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Basepaws Breed + Health Cat DNA Test

What's included in a Basepaws Breed + Health Cat DNA test?

Each Basepaws DNA test includes a single, sterile cheek swab with stabilizing liquid, a biohazard specimen bag, and detailed instructions inside the box for proper sample collection. If the biohazard specimen bag is missing, you can simply use a plas

How long does it take?

Our normal processing time for the Basepaws Breed + Health Test is 4-6 weeks from the time the sample arrives at our laboratory, barring any issues. Please keep in mind that some pet samples may need a bit more time to process, but if this is the cas

Which updates are included in the Breed + Health DNA test for Cats?

Please keep in mind that this information is currently only relevant for Basepaws Breed + Health Tests for Cats:. Included: Breeds. The Basepaws Breed + Health DNA Tests come with free breed updates for life as we add more breeds to our reports, and

Will this test confirm that my cat is pedigree?

Our breed testing is mainly geared towards mixed-breed, non-pedigree, domestic cats to determine the breeds that your cat is most similar to genetically. Please know that we are NOT a breed verification test, so we do not determine pedigree (or pureb

How do you test for my pet’s genetic breed relationships?

Take a read over our e-books to learn exactly how we've conducted our testing. We test by comparing your pet’s genetic DNA sample to our pedigreed pet database, as well as to all the other pet samples which we’ve received. Not all breeds are included

When will more cat breeds be added to the Basepaws report?

At Basepaws, we know how important it is to you to get to know your cat—inside and out! We get asked a lot about the cat breed profiles provided in our digital report, so we’d like to explain more about our process and why it can take time before we’

What are feline genetic markers?

The Basepaws Cat Breed + Health DNA test screens for 114 genetic markers – 50 genetic trait markers and 64 genetic health markers – which reside in unique regions of a pet’s DNA. If we think of DNA as a long road, then genetic markers are the signpos