Friday, January 8, 2016

Testing Elderly Relatives

If you are testing elderly relatives at Family Tree DNA, be sure to ask for extra vials. Since FTDNA guarantees DNA samples for 25 years, you will be able to have additional tests performed on the original samples for many years to come. However, once a vial is opened, the DNA does begin to degrade so that some is useable later and some is not. By having additional unopened vials in storage, you will have much greater assurance that they will be viable.

Just one more good reason to test with Family Tree DNA! The other companies do not keep your DNA for future testing.