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 sheep, the following microsatellite markers are reported:

OarCP49
INRA005
MAF65
SPS113
McM527
D5S2
INRA023
OarFCB11
OarAE129
OarFCB304
INRA063
MAF214
CSRD247
HSC
OarFCB20

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

Species