HOW TO

This is a cheek swab test which has two swabs.  The insert in the kit has instructions on how to:

 

  • Collect DNA from your cheek

  • Break the swab

  • Insert the Q-tip into the vial
     

Quick Tips 

  • It is best to do it in the morning before you drink, eat, chew gum or brush your teeth.
    -If you have just consumed food or done any of the above, wait for 30 minutes.

  • Make sure to swab your cheek sides.

  • Swab for 30-60 seconds on your cheek.

 

Note: If you wear any dental retainers, etc., remove those before you swab and try not to touch any metal that you may have in your mouth…  

 
 

HOW TO DNA TEST

  1.  WATCH VIDEOS BEFORE YOU DO THE TEST

     There are two types of test with FTDNA, make sure you watch the right video.

     2. FILL OUT THE FORMS
 

  • Sign and fill out the green release form.

  • Fill out the FTDNA contact form.

  • Fold up documents and add them into the clear plastic bag, make sure you close it.

 

    3. CREATE USE-ACCOUNT ON FTDNA 

    In order to get your DNA result, you need to create a login for FTDNA (FamilyTreeDNA)
    *Temporary password: baseball10 or Baseball10

 

  • Go to www.familytreeDNA.com. Log in with your DNA kit number and temporary password *

  • Create a new password, erase the 325KAMRAemail address, replace it with your own email address to personalize your account!

Processing kits can take up to a couple of months, since the kits are being shipped to the US, so please be patient.

 

  1. Join this Facebook group for Q&A on your DNA test:

DNA tested Korean Adoptees and Korean Veterans and their Children

 

  1. Want medical report?
    If it is medical information that you seek, you can upload your raw DNA data to the Promethease Website and it will give you a health report. The promethease report costs $12 USD.

 



WHEN DNA RESULT IS READY

 

You will receive an email from FTDNA when your DNA kit has been processed.
Make sure to check your spam filter as well.
 

 

WHAT CAN I DO NOW?
 

There are options for uploading your data in order to search in other DNA databases as well.

Your data can be downloaded from FTDNA as a zip-fil and uploaded to MyHeritage and GEDmatch.
We recommend downloading the Build 37 Concatenated

(Autosomal includes chromosomes 1 through 22

Your X chromosome raw data only covers the markers on the X chromosome.
The raw data concatenated includes the autosomal DNA for Chromosomes 1 through 22

As well as the X chromosome.)

JOIN THIS FACEBOOK GROUP FOR Q&A
 

DNA tested Korean Adoptees and Korean Veterans and their Children


www.facebook.com/groups/794123673965176

 

 

WANT MEDICAL REPORT?

 

If it is medical information that you seek, you can upload your raw DNA data to the Promethease Website and it will give you a health report. The promethease report costs $12 USD.


https://www.promethease.com


 
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