How to use your Alter® Swab

Welcome to Alter

One swab unlocks everything your DNA has to say about you.

Three simple steps

  1. 1. Swab it

    Rotate and swirl the swab against one side then the other side of your cheek 10 times. Make sure not to eat, drink, or vape before you swab.

  2. 2. Seal It

    Place the swab in its case. Then register your swab with its 4 digit verification code. Scan the QR code provided or go to Register to complete your registration.

  3. 3. Send it

    Place the swab in its larger case. Place the case in the pre-paid envelope. Send the envelope in, and you’ll have insights from Alter back in no time. Remember to send the envelope in as soon as possible to ensure accurate results.

Have questions? We have answers.

What will I learn from the Alter DNA test?

How is DNA relevant to my health, fitness, stress and nutrition?

Will I receive guidance or assistance in interpreting the results?

How is this different from other DNA tests?

Do you ever share my results with third parties?

How do I collect my sample?

Why do I need to register my kit?

Do I have to pay for shipping?

Where is my sample processed?

How quickly do I need to return my sample?

My swab tip is slightly yellow - is it suitable for use?

How old do I have to be before I can take the test?

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Privacy & Security

Your DNA privacy is our utmost priority. We employ rigorous security measures to ensure your data remains confidential and protected throughout your journey with Alter.

Do I have control over my genetic information?

Is my DNA data secure?

Can I delete my DNA from your system?

Will my DNA be used for research?

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