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DNA Sequencing

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Sample Collection

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Accounts and Registration

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Why should I buy a feline Basepaws DNA test?

Thank you for being here, we're so glad that you would like to learn more about Basepaws!. Home-based, health-focused genetic testing is important now more than ever. DNA information opens up a new world of knowledge, health, personality, and additio

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

What are genetic markers?

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 pet’s DNA. If we think of DNA as a long road, then genetic markers are the signposts a

Can I see an example of the cat DNA Report?

Of course! Click this link to view an example of the Basepaws Breed + Health Cat DNA report for pet parents.

I just got my kit- what do I do now?

Paw-some! Now that you have your pet's test kit in hand, please read the following instructions carefully:. 1. Create a Basepaws account at 2. Add a pet profile. 3. Register the kit's barcode ID number to the existin