Update #1: 23andMe removed the testing option from their main page, but the link to it still works, but they offer the $199 test for a discount of $169 since the $169 is unavailable. That’s 90+ reports for the price of 40 reports. You can read more on my latest blog post 23andMe Removed the New DNA Testing Option, But the Link From Earlier Still Works and still worked as of September 28, 2018.
In my earlier post today, 23andMe Adds Third DNA Testing Option – Health Lite + Ancestry Service $169, I hadn’t tried ordering the test. After hearing a rumor the test wasn’t available yet, I decided to try a test order and got the following showing it’s not available, but they offered me a discount for the more expensive test at the same price of $169:
You’ve been upgraded to our Health + Ancestry Service at no additional cost since the service you selected (Health Lite + Ancestry Service) is currently unavailable. Please note that you will receive all 90+ reports, but you can opt out of receiving your Carrier Status* and Genetic Health Risk* reports. We encourage you to review relevant information about Carrier Status* and Genetic Health Risk* reports in the link below.
Don’t know how long it will be unavailable, but it’s worth getting the higher priced test for the same price if you had planned on ordering the $169 test. I didn’t order the test, but wanted to see if the rumor was true.