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Feline DNA Collection 

It is compulsory  the cat DNA submission by filling the ONLINE FORM

1.      BLOOD SAMPLE

The best choice: it provides good quality and quantity of DNA and allows sample storage in the Feline Genome Bank

0,5 ml of blood in EDTA test tube.

Storage temperature: +5 °C/ +8°C (in the fridge)
 

2.     BUCCAL SWABS

By CYTOBRUSH (in pharmacy) or Cotton swabs


Scrub the cheek and gums with energy 3-4 times in the right and repeat in the left side. This operation does not bring pain to the cat

3 buccal swabs or 5 cotton swabs are required.

Let dry them for 15 minutes


Caution:

- Never touch with bare hands the part of buccal swabs that you use for sampling.

- Bad sampling could give false results

Policy

I)  Cytobrush are preferred as cotton swabs provide not repetitive, inconstant, often impure amount of DNA

If the Buccal swab sample is not sufficient, an additional sample may be required.  Cytobrush and Cotton swab samples are a less reliable source of DNA and a fee may be charged for repeated trials on additional cytobrush or cotton swabs in the case of a test failure.

 

II) Vetogene warrants its test results to be accurate for the samples arrived in the Laboratory, as identified by the on-line submission forms.

 

For all cases you can send the sample by courier or post office.

Is required to attach:

-         printed form

-         copy of payment

the form must be filled, printed, stamped, signed by veterinary and owner