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Understanding Test Batches

FamilyTreeDNA processes order payments and kits transitioning to our laboratory in weekly batches. Batches are numbered sequentially. Lab processing begins the next business day after a batch closes. Note that our Genomic Research Center lab in Houston, Texas processes tests by test type.

If a test is your first at FamilyTreeDNA, once we receive your sample. the lab begins processing your kit the next business day after the batch closes.

If you have tested with us previously and you order another test or an upgrade and we still have a viable sample from your original testing with us, the lab begins processing that test the next business day after the batch closes.

Note that batches are usually closed on Wednesdays. We may close a batch early to accommodate lab staffing during sales and United States holidays.

Note: Individual tests may take a greater or a lesser amount of time to complete than other tests even when it is the same test type in the same batch. You should check your FamilyTreeDNA account for an estimated time to completion date after we have batched your test. Click here to learn more about our testing times.

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