Instructions for DNA Genotyping
(October 21, 2014)
1. Order a DNA Kit
a. The application for a DNA kit can be found here http://www.clrc.ca/Dnatestkitapp.pdf
b. The kit application may be mailed to CLRC, sent by fax to 613-731-0704 or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org .
c. Payment of the DNA fee must accompany your kit application. Please refer to the current schedule of fees, which can be found at http://www.clrc.ca/FeeSchedules.shtml
d. If submitted by fax or e-mail, payment must be by credit card. Please provide your credit card number, expiry date and the name on the card. In the case of e-mail, your credit card number should be split into two and sent in separate e-mails for security reasons.
e. Please do not submit the DNA sample with the application.
f. The kit may be returned to you by mail, fax or e-mail. Please be sure to provide your choice of shipping.
2. Submitting a DNA sample to the lab
a. Instructions are provided with the DNA kit on how to obtain an acceptable DNA sample from your animal. Genserve Labs has provided the following instructions for obtaining a hair sample http://www.clrc.ca/DNA%20Hair%20Sample%20Collection%20Guidelines.pdf or a blood sample http://www.clrc.ca/DNA%20Blood%20Sample%20Collection%20Guidelines.pdf. Genserve Labs is used by most Canadian cattle associations but your association may be using another lab. Your kit will advise you of the correct lab.
b. Submit your DNA sample with the DNA kit to the lab using the address provided.
IMPORTANT CHANGES REGARDING DNA TESTING
(June 11, 2014) **Please note that this bulletin only applies to Quantum (Genserve) customers, which excludes horse breeds other than Warmbloods.
All breeders who use the services of Genserve Laboratories Inc. (now owned by Quantum Genetix) are asked to note the following changes regarding applying for DNA testing.
- Genserve Laboratories Inc. will no longer be accepting hair samples that are not accompanied by a test application form that has been prepared by CLRC. Breeders are advised that they must now obtain a DNA test kit from CLRC and then send that with the hair samples to Genserve. If this is not done, the samples will not be processed. To request a DNA test kit, you may:
a) Download, complete and submit the DNA Kit Request form click here.; or
b) Call or e-mail CLRC with the details about the animal for which the kit is requested
If the test kit is needed quickly, the printed application form can be e-mailed to you and then you can put the hair samples in a plain envelope on which you have written the animal’s name, sex, birth date and identification and mail the envelope and the application form to Genserve.
2. Please note the new address for Genserve Laboratories Inc. as follows:
Genserve Laboratories Inc.
101-110 Research Drive
Your attention to these matters will help to have your samples tested in a timely manner.
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