SAMPLING INSTRUCTIONS

The test kit includes:

Three buccal swabs Four barcode stickers with the dog’s unique MyDogDNA® number A sampling form A return envelope

Follow these instructions:

ACTIVATE THE TEST KIT –
 
Go to http://www.mydogdna.com/start to activate the test kit. Fill in the sampling form. At the end of the activation, you will receive an activation code. Write the code on the sampling form and write your dog’s name on the barcode stickers. Place one barcode sticker on the sampling form.

 

  LABORATORY CAN PROCESS ONLY ACTIVATED TEST KITS  

 

  THE DOG’S MOUTH SHOULD BE KEPT CLEAN
AND THE DOG SHOULDN’T BE FED PRIOR TO SAMPLE TAKING  

COLLECT THE SAMPLE –

An official sample must be taken by a veterinarian. The veterinarian checks the dog’s microchip and writes it down on the sampling form.
How to take a buccal cell DNA sample:

  • The swab will be placed in the original package after sampling, so open the package carefully and save it. Don’t touch the brush tip of the swab.

  • Brush the buccal surface firmly for about 15 seconds. The color of the swab will not change after sampling.

  • The brush shouldn’t be left wet from saliva. Air-dry the swabs for at least 15 minutes. This step is important because wet swabs are susceptible to contamination.

  • Place the dry swabs back in their original packages and close them with tape. Mark each package with a barcode sticker.

 

SHIP THE SAMPLES TO GENOSCOPER LABORATORIES – 

You will be notified by email as soon as the results are ready. The results will be available in the dog’s MyDogDNA profile in 4 – 6 weeks from the date the samples have arrived at the laboratory.

 

Contact us to find out more: info@mydogdna.com

Mailing Address:

Street Address
(for express mail such as TNT, FEDEX, DHL):

Genoscoper
PL 1040
00251 Helsinki

Genoscoper
Tukholmankatu 8
00290 Helsinki