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 red deer, the following microsatellite markers are reported:

FCB5
CELJP15
TGLA94
BM4107
CELJP23
CELB9
BMC1009
T26
CELJP38
FCB193
OarCP026
BM888
BM6506
BM203
BL42
T108b
IRBP

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

Species