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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

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, and some

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

Which updates are included in the DNA report?

There are 60+ official cat breeds, and Basepaws customers will see their report change over time to include all of them. Each new breed update - for months and years to come - will be added to your report at no additional cost. New health markers and

Are health marker updates included in the Breed + Health DNA test?

New health and trait markers will be offered to our early adopting cat parents for an additional cost. Please see section "New Health and Trait Markers" for more information. We recently developed a new panel of health and trait markers for cats, whi

What can my cat’s health markers tell me?

Having your cat’s DNA tested can show you potential threats to their health, many which can be addressed sooner rather than later. The Basepaws DNA report provides cat owners with results related to 43 genetic disorders that are represented by 65 hea