Make Your Own DNA Kit

make my own dna kitJourney Genetic Testing allows you the option to make your own testing kit (MYOK) when collecting and returning DNA samples to us. This option can save you time as you can ship directly to us without waiting for the testing kit to arrive. It also can provide extra privacy as nothing is ever sent to you by mail. The MYOK option is available for all private DNA tests. It is located on order form when you select your DNA test choice. Due to AABB requirements this option is not available for legally admissible testing.

To choose this option please select the “Make My Own Kit” option on the order form for the particular test you are seeking. 

Upon finalization of your order (during regular business hours) you will be e-mailed a detailed letter with your unique Journey Genetics case number, step-by-step instructions for collecting and storing your DNA samples, and the address for sending those samples to our laboratory. The processing of the samples is conducted in the same time frame as if you used one of our kits – in as little as 1 business days for paternity, maternity, sibling, grandparent, avuncular, and twin zygosity tests!

Non-standard samples being submitted must fit into a standard paper envelope. If necessary please trim the item to fit (for example a hat band, a piece of clothing with blood, etc) into a regular envelope while making certain the specific area to be tested is included.

DO NOT USE A PLASTIC BAG OR BAGGIE FOR STORAGE OF YOUR DNA SAMPLE. THIS MAY CAUSE THE SAMPLE TO DEGRADE OR A PROFILE NOT BE ABLE TO BE GENERATED. LAB FEES WILL STILL APPLY AS EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO EXTRACT ENOUGH DNA FOR TESTING.

It is strongly suggested that if you reside outside of the United States and wish to order DNA testing that you use this option as the most cost effective and time efficient method to get the answers you need and deserve.

Please note that we are unable to process any DNA samples without a Journey Genetics case number. Samples that arrive without a case number will be discarded.

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR COLLECTING YOUR HOME DNA SAMPLE