Samples for Igenity Canine VDD-GNA are easy to collect at home and can be submitted to the lab for dogs of any age. Results are returned via e-mail in 2-3 weeks from the time the samples are received at the lab. Various methods of sample collection work well based on the timing of testing:
Blood cards are a great method of sample collection to be used on entire litter during tail docking procedures early in life. Make sure to have plenty of blood cards on hand when a new litter is born and follow the sample collection instructions closely maintaining a clean environment.
Bristle swabs are a good option for collecting cheek cells from dogs at any age. Dogs must be held off food for 30 minutes prior to sample collection, including nursing pups.
Blood tubes collected for biobanking can also serve as a sample for Igenity Canine VDD-GNA testing. Simply include a submission form for Igenity Canine VDD-GNA along with your veterinarian certified biobanking form from the breedwarden. These can often be acquired from your local veterinarian.
Canine bristle swab kit
Individual bristle swabs
Individual blood cards
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Supplies for sample collection can be ordered prior to when you expect a new litter of pups. Contact us to order by phone, most major credit cards are accepted for payment.