Updated January 2, 2019: removed Sticky; updated December 31, 2018: last update for December 2018 – minor price updates; updated December 29, 2018: minor price updates; updated December 28, 2018: minor price updates, removed sales that have ended; updated December 26, 2018: removed sales that have ended; MyHeritageDNA 1 day sale ends early December 27, 2018, minor price updates; updated December 23, 2018: added YSEQ.net $15/SNP sale – good through January 31, 2019; updated December 21, 2018: minor price updates; updated December 19, 2018: minor price changes; updated December 14, 2018: 23andMe has sent an e-mail exclusive 50% off if you receive the e-mail and use the link in the e-mail; updated December 12, 2018: minor price changes and update on FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) weekly coupon update; updated December 10, 2018: minor price changes; updated December 9, 2018: minor price changes; updated December 5, 2018: minor price changes and adjusted sale end dates when known; updated December 3, 2018: minor price changes.
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 December 31, 2018 (original post was on December 1, 2018, and will be modified as needed, usually daily or every other day), 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.
Tests on Sale (usually checked daily or every other day, and sometimes several times a day as Amazon has a habit of raising or lowering prices later in the day):
23andMe Christmas Sale – https://www.23andme.com/ Ancestry (ethnicity) only kit regular price $99 https://www.amazon.com/23andMe-Ancestry-Personal-Genetic-Service/dp/B01LZ5K87Z/ sale price: $69.00, regular price $99.00; Ancestry + Health regular price $199.00. Amazon has Ancestry + Health – https://www.amazon.com/23andMe-DNA-Test-Ancestry-collection/dp/B01G7PYQTM/, regular price $199.00 (last update December 31, 2018, but can vary every couple of days so check Amazon). If you receive an e-mail showing 50% off, use the link on it as it’s only available through the e-mail link – e-mail discount applies to both tests offered by 23andMe.
AncestryDNA Year-End Sale (ends December 31, 2018): https://www.ancestry.com/dna/ – sale price $75.00 Ends December 31, 2018) https://www.amazon.com/s?field-keywords=ancestry+dna (sale price $75.00* or higher as of December 31, 2018, slightly different link as the old one wasn’t showing tests available). 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.
CVS Pharmacy Black Friday Sale Sneak Peek: I found CVS Pharmacy is offering 23andMe kit for a discount, including Extra Bucks Rewards of $20 off (lab fee extra, $70 or $170, depending on if you want health reports or not); sale price temporarily $29.99 with discount possible as of December 31, 2018 (regular price $29.99). Here’s the direct link: https://www.cvs.com/shop/23andme-personal-genetic-service-saliva-collection-kit-prodid-168385
Dante Labs – https://us.dantelabs.com/collections/our-tests/products/whole-genome-sequencing-wgs-full-dna-analysis Sale price $699.00, regular price $899.00. On Amazon, there are two sales: 1) https://www.amazon.com/Dante-Labs-Sequencing-Healthcare-Professionals/dp/B07H99QBK8 sale price $699.00; 2) Dante Labs Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) for Healthcare Professionals, Sequence 20000 Genes, with Personalized Report, with Saliva Collection Kit – https://www.amazon.com/Dante-Labs-Sequencing-Professionals-Personalized/dp/B07DNJ7QWQ, sale price $599.00. check Amazon as they sometimes temporarily offer 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) –
$399 (regular price $899.00 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 $549.00 (regular price $750) – looks like they removed it from the company’s website sometime between October 18 and 19, 2018). Another 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 December 29, 2018. Another test listed on Amazon, as of December 26, 2018 is Dante Labs Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) + mtDNA for Healthcare Professionals, Advanced Full DNA Analysis, with Saliva Collection Kit sale price $699.00. Whole GenomeZ – Whole Genome Sequencing for Advanced Diagnostics (130X + 30X)) – https://us.dantelabs.com/collections/our-tests/products/whole-genomez sale price $999.00, regular price $1,499.00.
DNAFit – https://www.dnafit.com/us/store/ **
MealPlanner: starting at $47.99
$59.99 $119.99 – sale price, regular price $199.99
Fitness Diet Pro: starting at $63.99
$79.99 $219.99 (on sale on DNAFit website) – Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/DNAFit-DNA-Test-Kit-Personalized/dp/B0758SC7QD/ sale price $145.23*, regular price $155.33* on Amazon as of December 31, 2018 (checking daily as it can vary from under $100 to regular price and changes almost 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 (although they occasionally offer much cheaper transfer prices)
DNA Passport – https://www.helix.com/shop/humancode-dna-passport/ sale price extended to ? $29.00 for test + another $40.00 if individual needs Helix DNA kit (regular price is $49.99 and Helix kit is $80.00); check on Amazon ($49.99* as of December 31, 2018, but price changes on a regular, almost daily, basis; usually, but not always cheaper, on Helix if you already have a Helix DNA kit; as of December 29, 2018, it’s somewhat 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) 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 if you order the kit with those tests with the lower Helix kit price. In general, you only need one Helix kit/individual so once you have a Helix DNA kit for a person, you don’t need another one.
FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) Year End Sale – https://www.familytreedna.com/ Sale ends December 31, 2018. Received an e-mail showing weekly coupons are back.
Family Finder sale price $49, regular price $79
Family Finder + Y-37 sale price $143, regular price $248 (males only)
Family Finder + mtFull Sequence sale price $183, regular price $278
Family Finder + Y-67 + mtFull Sequence (males only) sale price $362, regular price $546
Y-DNA Tests (males only):
Y-37 sale price $99, regular price $169
Y-67 sale price $179, regular price $268
Y-111 sale price $219, regular price $359
Big Y-500 sale price $499, regular price $649
mtDNA Plus regular price $89 (not on sale)
mtFull Sequence sale price $139, regular price $199
regular price, $79.00, and small sale price $49.99 ( $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 – temporarily unavailable December 31, 2018 (or type in DNA for search parameter and your location) on sale for $64 or $65 as the price varies every few days between the two prices with occasional drops below $64 for one or two day sales. Prices current as of December 29, 2018.
FindMyPastDNA (they use LivingDNA kits – see LivingDNA below): https://www.findmypast.com/ancestry-dna-testing/ – sale price $89 each as of December 29, 2018 although it’s $79 for one kit and $69 each for 2+ kits in one order on LivingDNA; LivingDNA kits available on Amazon (temporarily unavailable on Amazon as of December 31, 2018), https://www.amazon.com/3-Living-DNA-Ancestry-Test/dp/B07HWVRPNZ/ – out of stock on Amazon since mid-October 2018 – checking daily, regular price $99.00 + $4.99 shipping. Added it to Sales Section because they accept free limited transfers from other DNA testing companies.
Geno 2.0 Next – On sale (since August 22, 2018, sale price has changed numerous times since August 2018, 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/ $59.99 **+ another $40.00 if you need a Helix DNA kit as of December 31, 2018 if you need a Helix kit for an individual; 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 on sale temporarily for $79.95*. regular price $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 $66.22* with free shipping (Amazon price current as of December 31, 2018; 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 $59.99 $65.00 (occasionally cheaper by a few $) Note: U. S. kits are processed by Helix (spit kit) and non-U.S. kits are processed by FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) – cheek swab. Non-U.S. kits are showing an unavailable as of late September 2018 – no word on when they will become available again.
Helix – https://www.helix.com/collections/all/ many tests on sale 20 – 50% through ?, but some aren’t (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 Helix DNA kit: https://www.helix.com/products/humancode-babyglimpse – test on sale for $49.99 and the Helix DNA kit is on sale for $40.00, regular price of DNA kit is $80 if you need a Helix DNA kit for an individual. On Amazon (check price as some days it’s a lot cheaper on Amazon and other days it’s cheaper on Helix; as of December 31, 2018, it’s much cheaper on Amazon, 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 link and you get DNA Passport 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 $46.66 + $13.33 Helix kit (as of December 31, 2018) ; regular price is $109.99 + $80.00 for Helix DNA kit; on Amazon (currently unavailable since November 24, 2018,; check pricing and availability as Amazon frequently changes prices and may be out of stock on a regular basis) with free shipping. GoalGetter: https://www.helix.com/shop/insidetracker-goalgetter/ sale price $110.00
$130.00 + another $40.00 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.
HomeDNA / GPS Origins Ancestry Test – https://homedna.com/product/gps-origins regular price $199.95 (looks at over 80,000 autosomal DNA markers). Sometimes available on GroupOn. They may offer a 10% discount if you put it in your shopping cart and try to leave before completing the order.
LivingDNA – https://www.livingdna.com/ sale price $79.00 for one kit and $69.00 each for 2+ kits in a single order through ? (regular price is $99; LivingDNA or FindMyPastDNA used to be available on Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/3-Living-DNA-Ancestry-Test/dp/B07HWVRPNZ/ (temporarily unavailable on Amazon as of December 31, 2018 and became unavailable in mid-October 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 LivingDNA 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 in October 2018. Two of my three transferred results are showing three (3) or two (2) matches, but only one has finished processing as of December 31, 2018 and it only has one match.
MyHeritageDNA – https://www.myheritage.com/dna – $79 regular price; Amazon for $75.00* (still valid as of December 31, 2018) with free shipping and FTDNA‘s Amazon price may be cheaper so check both places. MyHeritageDNA accepts free limited 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 uploaded your raw data before December 16, 2018 as they are grandfathering in people who upload raw data before December 16, 2018 and they will retain full access.Free limited transfer of raw data from many other DNA companies although if you have a paid MyHeritage subscription, the full upgrade is supposed to be free.
Rite Aid: https://www.riteaid.com/shop/23andme-genetic-personal-service KIT ONLY $29.99 (lab fees are $70 or $170 depending on if you want health reports.). Having a Holiday Sale. Promo Code available to SAVE 20% off with Promo Code NEWYEAR. Still available as of December 31, 2018, but should be ending soon.
Silverberry Genomix: https://silverberrygenomix.com/ sale (up to 40%, but ending soon) on website and Amazon; 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.
Target Holiday Sale: – https://www.target.com/p/23andme-personal-ancestry-dna-test-kit-lab-fee-included/-/A-53450926 They are offering 23andMe basic Ancestry/Ethnicity kit (the $99.00 test) for $69.00 with $10 gift card available. Lab fee is included. Still valid as of December 31, 2018.
TeloYears – https://www.teloyears.com/home/ regular prices for some things, but a limited time sale price for some things – https://www.teloyears.com/home/products.html?uid=09290167Ecrf491i9 (price still valid as of December 31, 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. Recently added $29 monthly subscription with 3 kits sent/year and one bottle/month of supplements (minimum 4 month subscription).
Veritas Genetics: https://www.veritasgenetics.com/ No word on a Christmas or Year-End Sale.
Vitagene: https://vitagene.com 20% off sale for Year-end sale (no word on when 20% discount ends; valid as of December 31, 2018)
Current sales: https://vitagene.com/shop/products-include-dna-test-kits/
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 (sale price on Amazon is $79.00* available as of December 31, 2018 with $10.00 coupon available)- 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 $80.91* (as of December 31, 2018; sale price on Amazon tends to be around $99.00 with occasional dips below $99.00 and some wide variations) – 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
Walgreens Black Friday Sneak Peek Sale: https://www.walgreens.com/store/c/23andme-personal-genetic-service-saliva-collection-kit/ID=prod6331361-product – $29.99 (kit only) as of December 31, 2018 with $20 discount offer. Again, lab fees are $70 or $170 depending on if you want health reports. Extra savings may be available if you spend enough money to qualify for the discount.
WeGene – https://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 and also probably need a way to read Chinese since the main WeGene is in Chinese). For now, they don’t accept FTDNA, MyHeritage, LivingDNA, etc. It includes basic to intermediate haplogroup(s) – mtDNA and Y-DNA (males only).
YSEQ.net – https://www.yseq.net/ sale price $15/SNP, regular price $18/SNP – more information at the bottom of the post about other YSEQ products. Located in Germany. Cheek swab. Sale ends January 31, 2019.
DNA companies not offering sales at this time (December 31, 2018):
23andMe (see Sale Section above)
– https://www.23andme.com/ Ancestry (ethnicity) only kit regular price $99 – Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/23andMe-Ancestry-Personal-Genetic-Service/dp/B01LZ5K87Z/ – regular price $99.00 (October 1, 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 of October 31, 2018, but can vary every couple of days so check Amazon).
AncestryDNA (see Sale Section above) –
https://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 (price can vary almost daily, 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.
DNAFit (See Sale Section above) – https://www.dnafit.com/us/store/ (See Sale Section above for DNAFit tests 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/ $145.23* price as of December 31, 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
DNATribes – http://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). 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 (type in DNA in the Search box and your location) for $64 or $65 as the price varies every few days between the two prices, but the sale ends sometime in October, 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 $79 – Amazon 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
Full Genomes (FG or FGC) – https://www.fullgenomes.com/ No sales listed, but they may a sale they haven’t announced; 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 – may be on sale
Analysis of Y BAM files – males only (starts at $75 for BAM file analysis with several other analysis options available – https://www.fullgenomes.com/analysis-and-more/)
Long Read Whole Genome $2,900.00
Whole Genome Sequencing 20x $900
Whole Genome Sequencing 5x $350.00
Exome Sequencing $525.00
Whole Genome Epigenome Sequencing 30x $1,800.00
DNA kits ($20.00) – doesn’t include any tests
GenePlaza – https://www.geneplaza.com/ – no sale – they offer two choices – purchase a kit (regular price $145, but sometimes on sale for $85 (update September, 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) to spend on different apps they offer. Don’t see a price for how much the kit would cost if you needed to order one. App prices range from $1.49 to $5.49. Some of the individual tests are interesting enough to check out. Not available on Amazon.
Helix – https://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.
HomeDNA – https://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 :
GPS Origins Ancestry Test $199.95 (looks at over 80,000 autosomal markers); also available on Amazon. 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, Geno 2.0 but not 2.0 Next unless it was done by FamilyTree) $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.
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
Promethease – https://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.
Rite Aid: https://www.riteaid.com/shop/23andme-genetic-personal-service KIT ONLY $29.99 (lab fees are $70 or $170 depending on if you want health reports.). Having a Holiday Sale. Promo Code SAVE 20% off. Still available as of December 31, 2018, but should be ending soon.
TeloYears – https://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.
TribeCode – Tribecode – $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. Once you order the kit from TeloYears and register it, you qualify to earn TribeCoins which can be used for a variety of purposes. You can also earn TribeCoins, by logging into TribeCode and going to the Community section. Logging in daily to TribeCode generally generates 1 TribeCoin/day.
uBiome – https://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 December 31, 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!
Veritas – https://www.veritasgenetics.com/ See Sale Section above. Here’s a link to their 30x read DNA kit: https://www.veritasgenetics.com/mygenome. Regular price $999 for their 30x read. 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.
WeGene – https://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. 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 $60 – 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