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. The markers reported include the 12 ISAG-recommended markers for cattle. Genotypes follow the international nomenclature standard for cattle.

A DNA profile of cattle-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

$30 one test per animal

Additional Details

In cattle, the following microsatellite markers are reported:

BM1818
RM006
RM067
SPS115
TGLA53
TGLA122
TGLA126
TGLA227
BM1824
BM2113
BRR
CYP21
ETH003
ETH10
ETH225
INRA23

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

Species