HomeDNA™ Starter Ancestry Test

DNA ancestral analysis compares your past with your present.





Compare your Past with your Present!

HomeDNA™ Starter Ancestry Test uses the power of DNA to find out where your ancestors came from and discover the current population groups with which you have the most in common. DNA from a simple cheek swab gives you a world population ancestry analysis detailing your roots. Then, the test shows you which of today's populations most resemble your DNA. Fun!

Kit Contents:

  • Complete instructions
  • Cheek swabs for DNA collection
  • Postage-paid envelope for returning samples to the lab (U.S. customers only)

Results Back:

  • Just 6-8 weeks from receipt of samples at the lab



A fun and easy way to connect your past with your present, using the information in your own DNA!

Using 100 DNA markers to determine the origins of your ancestors, this test first identifies the geographic areas that contributed to your DNA, giving you a picture of where you came from. The test then compares your DNA to populations in today’s world to identify the people with whom your DNA has the most in common right now. 

Personalized Test Results Report Includes:

  • Personalized Certificate PDF
  • Results Manual PDF with detailed explanation of results

How It Works

How It Works

Get your HomeDNA Starter DNA Test for Ancestry in 4 Easy Steps

  1. ORDER KIT: Place your order through our online store and we’ll ship your DNA collection kit to your preferred address
  2. SEND DNA: Use our simple kit to collect a DNA sample and mail samples to us
  3. ANALYZE DNA: Your sample is then analyzed by our federally-certified lab
  4. GET REPORT: 6-8 weeks after samples arrive at the lab, a detailed personal report is uploaded to your secure online account

The Science behind your Starter Test

This test uses over 100 SNPs (single-nucleotide polymorphism) to determine the origins of your ancestors. After determining your genetic makeup based on your past, it then looks at STR (Short Tandem Repeats) markers also known as the 13 CODIS loci and compares your DNA to populations living around the world today to determine with whom your DNA has the most in common.



This test connects your past with your present! First we determine your ancestry; then in the second part of the test, we tell you where in today’s world you can find populations groups with which you share the most genetic similarity. 

Customers trust us with their most sensitive genetic information—and we take that trust seriously. DNA results and personally-identifiable information are kept completely confidential and are not sold to or shared with a third party (except in connection with a merger/sale of our company), unless we are legally compelled to do so. We may use aggregate anonymous data (information that cannot be traced back to a specific individual) for research and marketing purposes and to improve our services. Respecting our customers’ privacy is at the heart of what we do.

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About This Brand

About This Brand

HomeDNA™ empowers you with valuable information contained in your own DNA. This targeted selection of easy, at-home genetic tests will help you make better health and wellness choices and provide important answers about family relationships both past and present. Brought to you by DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC), this innovative product line includes:

  • HomeDNA™ Ancestry Analysis + Report
  • Home DNA™ Healthy Weight Analysis + Report
  • HomeDNA™ Paternity Analysis + Report
  • HomeDNA™ Skin Care Analysis + Report

Established in 1995, DDC was founded on the belief that technological advancements in DNA testing should translate to services that are accessible and affordable to everyone. We have built an international reputation based on our commitment to reliability, innovation, and value by offering DNA testing services for paternity and other family relationships, forensics, animal breeders and veterinarians, and now wellness-inspired consumers. DDC's laboratory in Fairfield, Ohio is nationally and internationally recognized through multiple accreditations. 

As an industry leader in DNA testing we offer:

  • A fully-accredited laboratory with state-of-the-art technology and robotics to ensure accuracy
  • A large team of expert PhDs to conduct results screening, testing, and research
  • A secured facility with established screening protocols to guarantee privacy and security

For 22 years, we have earned the trust of our customers by carefully handling over 10 million DNA samples. Your sensitive DNA test results always remain confidential, and we will not sell your personal data to third parties. DDC is the DNA testing laboratory trusted around the world.

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