A variety of animal DNA tests can be used by professional breeders, veterinarians and any pet owner interested in getting to know more about the genetic heritage/ parentage or health of their pet.
Our animal parentage test allows you to establish in a definitive manner the true parentage of your animal. By means of this test, animal breeders and animal owners have the first truly scientific manner of establishing the pedigree of an animal with an accuracy of 99.99%. Results in 7 working days.
The Science Behind the Animal Paternity Test
Our animal Paternity Test is a quick and easy way to accurately determine the parentage of an animal, by measuring DNA markers. Each animal has 2 alleles at each DNA marker (loci), one of which is inherited from the dam (mother) and the other from the sire (father). Our test uses a profile of 16 genetic markers or loci, and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology to accurately determine parentage.
Testing of the sire, the dam, and the progeny (puppy) is included in the price of $198 and, when all three are tested, we can confirm parentage with a probability of more than 99.99%.
How to Collect DNA Samples
The Animal Paternity Test uses simple and painless cheek swabs to collect a DNA sample. This can be safely obtained from animals of any age, including new-born or nursing pups. If the puppies are nursing, please separate them from their mother for about an hour before collecting samples, to ensure they do not have milk in their mouth when you swab them.
It is important that all animals to be tested do not eat or drink anything for an hour prior to taking the swabs, or have contact with any toys or bones used by other animals, to reduce the chance of cross-contamination.
To collect the sample, hold your animal's head firmly in place and use the sterile mouth swabs provided by us. The kit also includes full instructions, along with registration forms for you to complete before returning the swabs to us for testing.
Animal Paternity Test Results
Once we have analysed the DNA profiles, an email will be sent to you, containing a parentage report, confirming the result for each puppy (and/or sire) that has been tested.
If the result in the report states that parentage qualifies, this means that both the father and mother matched the baby at all DNA markers.
If the result states that parentage does not qualify (inclusion of the dam but the sire is excluded), then the mother matched the baby, but the sire does not, and is therefore not the father.