Less than two weeks after that, I got word that my preliminary results were ready, and my full results were available after another week.
Mine wasn't very exciting, except for the 0.6 percent Iberian, which made me happy since I happen to love Spain and Portugal.
You also view your makeup by chromosome on a color-coded bar chart.
After that, you simply pop the tube into the included plastic bag, place it in the provided prepaid return envelope, and drop it off at the post office.
About a week after I shipped out my DNA sample, I received confirmation of its receipt from 23and Me.
There's also a list of countries of ancestry and a list of top surnames among your relatives.
Finally, you can also see how much Neanderthal DNA you have; I have 2.6 percent, according to 23and Me, which puts me in the 29th percentile among 23and Me members.
These tests can give you more information about possible health concerns, but they don't provide a guaranteed vision of the future.
To order a kit from 23and Me's website, you first provide your name and then agree to the company's terms of service.
Only your date of birth and sex are on your sample label, not your name.
After that, you acknowledge that "you may learn information about yourself that you do not anticipate." Fair warning.