Have you checked out our short video tutorial on how to properly collect a hair sample for DNA testing? Check it out at http://www.simmental.org/site/index.php/how-to-pull-hair-samples.There is also a set of printed instructions that gets mailed out with each DNA kit. Here is a summary of the printed instructions.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR COLLECTION HAIR ROOT SAMPLE(S)
Check the tattoo/tag in the ear of the animal. Make sure tattoo/tag in ear matches the information on the hair collector form.
For optimal results, Geneseek recommends to pull a pencil thickness of hair (25-40 follicles) from the switch of the animal’s tail making sure the root bulbs are clearly visible. Please ensure that the collected hair is dry and free of dirt, dung, and plant material. Do not pull hair from other areas of the body, as it may not produce the follicles necessary for testing. Place sample in hair collector card and insert card in to sealed plastic bag.
Verify barcode on hair collector card matches ASA paperwork.
Place hair collector card in to the plastic bag provided and mail with ASA generated paperwork in enclosed self-addressed envelope to:
4131 N. 48th St
LINCOLN, NE 68504
*Do not enclose payment to Geneseek, ASA will bill your account once testing has been completed.
Place sample and ASA generated paperwork in to the self-addressed envelope and mail to the lab(see photo). Once testing is complete the lab will report results to ASA, ASA uploads results to database and notifies the member who submitted the sample. Questions? Email email@example.com.