I checked yesterday and it was still showing as Returned. I checked this afternoon and it is now showing as Genotyping. That means LivingDNA has started the lab process of processing my DNA sample. They didn’t include an expected date to complete. No surprise as some DNA companies include a projected date and some don’t. I will check daily, on the off-chance, the lab progresses faster than expected. I won’t do an update unless there is a status change.
In most cases, it takes 3 – 4 weeks or longer for the sequencing to complete at labs. The exceptions tend to be if a DNA sample falls a quality review, they need to run the DNA a second time, or if the lab is running at, close to maximum, or above maximum capacity. With all the sales that were going on last month and this month from LivingDNA, FindMyPastDNA, and Sequencing.com, I won’t be surprised if it takes longer. Both FindMyPastDNA and Sequencing.com use LivingDNA kits and labs.
Last update was LivingDNA Kit Update #3 – January 11, 2020. As noted from the earlier post
Your sample has been received
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