A sample of animal hair. Banner image courtesy of Katy Robertson.

Sample Collection for Genetic Testing

In order to analyze your animal's DNA, the VGL needs you to provide biological samples from each animal you are submitting for testing. The type of sample required, the materials needed for sample collection, and the method for obtaining a sample may vary by species and by test.

Click the tiles below to view instructions by species.


If you are collecting samples for forensic analysis, please click here.