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Available DNA Tests for Dogs and Cats


DNA Parentage Test (Code: C101)

TEST DESCRIPTION

Every individual animal has its own unique DNA fingerprint, which includes the combination of genetic materials (microsatellites) that come from each parent. Micro satellite variations of the dog are compared to those of the presumed parents. Animal parentage testing usually can be done for the following reasons:

  1. Positive identification of the animal
  2. Registration of a new animal with a animal club
  3. Verification of the actual parentage of the animal
  4. Tracing blood lines or pedigrees
  5. Tracing stolen animals

DNA Test

Usually, the parentage DNA test is done on three different samples: from sire, dam and puppy. In cases where the sample from the dam is not available, a dog parentage DNA test can be done only on two samples: from the sire and the puppy. Since in the same litter it is possible to have puppies from different sires, we recomment testing several puppies from the same litter for each tested sire.This is not a breed determination test!

TEST IS AVAILABLE FOR THE FOLLOWING BREEDS
Afghan Hound
Airdale Terrier
Any Cat Breed
Any Dog Breed
Australian Shepherd
Basenji
Belgian Shepherd
Border Collie
Briard
Brittany Spaniel
Bull Terrier
Cairn Terrier
Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Chinese Shar-Pei
Cocker Spaniel
Collie (Rough)
Collie (Smooth)
Curly-coated Retriever
Dachshund
Dalmatian
Dandie Dinmont Terrier
Doberman Pinscher
English Cocker Spaniel
English Setter
English Springer Spaniel
Eurasier
Field Spaniel
Flat-coated Retriever
French Bulldog
German Longhaired Pointer
German Shepherd
German Shorthaired Pointer
German Wirehaired Pointer
Golden Retriever
Great Dane
Greyhound
Irish Setter
Italian Greyhound
Japanese Chin
Labrador Retriever
Large Munsterlander
Lhaso Apso
Lowchen
Malinois
Miniature Pinscher
Miniature Poodle
Miniature Schnauzer
Newfoundland
Pointer
Pomeranian
Portuguese Water Dog
Pudelpointer
Pug
Saluki
Shetland Sheepdog
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Standard Poodle
Tervuren
Toy Fox Terrier
Toy Poodle
West Highland White Terrier
Whippet
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
Yorkshire terrier
PRICING
$48 US per animal
$48 CDN per animal (subject to HST - Canadian residents only)

SAMPLES
The following sample(s) can be submitted for the testing:
1. Blood sample in a lavender (EDTA) tube.
2. Cheek swabs.
REPORTING RESULTS
Test results are usually available in 10 business days from the moment the samples arrive at the laboratory. Test results can be reported by e-mail, fax, or by phone.