Genealogical DNA Testing Companies and Current DNA Sales October 18, 2019

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Updated to show 23andMe sale is over; MyHeritageDNA $49 Sale has been extended to October 21, 2019. Prices were current as of 3 hours before this post went live. AncestryDNA’s Health is available now – it appears to be a different test than Ethnicity+Traits as it’s $30 more. Included new prices for the different LivingDNA tests.

Word of caution – while Dante Labs is offering a 2 week turnaround on its kits, past history has been far short of the 8 week turnaround that has been what they have been offering for a while now.

Making it Sticky for now as it includes the major DNA companies (23andMe, AncestryDNA, FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA), FindMyPastDNA, LivingDNA, MyHeritageDNA, Geno 2.0 Next until it is no longer available, Helix, and a few others, but will include some other DNA companies that are not considered major genealogical DNA companies), most of which aren’t having sales right now. Will replace when a new sale shows up. Monthly DNA price list for October – Current October 2019 DNA Prices. That will cover many of the lesser known DNA companies.

The next major sale will be around Black Friday (November 29, 2019)/Cyber Monday (December 2,  2019). Amazon often has great deals for some of the companies around Black Friday/Cyber Monday. 23andMe is no longer on sale, but many people buy from them so I left it on the list below.

That’s not to say that one or more of the below companies won’t offer the occasional short-term or flash sale between now and then, but don’t expect the prices to get very low during those sales in most cases. Also, many of the companies will do a year-end sale that may or may not have better prices than the Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals.

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. For EBay and Amazon purchases, always activate the test as soon as you get it to avoid problems.

23andMe: Ancestry (ethnicity) only kit regular price $99** regular price $99.00; Ancestry + Health regular price $199.00** –  – regular price $199, but can vary every couple of days so check Amazon). VIP Health + Ancestry $499 (2 kits included) – not seeing it on Amazon.

AncestryDNA: – regular price $99 (basic AncestryDNA test); (Ancestry Health) regular price $149 – appears to be slightly different from Ancestry+Traits as it’s $30 more; Amazon regular price $99.00; if you want AncestryDNA + Traits,;  regular price $119.00 on Amazon. Check other vendors on Amazon as sometimes they are cheaper than the listed Amazon price in the link.

Dante Labs TEMPORARY 2 week turnaround instead of the usual 8 week turnaround – no word on when it ends; sale price varies as they now put three tests in the link – no end date listed, regular price varies depending on which test you click.  On Amazon, there are several listings: 1) Dante Labs Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) for Healthcare Professionals, Sequence 20000 Genes, with Personalized Report, with Saliva Collection Kit, page not found, check Amazon; looks like they made some changes price $899.00 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 GenomeZ – Whole Genome Sequencing for Advanced Diagnostics (130X + 30X)) – sale price $999.00, regular price $1,499.00. $899.00 price.

FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) Family Finder regular price $79Amazon link: regular price $79.00. FTDNA offers mtDNA and Y-DNA testing.

FindMyPastDNA (they use LivingDNA kits): price $89 although prices on LivingDNA vary (see chart below) – kits on Amazon, – on Amazon, unavailable as of October 18, 2019, usually comes back, but it’s been unavailable a lot longer than normal on Amazon. They accept free limited transfers from other DNA testing companies. The below prices are only available at LivingDNA

DNA Starter Kit $49.00 + shipping
DNA Ancestry Kit $99.00 + shipping
DNA Wellbeing Kit $129.00 + shipping
DNA Ancestry and Wellbeing Kit $179.00 + shipping

DNA Starter Kit $49.00 + shipping
DNA Testing, Global Ancestry, DNA Matching, Nutrion Report, Fitness Insight
DNA Ancestry Kit $99.00 + shipping
Recent ancestry, Sub-regional ancestry, Your DNA today, Extended ancestry, DNA matching
DNA Wellbeing Kit $129.00 + shipping
Vitamin response, Food metabolism, Nutrition Ideas, Exercise, Recovery, Exercise Ideas
DNA Ancestry and Wellbeing Kit $179.00 + shipping
Combination of the Ancestry Kit and the Wellbeing Kit

Full Genomes Corporation: $15 Individual SNPs.

Geno 2.0 Next Update June 1, 2019 – National Geographic and Helix have stopped offering kits – see National Geographic Geno Project DNA Ending. Temporarily, Amazon still has some kits available – Amazon sale price is $43.55* with free shipping (Amazon price current as of October 18, 2019).

Helix – some tests on sale, but many aren’t (direct link to Helix list of most DNA tests offered, but it’s not the complete list as some are only listed in other parts of the Helix site); 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. 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.

MyHeritageDNA Super-Sale $49 (ends about October 21, 2019) – free shipping if you order 2+ kits in a single order; $79 regular price; Amazon for $79.00* with $20.00 coupon available (still valid as of  October 18, 2019) with free shipping; Health, regular price $199.00 – on Amazon –, regular price $199 with $50 coupon available. GroupOn: sale price $48.00 (regular price tends to be $55) as of October 18, 2019. MyHeritageDNA accepts free limited transfers from FTDNA as well as from AncestryDNA, LivingDNA, and 23andMe (including v5 chip now). They made 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: 23andMe KIT ONLY $28.99 (lab fees are $70 or $170 depending on if you want health reports). Promo Code (online only) – no Promo Code  (Promo Code and discount change every few days). Still available as of October 18, 2019.

TeloYears regular prices for some things, but a limited time sale price for other things (price still valid as of October 18, 2019 although sale items vary from time to time). 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 tests. Not available on Amazon.

Vitagene: up to 15% off  (sale still going October 18, 2019)

Current sales:

Health Reports for diet, fitness, and supplementation + Ancestry + free 15 minute nutritional phone consultation. Regular price $99; on sale for $89. Believe this is the same report available on Amazon: (sale price on Amazon is $89.00 as of October 18, 2019)- price may or may not be cheaper on Amazon as they love to raise and lower the prices on a regular basis.

About Wichita Genealogist

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