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New Canine Test
Animal Genetics offers new assay for Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (NCL) in Golden Retrievers. Please visit NCLGR for more information.

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Animal Genetics offers new assay for Susceptibility to Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD). Please visit IVDD for more information.

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New Canine Test
Animal Genetics offers new assay for Dermatomyositis in dogs. Please visit Dermatomyositis - DMS for more information.

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Animal Genetics will begin offering PRA-prcd testing. Please visit PRA-prcd For more information.

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Avian Test
Performance test available for Pigeons. Please see LDHA-1

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Test available for Horses. Please see Hoof Wall Separation Disease (HWSD)

Submitting Bird Samples for Testing

To submit a sample for testing please download the test submission form and carefully enter the requested information. If you have any questions or require assistance, please e-mail or call Animal Genetics UK and speak to one of our customer service representatives. You may also visit our bird FAQ page where answers to many common questions can be found.


For a complete list of services and costs please go to Avian Fee Schedule Pounds.

Sample Collection Instructions:

Use caution when collecting samples: clean nail clippers between each bird; try to avoid touching the circle on the card or the end of the swab where the blood will be placed.


Disease Testing: Please refer to each individual disease for specific information on sample type, collection and sample submission to Animal Genetics UK.


DNA Sexing: Routine testing can be performed from blood, feather or eggshell samples. Animal Genetics has the world's largest database of avian DNA samples with over 2000 different species of birds from around the world. Please check to see if your bird is listed on our species list.

Download Test Submission Forms

Order Sample Collection Kits:

It is generally not necessary to order sample collection kits for DNA sexing. However, if required, Animal Genetics provides sample collection kits for testing. Please go to Order Collection Kits.


Payment can be made in English Pounds by credit card or electronic transfer. Payment can also be made by cheque in English Pounds to Animal Genetics UK.


As with any genetic test, new mutations may occur in the individual genome that could affect the assay. Sample collection plays a pivotal part in the overall accuracy of the test, so please use caution and follow the instructions carefully.

    Submit a Sample For Testing:

    To submit a sample, download a test submission form at our Downloads page.

  • Mail samples to:
  • Animal Genetics UK,
  • 1 Mount Charles Rd.
  • St. Austell Cornwall, PL25 3LB