23 and who?


A couple of months ago, I sent my DNA to 23andme to find out if I have a gene for celiac disease.  I had read online that they did do a test for the genome that causes it.

It took over 10 weeks for my sample to be tested.  It was supposed to take 6-8.  I spent $200.  But, I figured, I had gone this far so I would see it through.  Well, the results have come in, and they are disappointing.

There was no testing for celiac. Perhaps they no longer test for it.  There is a gene test for lactose intolerance.  Maybe I am mistaken, but I thought they would test for both.  It seems I am not lactose intolerant.  I know that I am to some degree.

Telling me about my caffeine consumption, my REM sleep, my “possible eye and hair color” and the “likelihood” that my “neanderthal” relatives tended to have less “back hair” is an insult.  $200 for this?  Really?

I had read on Facebook that people were not only complaining that the tests were taking too long to process, but that the results were skewed.  Unfortunately, I did not read this until I had already submitted the sample.

As for my ancestry-Ancestry.com did a much better job of it.  And I have a lot more matches there for possible relatives.

I doubt I can be refunded.  Buyer beware.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Jessica Adam says:

    I wondered about them. I’d heard mixed reviews. I’m sorry that happened to you.


    1. glutenfreelady says:

      Thanks. Me too.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. DaisyWillows says:

    Never heard of this but it sounds dodgy. Best to get a more face to face and closer to home method 🙂 xxxxx


    1. glutenfreelady says:

      I was tested for celiac but it came back negative. I was hoping a DNA test would be more definitive. I feel cheated.


  3. Archon's Den says:

    I had asked for a 23andme kit, as a present, but received an Ancestry.ca kit instead, which I am about to submit. Perhaps I am better off. 🙂


    1. glutenfreelady says:

      You most definitely are. If you have not done a family tree you should do so. Look for ancestor name matches in DNA not just cousin matches. We are all related to some degree.


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