please, always follow the instructions of the laboratory, which are included in the sampling kit
use only the original buccal swab kit distributed by the laboratory or buccal swab kit approved by the laboratory
using a brush thoroughly swab the inner side of the dog´s mouth for at least 10 seconds. Rotate the brush, when swabbing. Try to cover large area of the dog´s inner cheek while brushing.
after sampling the brush should be sent immediately to the laboratory.
General Terms and Conditions
genetic test is ordered by sending the filled request form with a sample taken from your dog to the address of the laboratory - after the sample is received by the laboratory, customer will receive confirmation of their order by email
the accuracy of analysis is >99% from blood, >96% from buccal swabs
results of the test are available usually within two weeks
customer might be asked to repeat the test or to provide a blood sample if the buccal swab does not contain a sufficient amount of DNA for analysis
test result is issued only to the customer, and only after payment has been made. The results are sent by email in pdf, also possible to send a certificate (see request form)
if the genetic test for ridge disposition is performed then the genetic test determines copy number of ridge gene (0/1/2). Laboratory takes no responsibility for ridgeless puppies born in the litter, if the test is used for mating purposes, since we can not exclude hidden mutations / polymorphisms or incomplete penetrance of ridge gene, which might lead to suppression of ridge formation
DNA sample is archived for free in the laboratory. If you do not wish to archive the DNA sample, please, inform the laboratory.