Biogenetic Services, Inc

DNA Genotyping, Genetic Identity and Parentage Analyses of Animals

How to initiate a DNA Genotype Assay

  1. Click Here to View and Print an Order Form. An order form includes a packing slip and sample shipping instructions.
  2. Mail the completed form(s), sample(s), and payment information to Biogenetic Services, Inc.

Note: The ordering documents require Adobe Acrobat Reader® for viewing and printing.

If you have any questions about the order forms, sample collection and mailing, or testing services, please contact Biogenetic Services, Inc.

About DNA Genotype Assays of Animals

Biogenetic Services, Inc. uses PCR/SSR, EST, SNP, and RFLP based methods to fingerprint (genotype) individuals. The genotypic information is used for genetic identification, parentage analysis, and forensic analysis. The genotype information is also useful for tracing specific animals to finished meat products, pedigree analysis, selection and breeding programs, animal registration and protection of proprietary property.

Application of DNA Animal Identity Analyses

  • Establish an appropriate multilocus genotype to identify each individual animal.
  • Determine susceptibility to disease such as scrapie in sheep, BSE (Mad Cow Disease) in cattle, and TSE/CWD (Cronic Wasting Disease) in Elk.
  • Establish DNA pedigrees for use in long term genetic improvement programs.
  • Resolve pedigree and ownership disputes.
  • Trace animal commodities and products from source (e.g. farm, packing plant, butcher shop, etc.) to packaged food product (e.g. steaks, roasts, etc.) on the shelf.
  • Confirm parentage (paternity/maternity). Verify sires in out of sight matings or multi-sire situations.
  • Insure maximum value by purebred or specific commodity and/or product verification.
  • Establish multilocus genotype databases for use in forensic investigations and tracing animals and products.

Biogenetic Services, Inc. provides short and long term storage (archiving) of DNA, whole blood, dried blood (*FTA and TEGO blood cards preferred), semen and other types of tissue samples. The samples are archived in anticipation of additional future testing. Animal species that can currently be analyzed (genotyped, fingerprinted, profiled) using DNA markers (RFLP, PCR/SSR/EST/SNP).

Animal Species:

  • Antelope
  • Bear
  • Birds (most)
  • Bison (buffalo)
  • Bovine (cattle)
  • Canine (dog)
  • Caprine (goat)
  • Catfish
  • Chimpanzee
  • Cirvid (deer)
  • Equine (horse)
  • Cirvid (elk)
  • Feline (cat)
  • Human (Homo sapiens)
  • Llama
  • Mountain Lion
  • Ovine (sheep)
  • Porcine (pig)
  • Wild Rabbit
  • Salmon
  • Trout
  • Zebrafish

Contact us to obtain TEGO Blood Cards and current prices including shipping costs.

To obtain further information about our molecular genetic screening, diagnostics, and GMO / GEP / Transgenic testing and Human Identity Genetics testing services and prices, contact:

Biogenetic Services, Inc.  -  1321 6th Street  -  Brookings, South Dakota 57006
Phone (605) 697-8500 - Fax (605) 697-8507 - Toll Free 1-800-423-4163 - Email info@biogeneticservices.com

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