COVID-19: We are still open and testing during the COVID-19 outbreak.
We might be little slower than usual at times.
A DNA profile
There are a number of reasons to get a DNA profile for your dog. The most common one is to confirm your dog's parentage. A second reason to get a DNA profile is to have a way to prove your dog's identity in cases of loss or theft of the dog (or their pups).
Parentage verification is done using DNA profiles from the parent(s) and the offspring. DNA profiles from some other laboratories can be used for parentage verification, but you will need to provide a full copy of the report rather than a DNA number. The profile will need to be STR-based rather than SNP-based.
Siblings can't be used for parentage verification.
DBS will be progressively moving from STR-based parentage profiles to a composite STR and SNP profile.
Gene or region and technical reference
Gene: various (marker). Reference: 2017 ISAG Workshop Report
Panels: groups of tests that are often ordered together
This test is not in any panels.