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    LIVING DNA 1 SWAB OR 2????

    Hi everyone,

    I bought a living dna kit, and it was delivered today...I have a query, is it supposed to have 1 swab or 2 swabs in them? I have looked online and even on YouTube videos and some places seem to indicate there is 1 swab, others indicate there is 2 swabs (1 for each cheek)...my kit has 1 swab in it

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    i think i had 1 swab.
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    I think that they used to give two swabs but they only give one now.
    Ancestry: Ireland (Paper trail ≅ 81.25% Roscommon, 12.5% Galway, 6.25% Mayo)
    Y-DNA (P) ancestor (Y): Kelly b. c1830 in Co. Roscommon (Uí Maine)
    mtDNA (P) ancestor: Fleming b. c1831 in Co. Roscommon
    mtDNA (M) ancestor: McDermott b. c1814 in Co. Roscommon
    mtDNA Great grandfather: Connella b. c1798 in Co. Roscommon (T2a1a8)
    Y-DNA 2x great grandfather: Higgins b. c1816 in Co. Roscommon (R-DF109)
    Y-DNA 3x great grandfather: Fleming b. c1829 in Co. Roscommon (R-Z23534)

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    Quote Originally Posted by FionnSneachta View Post
    I think that they used to give two swabs but they only give one now.
    True. I was in the first wave (ordered October 2016) and received two swabs. However two subsequent kits for siblings (April & November 2017) contained only one. Interestingly, the first one for the siblings had to be redone because the sample quality wasn't good enough and a second kit was sent.
    Genealogy on 16 great great grandparents:
    Scottish 37.5%
    English 25.0%
    Latvian 25.0%
    Cornish 12.5%

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    Six family members have tested since April 2017 and all kits had just one swab. I have seen earlier videos with two swabs.
     
    Estimated ancestry after reviewing Ancestry.com, 23&Me, FTDNA My Origins, Living DNA and known family history:
    33% English, 27% Scottish, 18% Welsh, 18% Irish, 4% German/Netherlands

    Y-DNA leads to Isle of Skye, Scottish Highlands: R1b>M343>L278>L754>L389>P297>M269>L23>L51>L151/L11>P312>Z290>L21/M529>DF13>L513/DF1>S5668>A7>Z21253> S7834 > S7828 > BY11203 > BY11186 (about 320-550 years old)

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    Quote Originally Posted by estevard View Post
    True. I was in the first wave (ordered October 2016) and received two swabs. However two subsequent kits for siblings (April & November 2017) contained only one. Interestingly, the first one for the siblings had to be redone because the sample quality wasn't good enough and a second kit was sent.
    I ordered in January 2017 and received two swabs. For me, it worked out well that I was sent two swabs since my first swab tested failed. I think that the reason they gave for only providing one swab was that the test rarely failed with one swab so it saves them money to only send out one swab.
    Ancestry: Ireland (Paper trail ≅ 81.25% Roscommon, 12.5% Galway, 6.25% Mayo)
    Y-DNA (P) ancestor (Y): Kelly b. c1830 in Co. Roscommon (Uí Maine)
    mtDNA (P) ancestor: Fleming b. c1831 in Co. Roscommon
    mtDNA (M) ancestor: McDermott b. c1814 in Co. Roscommon
    mtDNA Great grandfather: Connella b. c1798 in Co. Roscommon (T2a1a8)
    Y-DNA 2x great grandfather: Higgins b. c1816 in Co. Roscommon (R-DF109)
    Y-DNA 3x great grandfather: Fleming b. c1829 in Co. Roscommon (R-Z23534)

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    Thanks everyone, it's good to know I'm not the only one who had one swab in my kit,

    I have done the swab and mailed it back to Living DNA today so I am eagerly awaiting the results, and I'm interested to see how it will compare to My Heritage results 😊

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    Fionnsneachta oh no!!, what causes the swabs to fail? Did they say?..I hope that doesn't happen to mine

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    I've ordered four (one for myself and three for relatives) and they all only had one swab. None of them failed though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curious Vee View Post
    Fionnsneachta oh no!!, what causes the swabs to fail? Did they say?..I hope that doesn't happen to mine
    They said: I'm very sorry but your sample generated a "Low Call Rate" delay. What this means is that even our advanced laboratory technologies have not been able to read your DNA well enough to allow statistical testing to be accurately carried out. This occurs for approximately 1 out of 1000 samples and is due to insufficient or low quality DNA material.

    It's very unlikely that your swab would fail. Even if it did, they'd just send out another swab. It only caused a two week delay for me. What bothered me more was their response. I sent them an email on 13th May 2017 when my results were due. They replied, "You should have received an email from us alerting you of this around of 21/MAY/2017, please check your spam and bin folders if you did not receive this email in your inbox".

    Basically, they were saying that I should have received an email about it in the future which made about as much sense at the time as it does now. Suffice it to say, they never sent me an email to me about it before I contacted them. I haven't seen anyone else ever have this issue so it looks like they just had a slip when it came to my kit and they were only starting out at that stage. It also wasn't a case that I would need to do another swab since I had provided two so not informing didn't cause any delay.
    Ancestry: Ireland (Paper trail ≅ 81.25% Roscommon, 12.5% Galway, 6.25% Mayo)
    Y-DNA (P) ancestor (Y): Kelly b. c1830 in Co. Roscommon (Uí Maine)
    mtDNA (P) ancestor: Fleming b. c1831 in Co. Roscommon
    mtDNA (M) ancestor: McDermott b. c1814 in Co. Roscommon
    mtDNA Great grandfather: Connella b. c1798 in Co. Roscommon (T2a1a8)
    Y-DNA 2x great grandfather: Higgins b. c1816 in Co. Roscommon (R-DF109)
    Y-DNA 3x great grandfather: Fleming b. c1829 in Co. Roscommon (R-Z23534)

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