For its depth of reporting, 23and Me is our Editors' Choice in this category.
23and Me offers two types of kits: Health Ancestry (9) and Ancestry ().
Less than two weeks after that, I got word that my preliminary results were ready, and my full results were available after another week.
When you log in to see your results, you can also update your profile with more information about your background.
The Health Ancestry plan includes testing for genetic health risks, such as Parkinson's disease, as well as your carrier status for more than 40 conditions, including cystic fibrosis.
The service also has a Wellness report that gauges, among other things, your genetic predisposition for being above or below average weight.
You also view your makeup by chromosome on a color-coded bar chart.23and Me ships kits to every US state, as well as more than 50 countries around the world. When you receive the kit, you have to activate it using the unique barcode, and set up an account with 23and Me.Next you provide your name, date of birth, and sex.It's important to note that, as 23and Me discloses, having a genetic marker for a disease does not guarantee that you'll get the disease.Furthermore, it may be possible to contract a disease even if the test does not show that you have the recognized genetic markers.