Order a DNA test for your animal by following the steps below.
1. Test of interest
Identify a test of interest. If you have multiple samples or are interested in multiple tests, contact us about possible discounts.
2. Sample collection method
Decide which sample collection method you would like to use. Print off the Sample Collection and Shipping Instruction form, or order free Buccal Swab or Hair Sample Collection and Shipping Kits through our Contact Form. We will also accept swabs sourced elsewhere (please note that Q-tip type cotton swabs are not appropriate). Sample collection by a veterinarian may be required for certain registries to accept the results.
3. Print off & fill out
Print off and fill out one Combined Client Information & Sample Submission Form for each set of samples that will be shipped. Each combined form has space for information on one owner and two animals. For more than two animals, additional Sample Submission and Order Forms may be printed off separately. More Client Information Forms may also be printed off separately. If a veterinarian is collecting the samples, have them enter the appropriate information and sign and stamp the form.
4. Collect sample
Collect sample(s) and mail to CAG.
When the samples have been received, CAG will start processing them immediately. An email with a preliminary invoice and choice of payment methods will be sent to the individual indicated on the Order Form. Each client will be assigned an individual CAG-Client number. When inquiring about results or ordering tests in the future, please refer to this number. Each animal will also be assigned a CAG-Animal number to facilitate future testing on that animal.
Most tests take approximately 7-10 days to complete, but rush orders may be possible for a small fee. Upon receipt of full payment, the results will be sent as pdf to the party indicated on the Order Form. If a Certificate has been ordered, it will be issued at this time. CAG will also send the results to a registry if this has been requested on the Sample Submission & Order Form.