Submitted by boadicea on Wed, 2015-07-08 08:13

I sent my 23andMe sample back about 6 weeks ago.  I received an email this morning telling me that the analysis was unsuccessful - seemingly, not enough DNA in the saliva.  I do get the chance of a second try though.I’m so disappointed!  In fact, I’m surprised at how disappointed I am!  I suppose I’m doubtful about the second attempt – I did everything exactly as instructed the first time, because I tend to be a bit obsessive about such things.  It says that the majority of the cell analysis is from white blood cells found naturally in saliva, not by epithelial cells.  Perhaps I’m lacking white blood cells?Besides the need to look further at methylation issues, I think I was also rather intrigued to learn a bit more from the ancestry info (which they still give in the UK).  More intrigued than I’d realised, I guess, given the disappointment I’m feeling.It would have been lovely for just one thing to be simple and straightforward and go as planned – for a change! If it wasn’t for the fact that I’ve already got results from the Yasko Methylation testing (which was from blood), I’d be wondering now whether I’m human at all, or perhaps just a large blob of bacteria!

Image removed. sorry to hear that you're a reject Boadicea! Better luck with the next sample but that leaves you in limbo for another while. It is worth waiting for and hopefully the information will help you towards better health. Patience!  Irene

Hey Boadicea is not a reject at all. I am sure there must be at least one microbiologist about that would admit to having heard of samples getting lost; results getting lost and all sorts of cock-ups. I am sure that hospitals and GP practices are well used to it (they are on Vega anyway).

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(I can't resist this:) Bo, you go on the question being human ... well I would question whether being human really is such a good thing. These days, people are just too ready to make planetist comments.

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Ok, on your next go, I suggest that plenty of cheek cells are scooped into the sample too. You don’t need to be as cheeky as me to do that either.

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Good luck,

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V.

Hey Bo ...

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Don't leave us!

They say the grass is always greener on the other side ... but in reality, it isn't. I bet they haven't even got grass on Vega. Don't be taken in by what that vegan tells you. I know you like the Sun ... well have you seen that Vegan's picture? Just look at the colour on him/it! He's a pale as a porcelain plate. By the looks of thing, he'll need a lot more that 5,000 IUs of vitamin D a day (bit of iron & folic acid wouldn't go amiss either).

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No, Bo, you stay here with us!

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G.

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