/collections/our-testscheck Amazon as they are sometimes temporarily offering great deals on some Dante Labs kits – see Dante Labs Amazon Sale Prices (updated September 4th with additional clarification from Dante Labs) for more details. Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) – $499 (regular price $899, was $1,000 until recently, on Dante Labs website) – on Amazon (link broken since September 6, 2018 as it looks like they removed it, will continue to monitor daily on the off-chance they add it back to Amazon) with free shipping; Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) – sale price $449.00 (regular price $750) – on Amazon (on sale at Amazon for $449.00 or $599.00 if you have extracted DNA instead of ordering a kit from Dante Labs with free shipping. The other Dante Labs test on Amazon is https://www.amazon.com/Dante-Labs-Wellness-Healthcare-Professionals/dp/B07DNHDV4Y/ Dante Labs DNA Test for Health and Wellness for Healthcare Professionals, price is $199.00 The sale is still going, but no word on how long until they end it – still valid as of mid afternoon September 29, 2018. Another test listed on Amazon, but showing as currently unavailable (monitoring daily on the chance it becomes available later) is Dante Labs Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) + mtDNA for Healthcare Professionals, Advanced Full DNA Analysis, with Saliva Collection Kit. Whole GenomeZ – Whole Genome Sequencing for Advanced Diagnostics (130X + 30X)) – https://us.dantelabs.com/collections/our-tests/products/whole-genomez NOT on sale, regular price $999.00.

DNAFithttps://www.dnafit.com/us/store/ – Sale priced dropped lower than the below prices in late September, 2018 and were still valid as of September 30, 2018 – waiting to see if the sale lasts a bit longer before changing the prices below the prices are about half of the below prices right now.

MealPlanner: starting at $59.99 $119.99 – sale price, regular price $199.99
Fitness Diet Pro starting at $79.99 $219.99 (on sale on DNAFit website) – Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/DNAFit-DNA-Test-Kit-Personalized/dp/B0758SC7QD/ $259.99 on Amazon since September 17, 2018 (checking daily)
Muscle Builder $119.99  sale price, regular price $199.99
Fat Burner $119.99 sale price, regular price $199.99
Fitness Diet Pro (for those transferring raw data from 23andMe or AncestryDNA) $149.00 – price for the transfers is still $149.00 which seems to be the exception to the price drops for the other tests above.

DNA Passporthttps://www.helix.com/shop/humancode-dna-passport/ regular price $49.99 if you need to order a Helix DNA kit; if you already have a Helix DNA kit for an individual, it’s only $29.99 and another $20.00 if an individual needs a Helix DNA kit (regular price for the test is $49.99 and Helix DNA kit is $80.00); check on Amazon ($19.57 – September 30, 2018 which is $4+ increase from the price on September 27, 2018, but price frequently changes on a regular basis; usually, but not always cheaper, on Helix if you already have a Helix DNA kit; since mid afternoon September 18, 2018, it’s much cheaper on Amazon if you need a Helix DNA kit since Amazon offers free shipping although it can change in price on Amazon quite fast and lately changes almost daily) Note: one of the cheaper Helix kit prices currently available if you need a Helix kit. Sometimes, Helix will offer a sale where Helix kit is free with some tests, but only with those tests with the lower Helix kit price. In general, you only need one Helix kit/individual.

FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) – https://www.familytreedna.com/ regular price, $79.00, but small sale price ($75.99) on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Family-Tree-DNA-Genetic-Ancestry/dp/B01NAQ1UCW?th=1 also on sale on GroupOn https://www.groupon.com/deals/family-tree-dna-1-1-national on sale for $64 or $65 as the price varies every few days between the two sale  prices. (Prices valid as of September 30, 2018)

Geno 2.0 Next – On sale (since August 22, 2018, sale price has changed a few times over time, with no word on when sale ends) at Helix, National Geographic, GroupOn, and Amazon (price varies a bit between the various links below) https://www.helix.com/shop/national-geographic-geno-2-next-generation/ – they changed it so it’s $99.95 unless the individual already has a Helix DNA kit in which case it’s  $69.95  (they stopped offering free Helix DNA kits for this test about September 5 or 6, 2018); regular price tends to run $149.95 or $199.95 which includes the Helix DNA kit cost – No word on when this sale price ends. If you order directly from National Geographic (Nat Geo) – it’s $99.95 (regular price varies between $149.95 to $199.00 or sometimes $199.95 on Nat Geo website; if the person has previously tested with Helix for any other DNA test, don’t order from Nat Geo as you are paying for a kit that you don’t need). Amazon sale price is $99.99 with free shipping (Amazon price current as of September 30, 2018 although it jumped $30ish in the early hours of September 6th; tends to go back to around $99.95 on a regular basis when a sale ends) and is cheaper if you need a Helix kit for a person due to free shipping that Amazon offers. It is also on sale on GroupOn https://www.groupon.com/deals/n-helix-ancestry-kit  sale price $65.00 (it was $69.00 for several days before dropping to $65.00) Note: U. S. kits are processed by Helix (spit kit) and non-U.S. kits are processed by FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) – cheek swab.: September 29, 2018 – non-U.S. kits are unavailable at this time – see Geno 2.0 Next Unavailable for Non-U.S. Residents – will update if Nat Geo makes non-U.S. tests available.

Helix – https://www.helix.com/collections/all/ – (direct link to Helix list of DNA tests offered); Amazon list of Helix tests doesn’t include all Helix items listed on the Helix site so you may need to search for specific tests or items if you are checking Amazon for something not in the above Amazon link; for DNA Passport, see above; Baby Glimpse:  the new URL only appears to offer one kit so you would need to order two tests and two kits for best results, one for each parent if both needed a kit :https://www.helix.com/products/humancode-babyglimpse $49.99 (regular price for the test), but the Helix DNA kit is on sale for $40.00, regular price is $80 if you need a Helix DNA kit for an individual so total price of $89.99 if an individual needs a Helix DNA kit. On Amazon (check price as some days it’s cheaper on Amazon and other days it’s cheaper on Helix; as of September 30, 2018, it’s cheaper on Amazon if you need a Helix DNA kit, but that can change any day; monitoring daily) with free shipping. From the description, it sounds like you can still compare if you order tests for both parents;  see DNA Passport or possibly Geno 2.0 above or embody below for cheaper way to get the kits as two DNA Passport kits + test from Helix would run you $89.99 x2 which is slightly cheaper than two kits using the Baby Glimpse bundle link and you get DNA Passports results as a bonus. Going this route would cost you about the same, but you wouldn’t need to order the two Helix DNA kits for Baby Glimpse as you could use your DNA Passport Helix kits for the results. embodyDNA: https://www.helix.com/shop/lose-it-embodydna/ price $41.99 + $12 Helix kit $20.00 if you need Helix DNA kit (as of September 30, 2018) ; regular price is $109.99 + $80.00 for Helix DNA kit; on Amazon (decent sale price as of September 30, 2018, but cheaper on Helix; check pricing as Amazon frequently changes prices) with free shipping. GoalGetter: https://www.helix.com/shop/insidetracker-goalgetter/ sale price $130.00 + another $20.00 if you need Helix DNA kit; regular price $260.00 + $80.00 if you need Helix DNA kit – not seeing GoalGetter on Amazon. Rest of Helix DNA tests are regular price and Helix kits are regular price of $80.00 if you need a Helix DNA kit for an individual. However, Helix sometimes does limited sales so check any test you are considering to see if it’s on sale.

LivingDNAhttps://www.livingdna.com/ regular price is $99; don’t see LivingDNA or FindMyPastDNA available on Amazon as of September 30, 2018. LivingDNA offers free limited transfers, but you won’t get a few benefits if you go this route that you would get if you order the test directly from LivingDNA; they have indicated they will offer discounted upgrades for those who transfer and want the extra benefits, but no word on when or how much it will cost). For example, you won’t get haplogroups (mtDNA, Y-DNA – if male) and originally you wouldn’t get ethnicity results when I did a free transfer back in December 2017, but looks like they may be offering ethnicity results for the free transfers during the beta test (it’s not clear if you get to keep the ethnicity results after the beta test ends and it doesn’t appear those who upload after the beta test will get them without paying some kind of upgrade fee) after your transfer processes (estimated between August 8 – October 31, 2018 for the free transfers to process; they are rolling them out in small groups). You would have to order a kit from Living DNA to get those benefits. They are partnering with FindMyPast and FindMyPast will be offering LivingDNA kits packaged with FindMyPastDNA (or some similar language) at some point, similar to how MyHeritageDNA uses FTDNA kits with MyHeritage logo on the package. They are slowly rolling out matching starting August 8, 2018 and plan on finishing by sometime October 2018. My three uploaded kits haven’t finished processing as of September 30, 2018. Also have it in the non Sale Section, but included it in the Sale Section because you can do free limited transfers from other companies.

MyHeritageDNAhttps://www.myheritage.com/dna – on sale on MyHeritageDNA for $59 (sale was supposed to end September 6, 2018 according to one report, but is still showing as of September 29, 2018) with free shipping if you order 2+ kits; Amazon for $75 (still valid as of September 30, 2018, but went up from $69 on September 17th) with free shipping and FTDNA‘s Amazon price is $75.99 (as of September 30, 2018). MyHeritageDNA accepts free transfers from FTDNA as well as from AncestryDNA, LivingDNA, and 23andMe (including v5 chip now). They will be making some major changes to those who upload raw data transfers after November 30, 2018); it won’t affect you if you upload your raw data before December 1, 2018 as they are grandfathering in people who upload raw data before December 1, 2018 and they will retain full access.

Silverberry Genomixhttps://silverberrygenomix.com/ sale over on website; Amazon link for all Silverberry Genomix products available, usually with free shipping – check to see if any kits are on sale on Amazon. If you upload your 23andMe, AncestryDNA, or FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) raw data, you can get a Basic Wellness Report that includes 10 free reports and is available without a discount code. You can also get the Basic Wellness Report (BWR) if you order a kit from Silverberry Genomix. Keeping in the Sale Section because you can get a limited BWR free.

TeloYearshttps://www.teloyears.com/home/ regular prices for most things, but a limited time sale price if you purchase 3 months of supplements for $169 – https://www.teloyears.com/home/products.html?uid=09290167Ecrf491i9 (price valid as of September 30, 2018), you get a free TeloYears Health kit which normally costs $99. TeloYears Health regular price $99; TeloYears Health + Ancestry $169 (regular price $199, but seems to be a standard discount as opposed to a sale price). They also do the TribeCode (see below) tests. Not available on Amazon.

Vitagene: https://vitagene.com I don’t see an end date on the sale.

Current sales: https://vitagene.com/shop/products-include-dna-test-kits/ (prices valid as of September 30, 2018).

Health Reports for diet, fitness, and supplementation + Ancestry + free 15 minute nutritional phone consultation. Regular price $99; on sale for $79. Believe this is the same report available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Vitagene-DNA-Test-Kit-Ancestry/dp/B01NCISWQT (price on Amazon is $58.65 as of September 28, 2018)– price may or may not be cheaper on Amazon as they love to raise and lower the prices on a regular basis.

All in 1 Bundle for diet, fitness, skin report, and supplementation + Ancestry + free 15 minute nutritional phone consultation. Regular price $129, on sale for $99.

Vitality Bundle for diet, fitness, skin report, and supplementation + Ancestry + + 90 days of 4 personalized supplement + free 15 minute nutritional phone consultation. Regular price $245; on sale for $169.

Amazon link for Vitagene DNA Test Kit: Health + Skin and Beauty + Ancestry Personal Genetic Reports (sale price Amazon $99.00 September 30, 2018) – again prices may or may not be cheaper on Amazon.

If you already have a DNA test from another company, you may be able to get Health Reports for $49 or Vigor Bundle for $149.

End of Vitagene Tests

WeGenehttps://www.wegene.com/en/ free upload if you tested with 23andMe (including v5 chip) or AncestryDNA; regular price (around $70 USD depending on the exchange rate when you order it) if you need to order a kit from WeGene (it’s a Chinese company and you would need to figure out the exchange rate if you buy a kit from them and also probably need a way to read Chinese since the main WeGene is in Chinese). For now, they don’t accept FTDNAMyHeritageLivingDNA, etc. It includes basic to intermediate haplogroup(s) – mtDNA and Y-DNA (males only). Company has other tests available from a recent article on the company, but not seeing them on the English side of the site and don’t read Chinese and can’t find a good Chinese translator website. They offer more tests on their main site, but they are expanding worldwide so they may start offering those tests on the English side of the site.

DNA companies not offering sales at this time (September 30, 2018):

23andMehttps://www.23andme.com/ Ancestry (ethnicity) only kit regular price $99Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/23andMe-Ancestry-Personal-Genetic-Service/dp/B01LZ5K87Z/ – regular price $99.00 (September 30, 2018); Amazon has Ancestry + Health – https://www.amazon.com/23andMe-DNA-Test-Ancestry-collection/dp/B01G7PYQTM/  regular price $199.00  (last update check mid afternoon September 30, 2018, but can vary every couple of days so check Amazon). Health Lite + Ancestry $169 regular price – unavailable, but the link is https://www.23andme.com/dna-lite/?lh1=true which shows the $169.00 test is unavailable, but gives you the option to buy the $199.00 test for $169.00.

Ancestry DNAhttps://www.ancestry.com/dna/ – as noted in the Test on Sale section above, I don’t know if the price showing on my Ancestry account is one available to everybody or only sent to a group of members. $99 – regular price; as of  the date of this blog post, it’s on sale on Amazon (click on the link or see the Sale Section above). Worth noting sometimes Ancestry sends individual e-mails to small groups of its users that includes DNA sale prices, but those tend to be limited to the people who received the e-mails. Also, check EBay as you can often find AncestryDNA kits cheaper on it, usually in the $45 – 55 range and shipping may or may not be free.

DNAFithttps://www.dnafit.com/us/store/ (prices still valid as of September 30, 2018). (Keeping it in the non Sale Section even though it’s temporarily on sale)

MealPlanner: $119.99 – sale price, regular price $199.99
Fitness Diet Pro $219.99 (on sale on DNAFit website) – Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/DNAFit-DNA-Test-Kit-Personalized/dp/B0758SC7QD/ $259.99 on Amazon September 18, 2018
Muscle Builder $119.99  sale price, regular price $199.99
Fat Burner $119.99 sale price, regular price $199.99
Fitness Diet Pro (for those transferring raw data from 23andMe or AncestryDNA) $149.00

Non-sale prices tend to be:

Fitness Diet Pro $299.99
Fitness + Fat Burner $199.99
Fitness + Muscle Builder $199.99
Diet + Meal Planner $199.99

DNATribeshttp://www.dnatribes.com/ No sale price; regular price $119.00, and they do offer autosomal comparisons if you tested at AncestryDNA, FTDNA, or 23andMe – regular price for autosomal comparison is $49 with a way to get it for $39 sometimes (provide 4 grandparents birth location before ordering and they send you a $10 discount code). Not available on Amazon.

FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA)https://www.familytreedna.com/  You can order FTDNA through  GroupOn https://www.groupon.com/deals/family-tree-dna-1-1-national for $64 or $65 as the price varies every few days between the two prices, but the sale ends sometime in September, 2018. In my experience, GroupOn tends to renew the sales most of the time, usually either $64 or $65 and those can change every day or two so I will check back tomorrow to see what price shows up. You can also check Amazon or EBay as other alternatives.
Family Finder regular price $79Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Family-Tree-DNA-Genetic-Ancestry/dp/B01NAQ1UCW $75.99 sale price
Family Finder + Y-37 (males only) regular price $248
Family Finder + Y-67 (males only) regular price $347
Family Finder + mtFull Sequence (males or females) regular price $278
Family Finder + Y-67 + mtFull Sequence (males only) regular price $546
Y-37 (males only) regular price $169
Y-67 (males only) regular price $268
Y-111 (males only) regular price $359
Big Y-500 (Y-111 + Big Y) (males only) Sale price $649 regular price $799
mtDNA Plus (male or female) regular price $89
mtFull Sequence (male or female) regular price $199

FindMyPast (they use LivingDNA kits – see LivingDNA below): https://www.findmypast.com/ancestry-dna-testing/ –  regular price $99 (price valid as of September 30, 2018). LivingDNA. Don’t see kits (FindMyPastDNA or LivingDNA) available on Amazon as of September 30, 2018 – only a matter of time before somebody adds them to Amazon.

Full Genomes (FG or FGC)https://www.fullgenomes.com/  Not many sales listed with prices based on which test you order. Also, project discounts are available, but you would have to contact FGC for details and pricing. The prices here tend to stay the same, but occasionally they will offer sales or change prices so always check with FGC before ordering. Not available on Amazon.
Whole Genome Sequencing 30x $1295 CLIA available
Y Elite Ancestry Test for Men $645
Analysis of Y bam files – males only (starts at $50 for BAM file analysis with several other analysis options available – https://www.fullgenomes.com/analysis-and-more/)
Long Read Whole Genome $2,900.00 – shows in the Update and Promotions section – https://www.fullgenomes.com/purchases/5/?
Whole Genome Sequencing 20x $900
Whole Genome Sequencing 5x $350.00 (direct link: https://www.fullgenomes.com/purchases/123/ possibly on sale for $250 although the $250 kit doesn’t mention how many reads it does)
Exome Sequencing $525.00
Whole Genome Epigenome Sequencing 30x $1,800.00
DNA kits ($20.00) – doesn’t include any tests

FGC is now offering MyHeritageDNA kits for $79.00 (or the current sale price on MyHeritageDNA) – the link on FGC is an affiliate link that takes you directly to the MyHeritageDNA ordering form which will include the current price MyHeritageDNA is charging which may be less if it’s on sale.

GenePlazahttps://www.geneplaza.com/ – no sale – they offer two choices – purchase a kit (regular price $145, but sometimes on sale for $85 (update September 10, 2018; to order a test, they refer you to GenCove, but the link to GenCove tells you they no longer sell the test) ; they were offering $6 credit (may no longer apply as of early September 2018) that applies to many, but not all, apps offered by GenePlaza) from them or free upload if you tested with most major DNA companies (23andMe, AncestryDNA, and GenCove – check with GenePlaza if you tested elsewhere) with small bonus (NOTE: credit may no longer be available: $3 credit if you do the free upload; $6 credit if you order a kit from them; (NOTE: credit may not apply to all apps offered and it appears the credit is no longer available after early September 2018) to spend on different apps they offer. App prices range from $1.49 to $5.49. Some of the individual tests are interesting enough to check out. Not available on Amazon.

Helixhttps://www.helix.com/ – Amazon link: Amazon list of Helix tests some of the individual tests are on sale (check above for the handful on sale, includes Geno 2.0 Next, DNA Passport, Baby Glimpse (Helix kits discounted with DNA test regular price); embodyDNA; and GoalGetter, but you would need to check each one as the sales come and go on a regular basis.  For whatever reason, Helix doesn’t make it easy to view pricing for each test without opening each test individually which is a pain in the neck. This link, https://www.helix.com/store/all, gives you each test available, but you would need to check each test for current pricing. This link on my blog gives the Helix tests currently available on Helix: List of DNA Tests Offered Through Helix.

HomeDNAhttps://homedna.com/  Many of the below test kits are available at CVS Pharmacy, Rite Aid Pharmacy, Walgreens, and Wal-Mart which would save you any applicable shipping costs, but would be subject to local sales tax. Also, the kits available locally usually are only for the testing kit and you would need to pay additional lab processing fees to HomeDNA when you send in the kit. (Note: if you order a kit directly from HomeDNA, as opposed to doing a raw data upload from another company, it will be a cheek swab); some of the tests may be available on Amazon and on GroupOn.

The tests currently offered directly on HomeDNA are as follows with regular prices listed below :

Ancestry:
GPS Origins Ancestry Test $199.00 (looks at over 80,000 autosomal markers); also available on Amazon (price on Amazon may be lower some of the time). Sometimes available on GroupOn.
GPS Origins Ancestry Test – Upload Your Raw Data (can upload from most of the major DNA testing companies – AncestryDNA, 23andMe, FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA), Geno 2.0 but not 2.0 Next unless it was done by FTDNA $39.00 (number of markers depends on which company you transfer results from)
GPS Origins Ancestry Test – African Edition $199.00
GPS Origins Ancestry Test – Asian Edition $199.00
HomeDNA Starter Ancestry Test $69.00 (13 CODIS markers)
DNA Origins Maternal Lineage (mtDNA) $69.00 (HVR1, 2, and 3 regions – it’s not a full mtDNA test based on what other companies offer)
DNA Origins Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA) $69.00 (appears to look at 16 Y-STRs) – Males only
HomeDNA Advanced Ancestry Test $124.00 (appears to be a combination of Ancestry Test, Maternal Test, and Paternal Test)

Health and Beauty:
HomeDNA Food and Pet Sensitivity $99.00 (Nuts, Dairy, Wheat, Pets)
HomeDNA Healthy Weight $119.00
HomeDNA Skin Care $99.00
HomeDNA Paternity $164.00 (has both at-home or legal testing options – it doesn’t say, but I would expect legal testing to include additional fees – includes a child kit, a possible father kit, and biological mother kit (mother’s participation is optional, but recommended) Not for New York residents due to New York requirements for legal paternity testing.

Pets:
Mixed-Breed Dog Identification DNA Test and Life Plan $125.00 (learn about your mixed-breed dog’s lineage)
Cat DNA Health Screen and Life Plan $125.00 (screen your cat for over 40 genetic diseases and traits)
Dog DNA Health Screen and Life Plan $125.00 (screen your dog for over 100 genetic diseases and traits)

End of HomeDNA list

LivingDNAhttps://www.livingdna.com/ regular price is $99; don’t see LivingDNA or FindMyPastDNA available on Amazon as of September 30, 2018. LivingDNA offers free limited transfers, but you won’t get a few benefits if you go this route that you would get if you order the test directly from LivingDNA; they have indicated they will offer discounted upgrades for those who transfer and want the extra benefits, but no word on when or how much it will cost). For example, you won’t get haplogroups (mtDNA, Y-DNA – if male) and originally you wouldn’t get ethnicity results when I did a free transfer back in December 2017, but looks like they may be offering ethnicity results for the free transfers during the beta test (it’s not clear if you get to keep the ethnicity results after the beta test ends and it doesn’t appear those who upload after the beta test will get them without paying some kind of upgrade fee) after your transfer processes (estimated between August 8 – October 31, 2018 for the free transfers to process; they are rolling them out in small groups). You would have to order a kit from Living DNA to get those benefits. They are partnering with FindMyPast and FindMyPast will be offering LivingDNA kits packaged with FindMyPastDNA (or some similar language) at some point, similar to how MyHeritageDNA uses FTDNA kits with MyHeritage logo on the package. They are slowly rolling out matching starting August 8, 2018 and plan on finishing by sometime October 2018. My three uploaded kits haven’t finished processing as of September 30, 2018.

Prometheasehttps://www.promethease.com/ Regular price uploads start at $12 with some uploads running more if the raw data file size is larger than average (Genes for Good, for example). They have offered free uploads several times in the past and will probably do it again in the near future. Note: this isn’t a DNA test, but uses your raw data from other companies (23andMe, Ancestry, FTDNA, etc.) to generate reports.

TeloYearshttps://www.teloyears.com/home/ prices: TeloYears Health $99 TeloYears Health + Ancestry $169 (regular price $199, but seems to be a standard discount as opposed to a sale price). They also do the TribeCode (see below) tests. Not available on Amazon. Temporarily in the Sales Section since it is offering a limited time sale right now.

TribeCodeTribecode$99 regular price for Advanced Ancestry; kit is ordered through TeloYears (see above) and appears to be the Ancestry/ethnicity portion only. Not available on Amazon. Website has been down on and off for several weeks now; it’s back up since September 13, 2018). Once you order the kit from TeloYears and register it, you qualify to earn TribeCoins (or TeloCoins) which can be used for a variety of purposes.

uBiomehttps://ubiome.com/consumer/explorer/  regular prices ranging from $89 to $399 with new option for ExplorerGutPlus* https://shop.ubiome.com/pages/explorer-plus (4 SmartGut tests delivered during the year for $399 sale price – valid as of mid afternoon September 20, 2018, regular price $799), depending on which tests you want run; sometimes goes on sale for a lot less. If you go with one of the subscription options, you get 20 – 25% discount; doesn’t apply to ExplorerGutPlus, but does apply to the other options in the first uBiome link above. This isn’t a regular genealogical DNA test like many of the others listed in this post. It checks between 1 and 5 sites for bacterial DNA (mouth, skin, nose, genital, gut). I have taken this test in the past when it was on sale as I was curious as to what it would show. Interestingly, some insurance companies will pay some of the cost. Click on this link: https://ubiome.com/clinical/smartgut/ and see if your insurance company will cover it. The Smart Gut kit is only one of the sites (gut, specifically, a stool sample). The beta ended so they are no longer writing off what’s not covered by insurance (ended mid-August 2018), but you can still check and see how much it would cost based on what your insurance covers. Shame they haven’t figured out a way to get insurance companies to cover the other four sites yet. I have done the Smart Gut kit a number of times over the last 3 years.

*From the link:

How does ExplorerPlus™ differ from SmartGut™?

ExplorerPlus is a wellness product that offers a broader view into your microbiome, providing more comprehensive information about your microbiome for wellness, using a patented combination of full metagenomic and marker-based sequencing.

SmartGut* is a medical test ordered by a doctor and reimbursed by insurance, processed in our CLIA-licensed and CAP-accredited laboratory. SmartGut helps you and your doctor better understand your symptoms for gut conditions, including IBD, IBS, Crohn’s, and ulcerative colitis, providing you and your doctor valuable insights to help guide diagnosis and treatment. It also examines risk factors for health conditions like diabetes, obesity, and kidney stones.

*More comprehensive microbiome access also coming to SmartGut!

Veritashttps://www.veritasgenetics.com/  here’s a link to their 30x read DNA kit: https://www.veritasgenetics.com/mygenome. It appears to be $999 for their 30x read (considered the minimum read level according to some companies if you want medical information) based on what somebody who ordered the kit reported for pricing. For additional information, here’s a link to the company’s PDF: https://www.veritasgenetics.com/sites/default/files/media/documents/VG_ProductOnePager_myGenome_email.pdf – Not available on Amazon.

WeGenehttps://www.wegene.com/en/ free upload if you tested with 23andMe (including v5 chip) or AncestryDNA; regular price if you need to order a kit from WeGene (it’s a Chinese company and you would need to figure out the exchange rate if you buy a kit from them). For now, they don’t accept FTDNA, etc. It includes basic to intermediate haplogroup(s) – mtDNA and Y-DNA (males only). Have WeGene in the Sale and non-Sale sections since you can order a kit for them at regular price if you don’t use AncestryDNA or 23andMe free upload option. Not available on Amazon yet. It’s also in the Sales Section since you can upload raw data from 23andMe (including v5 chip) and AncestryDNA free. Exchange rate was around $70 when I checked at different times.

YSEQ.net – https://www.yseq.net/ regular prices as YSEQ rarely does sales although they occasionally will do a sale. Will continue checking in case they do a sale for DNA Day. Prices range, depending on if you want an individual Y-DNA SNP or various STR ranges, mtDNA (several options) to a 15x read, 30xread, or 50xread full DNA test. 15x read: $740; 30x read: (+ $600 above 15x read price) ; 50x read: (+$1,430 above 15x read price) ; Other Extras (price is in addition to whatever read you order) add $90 if you want USB drive sent to you (otherwise, you can download your results through a link for no additional cost); Sanger extra Y-DNA results (up to 10 Y-DNA SNPs): $100; you receive 4 cheek swabs and you need to use all four and mail them back to YSEQ. Individual SNPs tend to run $18. YSEQ also offers Y-STR testing, mtDNA, and Haplogroup panels. It’s a good alternative to FTDNA in some ways, but doesn’t offer matching. It is a great way to cheaply verify Y-DNA comparisons between males who should share Y-DNA. For the full DNA test, they’re offering a 23andMe type autosomal raw data option that may be usable on sites that accept 23andMe transfers. Located in Germany. Cheek swab.

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