Many breed registries now require DNA testing to verify animal identity and parentage. If you plan on submitting the results to your dog’s registry, check with them first to establish if you need to have a veterinarian collect the sample to verify the animal’s identity.
The DNA markers are based on the internationally-recognized International Society of Animal Genetics (ISAG) microsatellite testing panel, and can thus be directly compared to results from other laboratories using this panel.
In the CAG Parentage Test, DNA Identity Profiles are generated for each animal submitted, and can be compared in order to establish the kinship between animals. Parents can be confirmed or excluded, which is particularly important when pups are conceived using shipped semen or if there are multiple potential sires to a litter.
Each animal sampled is assigned a unique CAG-animal number, so if you want to have further tests performed in the future, only this number needs to be cited.
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