SAMPLING INSTRUCTIONS

The test kit includes:

Three buccal swabs Four barcode stickers with the dog’s unique MyDogDNA® number A sampling form A return envelope

Follow these instructions:

ACTIVATE THE TEST KIT –
Go to http://www.mydogdna.com/start to activate the test kit. At the end of the activation, you will receive an activation code. Write the code on the sampling form and write your dog’s name on the barcode stickers. Fill in the sampling form.

 

  LABORATORY CAN ONLY PROCESS ACTIVATED TEST KITS  

 

  THE DOG’S MOUTH SHOULD BE KEPT CLEAN
AND THE DOG SHOULDN’T BE FED PRIOR TO SAMPLE TAKING  

COLLECT THE SAMPLE –

An official sample must be taken by a veterinarian. The veterinarian should confirm the dog’s identity by checking the microchip and writing it down on the sampling form.

How to take a buccal cell DNA sample:

  • Open the swab sleeve carefully. Do not discard the sleeve! Swabs will be placed back in the original package.  Avoid touching the brush tip of the swab.

  • Obtain cheek cells by firmly rolling the bristle end between the cheek and gums for about 15 seconds. The swab’s color will not change after sampling.

  • Let swab air dry for 5 minutes.  Wet swabs are susceptible to contamination.

  • Once dry, place the swabs back in their original packages and close them with a barcode sticker.

 

SHIP THE SAMPLES TO GENOSCOPER LABORATORIES – 

You will be notified by email as soon as the results are ready. The results will be available in the dog’s MyDogDNA profile in 4 – 6 weeks from the date the samples arrive at the laboratory.

 

Contact us to find out more: info@mydogdna.com

Mailing Address:

Street Address
(for express mail such as TNT, FEDEX, DHL):

Genoscoper
PL 1040
00251 Helsinki

Genoscoper
Tukholmankatu 8
00290 Helsinki