Created in Collaboration With the VGL Parentage/Genetic Marker Report

Quick Summary

This DNA-based parentage test uses microsatellite marker analysis to compare the DNA profile of an offspring to the profiles of possible parents.

A DNA profile of species-specific microsatellite markers is obtained from the offspring, potential dam, and potential sire(s), and parentage analysis is performed using this data. In this process, a computer program compares the DNA profile of the offspring to the profiles of the presumed parents. Candidate sires and dams may either qualify or be excluded as parents based on whether they share microsatellite marker alleles with the offspring. A parentage analyst then reviews the results and sends the final report. If a listed parent or parents are excluded, additional analysis is performed, including retesting of samples and the possible use of additional DNA markers to confirm the exclusion.

You can read more about the process of DNA parentage analysis HERE.

Price

$40 one test per animal

Additional Details

In beefalo, the following microsatellite markers are reported:

INRA23
BM5004
SPS113
BM1818
INRA107
FCB304
BRR
MAF209
BL42
ILSTS005
TGLA227
CSSM36
TGLA94
MGTG4B
ILSTS008
FCB193
CSSM42

Turnaround Time
2-6 business days (if additional testing not required)
Type of Sample

Species