Paw Print Genetics will ship a collection kit containing three of our preferred swabs directly to you if you are ordering from within the United States or Canada. Swabs shipped from Paw Print Genetics are pre-labeled with all of the relevant information for each dog, conveniently providing you with appropriate sample identification and sample tracking.International Clients
Paw Print Genetics accepts cheek swabs purchased from a variety of venders so long as they meet the following criteria:
- A minimum of three swabs per dog.
- Swabs have a cotton, polyester, nylon or brush-type (histobrush or cytobrush) tip.
- The swab is not contained in transport or sterile media.
Although we have successfully extracted sufficient DNA from a variety of the most common, commercially available collection kits, there is a risk that certain swab types which have not been validated by our laboratory will perform poorly and may require a new sample.
We recommend viewing the Paw Print Genetics dog swabbing guide prior to swabbing your dog.
In addition to the tips provided here, you can refer to our article Tips on Collecting a Swab Sample or watch our instructional video (see above).