The Canine Parentage test is a molecular test designed to provide accurate parentage testing for canines. This test compares the DNA of a puppy to its dam and potential sire, resulting in proof of linage.
Optimised for use with dog blood and/or cheek swab samples, this test is performed locally at Gribbles Veterinary Pathology, giving you a faster TAT and making the process simple and easy.
EDTA tube blood sample (200uL minimum) and / or buccal swab (dry swab).
EDTA tube or Dry Swab
1. Clean sampling area with ethanol wipes and allow region to dry.
2. Using standard blood sampling practice, collect blood from sample. NB: Ear capillary collection can be performed.
3. Transfer 200uL (approximately 4-5 drops) minimum of blood into 0.5mL EDTA tubes.
4. Label sample ‘Sire’, ‘Dam’ or ‘Offspring’ where appropriate. In the case of single animal, leave blank.
5. Transport at room temperature.
1. Remove dry swab from container aseptically.
2. Using a dry swab, gently rub swab against the buccal (cheek) region inside canine’s mouth for approximately 5 seconds. Transfer dry swab back into container.
3. Label sample ‘Sire’, ‘Dam’ or ‘Offspring’ where appropriate. In the case of single animal, leave blank.
4. Transport at room temperature.