This company uses the spit test. You have to spit in a container and send this to the laboratory. This company is based in California, USA, and most of their database entries are USA citizens. They do have the majority of Chinese Adoptees in their database. 23andme does NOT allow the uploading of RAW DNA from other companies. If you want to be in their database, you have to take their test.




Download your RAW DNA

If you have tested your DNA at 23andme, and you want to download your RAW DNA (so you can upload it to other sites), please follow these instructions. 

  1. Sign in to your 23andme account. 
  2. Make sure your DNA result is selected (your name is at the top right of the page). If not, switch to the correct profile.
  3. Go to their Download RAW Data page.
  4. Click the select box and click the 'Submit request' button.
  5. You will receive an email when the RAW data file is ready.
  6. The email contains a link to download the file.


The file is a ZIP file. Don't unzip this file, just store it in a safe place on your computer. You can rename it so you recognize it later.

You can now transfer your DNA to FamilyTreeDNA, MyHeritage and Gedmatch.



Transfer your RAW DNA file to 23andme

23andme does NOT accept the transfer of a RAW DNA file to their database. If you want to be in their database, you have to buy and take their test.