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Old 04-10-2018, 01:21 AM
 
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If spit is considered a biohazard, what happens to all of those envelopes sealed with it?
Exactly what I was thinking. But again, I assume they are dried up by the time they are mailed. Yuck. I actually did think about this conundrum when sending my tube of spit! Gross.
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Old 04-10-2018, 09:03 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Thanks everyone, I will take it to the post office tomorrow.
Probably your best bet. I threw a few stamps on mine and put it in my mailbox. I was shocked they don't include shipping but can't complain since mine was a free test.
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Old 04-10-2018, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Cumberland
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I just went to the Post Office. The MyHeritage package is considered a "parcel" which they weighed and assigned a tracking number to. Total cost for me was $3.50.
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Old 04-10-2018, 11:52 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I just went to the Post Office. The MyHeritage package is considered a "parcel" which they weighed and assigned a tracking number to. Total cost for me was $3.50.
Thanks for letting us know. Have they said how long processing takes these days?
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Old 04-10-2018, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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Thanks for letting us know. Have they said how long processing takes these days?
The package should arrive by Friday according to the post office. MyHeritage is saying the standard 4 week (give or take) wait time before the results are ready. This is the first time I have used them for the actual DNA test, and will let everyone how long it takes.

Ancestry took 6-8 weeks on my last submission to them....although the couple before were about 4 weeks.
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Old 04-11-2018, 09:23 PM
 
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Our Family Tree DNA kits were all sent through the mail in the mailer that comes with them; they are cheek swab tests.
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Old 04-14-2018, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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My most recent saliva samples were placed in a plastic bag which was then placed in a padded envelope and mailed to the genetic department of a state university for global distribution. In this particular instance, the samples were not for ancestry services but for medical research.

(My PCP remarked that I may be the next Henrietta Lacks, another Baltimore native. )

Anyway, my point is that the university's instructions for safely returning the saliva filled test tubes undoubtedly followed postal regulations.
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Old 04-29-2018, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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Wanted to update this thread:

Got the results back today. About 23 day turnaround time.
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Old 04-30-2018, 05:33 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Wanted to update this thread:

Got the results back today. About 23 day turnaround time.
Not bad!
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Old 04-30-2018, 10:25 AM
 
Location: VT; previously MD & NJ
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Wanted to update this thread:

Got the results back today. About 23 day turnaround time.
Would you like to share what you found out? Don't have to but it would be nice.
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