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What is DNA sequencing?

DNA sequencing is the process of determining the sequence, or order, of the four bases adenine (A), thymine (T), cytosine (C), and guanine (G). The order of bases tells us the kind of genetic instructions that live within a particular segment of DNA.

What is the difference between DNA and a genome?

Great question! Humans, and all of the members of our beloved pet family, are made up of millions of living cells that include the complete set of genetic instructions that are needed for our growth and development. This complete set of instructions

How much of a cat's genome can you sequence?

We sequence over 300 million nucleotides of your cat’s DNA, which is only a part of the genome! However, if you would like to have your cat’s entire genome sequenced and monitor every base pair, we offer Whole Genome Sequencing as well.

Can you prioritize my cat's sample?

The whole process will inevitably take 4-6 weeks from the time we receive the sample at our lab. In a perfect world, it may take 3.5 weeks at a minimum. When we receive samples at our laboratory, they often arrive in batches, sometimes hundreds at a

What happens after DNA sequencing is completed?

Once your cat's raw sequencing data is downloaded from the server, the data then goes through our analysis pipeline, so we then have a clear idea if all of our internal sequencing data quality and quantity thresholds are met to generate every part of