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When you submit a DNA sample on your animal along with ASA paperwork to GeneSeek Inc., this is the sequence of events you can expect, following your sample submission.
The lab starts one test run a week for ASA. Samples must arrive by Tuesday at noon to be sorted and ready for a lab technician to “punch” the card on Wednesday afternoon. Punching is a process where the root bulbs are extracted from the hair collector card or blood sample from the blood collector card. Once the punching process is completed, the samples are sorted by requested testing and begin processing.
Depending on the testing requested on an animal(s), you can see below the expected time line for results to be reported. If you have selected multiple tests, they will be reported at different times based upon when the results become available to ASA for viewing. Once uploaded to the database, your account is invoiced the fee(s) associated with the testing that was done.
Results Time Line
Note: Keep in mind these are all estimated time frames. There is no guarantee results will be returned with in these time frames.
These estimates are all from the point the animal enters in to test. Keep in mind that each week only one sample run is initiated for ASA and that is on Wednesday afternoons or Thursday mornings.
GGP-HD – The high density panel is a 3-4 week turnaround minimum. Parent Verification(PV) is completed on each GGP-HD sample submission. The PV will be uploaded first to the database and an invoice for $45.00 is charged to the account. The second step is uploading the GGP-HD results to the database and then an invoice of $45.00 for the second half fees is sent out.
Parent Verification(PV) – PV is usually reported two weeks after the start date. Results are forwarded to ASA on Thursday evenings or Friday mornings each week. Once PV has been uploaded to the database an invoice of $45.00 is billed to the account.
Horned/Polled – This test is usually one of the quickest turnarounds, 10-14 days. Once horned/polled has been uploaded to the database an invoice of $50.00 is billed to the account and if the animal is in the ASA database, results will appear on the animal record under the animal’s name on a pedigree display.
Coat Color – This test is typically a 10-14 day turnaround, however, has been known to go in to the 21 day mark, especially during busy season(November-February).
Once coat color has been uploaded to the database an invoice of $20.00 is billed to the account and if the animal is in the ASA database results appear on the animal record under the animal’s name on a pedigree display.
Dilutor – This test is typically a 10-14 day turnaround. At the present time, dilutor results are not viewable in the database. An invoice of $20.00 is billed to the account.
Genetic Defect Testing – A typical turnaround for AM, CA, DD and OS is 10-14 days. NH, TH and PHA tend to take a little longer, leaning more toward 14-21 days. Once a genetic defect result has been uploaded to the database an invoice of $25.00 is billed to the account and if the animal is in the ASA database results will appear on the animal record under the animal’s TraitTrac.
BVD-PI – This test is typically a 10 day turnaround. At the present time, BVD-PI results are not viewable in the database. An invoice of $5.00 is billed to the account.
If you have an email address on your account, we email a copy of your results to you in pdf format as an attachment. If you do not have an email on the account, we mail a copy of the results to you on each animal. See graphics for examples of result letters. If you have any questions please email email@example.com or call our office at 406.587.4531.