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.

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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. Additionally, a variant in the amelogenin gene (AME) is genotyped to determine sex (reported as YX for males and X for females). A parentage analyst then reviews the results, ensures the sex matches what is expected, and sends the final report. If a listed parent or parents are excluded, or sex does not match what is expected, additional analysis is performed, including retesting of samples and the possible use of additional DNA markers to confirm the exclusion.

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Price

$40 one test per animal

Turnaround Time
At least 15 business days; may be delayed beyond 15 business days if sample requires additional testing, or a new sample is requested.
Additional Details

In donkeys, the following markers are reported:

AHT4
AHT5
AME
ASB2
ASB17
ASB23
HMS2
HMS3
HMS6
HMS7
HTG4
HTG10
LEX3
LEX33
VHL20

Type of Sample

Species