There is an extensive range of genetic tests available covering a large number of breeds, therefore the test you require might not be listed. If this is the case, please feel free to contact us. The testing techniques used implements the latest advances in molecular biology to provide reliable, accurate and precise results.
How does it work?
Please order your required testing kits and we will make arrangements to deliver your testing kit to you via Royal Mail. It comes with instructions and a submission form. After taking the sample, you then need to take the package to the post office to be weighed and the correct postage applied.
The minimum age for Genetic testing is 3 weeks old. It is very important, that puppies do not drink from the mother for a minimum of 2 hours before taking the swab.
For all of the tests we require a buccal swab (internal cheek sweep swab). To avoid contamination with DNA of other sources, the animal shouldn’t be fed for a minimum of 2 hours before taking the swab. In the morning before eating is ideal time. Please ensure when taking the swab that you apply firm pressure to the inside of the cheek for about 20 seconds to ensure that enough cells are collected. It is not possible to perform a genetic test if there is not enough DNA on the swab, if there is insufficient DNA on the swab, no refund will be given and the test will have to be purchased again.
Turnaround is 2-3 weeks from receipt of the sample.
Puppies can be tested from 3 weeks old