Sampling Procedures

Sampling Procedures

For all DNA profiling and parentage, and any other tests of choice, a sample kit is available along with an order form for the range of services.

The hair is placed between the sheets of a hair collection card, which should be requested from the Society’s Stoneleigh office.  The hair collection card and animal details sheet are supplied along with clear and simple instructions.

Please note hairs should be collected by plucking (NOT cutting) hairs from the animal’s tail. These are preferable to hairs from the neck as the root follicles are bigger.  Approximately 20-30 hairs are required. 

All samples should to be sent to the Society’s Leamington Spa office.