When you order a DNA test, you will receive a genetic test kit consisting of a cheek scraper (or a swab) and a collection tube. In a few minutes, you will be able to read the instructions and perform a painless cheek scraping (or a cotton swab) on the inside of your mouth. The effect of using the scraper is about the same as brushing your cheek with a soft bristle toothbrush. The cotton swab is like running a Q-tip along the inside of your check.
After taking the sample, you mail it back, along with a disclosure form, in the provided, pre-addressed, stamped envelope. In a few weeks you will be notified of the results by individual email. If you signed the disclosure form included in your kit, your results will also appear with other Henderson DNA test participants on the Clan Henderson website.