How to take DNA Samples
For specific sampling instructions please click on the sample types below to see our guides. It is the responsibility of the submitter to ensure all samples meet the requirements of Genomnz.
Ensure that enough information is written on all samples so that they can be related back to the animal information on your submission form.
Samples are often destroyed during the extraction process and Genomnz will only store the DNA from samples until testing is complete after which time it may be destroyed. If you require samples/DNA stored for use in the future please ensure that you contact Genomnz to talk through your requirements.
If you require any further information about sample types or sampling procedures please do not hesitate to contact us.
Genomnz is moving to ear tissue punch sampling as the primary method for all testing. Currently the only provider of a suitable ear tissue sample collector is Allflex but it is likely that there will be other suitable products in the near future. The Allflex product is called a TSU (tissue sampling unit) and can …
easiTrace™ samplers can be used for sheep, cattle, alpaca, and goat. They are good to use for animals that are too young to pull hair from or if the hair is too fine. All that is required is a drop of blood blotted onto a piece of filter paper. The paper contains preservatives that allow the samples to be stored at room temperature.