Why establish cat paternity with a DNA test?
A cat paternity test is carried out by comparing the DNA profiles of the mother and father to that of their offspring to confirm with certainty the relationships. There are several uses for such a test including the following:
- Ensure that you are purchasing a cat with a DNA-certified pedigree
- Offer your customers the guarantee of a DNA-certified pedigree
- Eliminate doubts that your litter may have multiple fathers
Cost of our Cat Parentage Test
The cat parentage test is offered at €144 this includes a sample of the mother, father (tomcat) and 1 offspring. Naturally, one can test more than one offspring at the same time, and more than one father can be included in the same test. There will be a cost for testing any additional cats.
Note: The sample of the mother must be included as this can assist to obtain a more accurate test result. When we have the sample of the mother, we can easily eliminate her share of genetic inheritance.
How is the cat parentage test carried out?
Carrying out a cat parentage test is very simple and straightforward. DNA samples are collected by means of oral swabs that are rubbed in the inside of the mouth of each cat participating in the test. Upon ordering your test, EasyDNA will send you a Cat DNA sample collection kit containing all that is required to carry out your test. Thanks to our kit, you will NOT incur expensive veterinary fees, or draw blood samples to carry out your test, which might cause unnecessary stress on your cat. Once collected, the DNA samples need to be sent back to the laboratory for testing.
Your cat parentage test results will be sent to you by email in 7 to 10 working days from receipt of samples. You will be advised if the parentage of the tomcat is confirmed as being the biological father of the offspring. This is also described as being an ‘inclusion’. In cases where the tomcat is not found to be the father of the offspring, he is ‘excluded’ as being the biological father of the cat being tested. The results of the cat DNA Paternity Test are highly accurate and use an ISAG standard 15-DNA marker panel.
You also select to receive the result in an official format issued by the laboratory for a nominal fee of €35.
You can order the Cat Paternity DNA test directly from our website. If you require further information regarding this test, please contact our Customer Service or email us directly.
Other Cat Testing Services Available
We offer a number of other tests for cats including our CatCheck Feline Genetic Disease DNA Test which is one of the most comprehensive genetic screening tests available in the market to date and our Cat Intolerance Test (Premium) which seeks to confirm sensitives of your cat to various food, environmental, and artificial allergens. Check our complete list of Cat DNA testing to find out more about your pet.