LivingDNA Kit Update #3 – January 11, 2020

I checked a few minutes ago and it has not updated since last night.

As mentioned in this post – LivingDNA Kit Update – January 7, 2020, I dropped off the kit at a collection box January 7th, knowing it would not be picked up until the next day. I signed up for tracking. It was at the first post office by 10:57 A. M January 8th. It eventually made it to the main distribution post office later that day. It didn’t leave Wichita until shortly after midnight January 9th. Tracking indicated an expected delivery date of January 13th. Imagine my surprise and delight today when I received an update, it had been delivered about 2 P. M. my time. I received an e-mail later in the evening (7:33 P. M. my time):

Your sample has been received

Dear ,

You’ve arrived! Well, your DNA has arrived at our lab, sit tight while we do all the clever science stuff in order to deliver your exciting ancestry results.

We now have to do a whole host of things with your sample before your DNA results will be ready. The first step is to check the quality and quantity of your DNA. Making sure that there is enough good quality DNA on the swab will make sure that your results are as accurate as possible.

We’ll be in touch to let you know when the next step of testing has started, or for a small number of cases, if we need to get a new free of charge sample from you. If there are any problems with the sample, we will let you know within 2 – 3 weeks of your sample being received at our lab.

It’s also important to remember that all processing times are subject to volume and quality control and may take a little longer during peak times.

You can log in to your portal here to check the progress of your testing in the meantime.

We’ll be in touch again soon,
David Nicholson and Hannah Morden, Co-Founders, Living DNA

When I checked LivingDNA, it showed as returned. I don’t expect results for 3 – 4 weeks or longer. I am curious as to how much information they will provide as it moves through their system. AncestryDNA, 23andMe, and FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) all gave updates as my kits went through different stages with them. Some of the companies  included projected completion dates, but some did not. The dates weren’t always close as things can delay the process. I look forward to the process and seeing what becomes available in each step.



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