UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Genetics Laboratory

Feline DNA Collection

The cat DNA submission form with instructions, pricing and a place to tape the cotton swabs is printed from your home computer after signing up for a MyVGL account. DNA test kits are no longer mailed.

Purchase regular household cotton swabs for cat DNA collection.

Person buying cotton swabs

The cotton swabs can be purchased at a pharmacy or drug store.

Picture of Pharmacy

Use both ends of the two cotton swabs for a total of four swabs.

Picture showing customer needs to use both ends of a cotton swab for sampling

Collect the DNA sample by swabbing the cheek and gums of the cat.

Picture of person swabbing a cats cheek and gums with a cotton swab

After swabbing the cheek and gums tape the cotton swabs to the bar-coded submission form printed from your MyVGL account.

Picture of MyVGL cat submission form with cotton swabs attached


Veterinary Genetics Laboratory, Tel 530-752-2211, Email VGL