If you’re getting ready to do some DNA testing on animals, here are the instructions on how to request a DNA kit from ASA.
#1 – Gather information on the animal. If the animal is registered, provide ASA with a registration number. If the animal is unregistered the following information is needed to generate a DNA kit/paperwork: animal tattoo, sex, sire and dam’s registration numbers. NOTE: If you wish to run a GGP-HD/GGP-LD panel on the animal it MUST be registered/on file with ASA prior to requesting a DNA kit.
#2 – Call/email/fax ASA to request a DNA kit. Indicate whether you wish to have a blood blotter card(lab prefers) or hair collector card(additional $3.00/animal fee) mailed out. You may use the DNA kit request form located on www.simmental.org, fill out and send to ASA. ASA will then generate/mail out your DNA kit.
Office – 406.587.4531 Email – firstname.lastname@example.org Fax – 406.587.9301
The mailed kit will include a blood blotter/hair collector card*, instructions and a self-addressed envelope with the lab’s address.
*NOTE: If you already have a hair/blood collector card on hand, contact ASA and provide the barcode on the card, along with information from #1. Paperwork will be generated and either emailed/faxed, with a standard 24-hour turnaround.
#3 – Indicate testing to be completed on sample:
- GGP-HD*(includes parent verification(PV) and diluter) $90.00
*required on all AI sires and Donor Dams
- GGP-LD(includes parent verification(PV) and diluter) $50.00
-recommended for herd sires and replacement heifers
- Parent Verification(PV) $30.00
-required on purchased embryos or when the applicant on the registration is not associated with the owner of the donor dam
- Genetic Defects $25.00/each
- Horned/Polled $50.00
- Coat Color(homozygous black) $20.00
- Red Charlie(RC) – $7.00
- Diluter(silver diluter) $20.00
- Oculocutaneous Hypopigmentation(OH) – $25.00
- BVD-PI $5.00
Bundling discounts apply if you request the following testing at the same time:
- GGP-HD, Horned/Polled, Coat Color – $135.00 ($25.00 discount applied to account once all results completed).
- GGP-LD, Horned/Polled, Coat Color – $100.00 ($20.00 discount applied to account once all results completed).
- Parent Verification, Horned/Polled, Coat Color – $90.00 ($10.00 discount applied to account once all results completed).
#4 – Once you receive your DNA Kit, collect the sample and mail it, along with the ASA paperwork, to GeneSeek, Inc., 4131 N. 48th St., Lincoln, NE 68504.