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Breed + Health DNA Test

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How long does it take?

For cat DNA and Dental results, our normal processing time is 4-6 weeks from the time the sample arrives at our laboratory, barring any issues. Please keep in mind that some kitties' 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?

Included: Breeds. Basepaws Breed + Health DNA Tests come with free breed updates for life as we add more breeds to our reports, and as we add more pedigree samples to our database. Basepaws currently tests for 21 cat breed types and 4 breed regions a

Will this test confirm that my cat is a pedigree cat?

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 cat’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 cat’s genetic DNA sample to our pedigreed cat database, as well as to all the other cat samples which we’ve received. Not all breeds are included

What can my cat’s health markers tell me?

The Basepaws 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 cat’s DNA. If we think of DNA as a road, genetic markers are the signposts that “mark”

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’