I, and a couple of other family members (mother and brother), am considering doing the AncestryDNA test offered by ancestry.com. We have come across two potential fourth cousins online. My great-great-grandfather and their great-great-grandfathers may have been brothers - one brother (Walter) stayed in Ireland and two others Michael and Thomas emigrated to Pittsburgh PA. We think the DNA test may be helpful in establishing if we are indeed related. These potential fourth cousins (one descended from Michael, the other from Thomas) have both done the AncestryDNA test. So that's why we are also considering that one over 23andMe or FTDNA.
The question is how best to order the test kit. The AncestryDNA kit is £99 + £20 postage (total abt €163) through the UK site. This is more than twice the cost in the US where it's now available for $79 (abt €72) on the US site (using code freeshipdna for free shipping):
Of course the US kit would have to be ordered to an US address and forwarded to me here. Wondering if the two kits are identical. Are all samples processed at the same lab? Would the included pre-addressed, postage-paid box cover postage from Ireland/UK? or would there be a problem with sending a saliva sample?
Would love to hear other's experience of using this test and whether you ordered test kit from UK or US.