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DNA Sample Collection

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How do I swab my cat's mouth well for a successful DNA test?

There's no better time to swab your kitty than when his or her mouth is completely rid of food/water particles. It doesn't matter the time of day as long as your kitty has a clean mouth! Your kitty can lick, chew, or bite the swab, so you may touch t

How long are the test kits viable?

The test kits will remain viable for 2 years unopened and 1 year after the sample is actually taken from the cat. Concerns about temperature during shipping:. We have shipped our test kits all over the world for several years now. Luckily, we have no

There seems to be food on the swab, is my pet's sample ruined?

Not exactly! If you feed your pet cooked food, whether that is kibble or wet food, we should be able to work around some mild contamination. In that case, we normally recommend sending in the sample, it may very well be completely fine! If we happen