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Order online

  1. Read about our tests or call us to decide what tests are appropriate for your animal.

  2. Fill in your details and your animals' details in the order form. You can get different tests for each animal if you want. You will be emailed an individualised sample ID sheet for every animal you are testing.

  3. Pay for your testing. We accept credit card payments via VISA and Mastercard, PayPal, bank transfers and cheques.

Take samples

Wash or use wipes to clean your hands before every animal!

Horses: pull a small clump of 20-40 hairs from the mane or tail of your horse or pony. DNA is in the hair roots, so make sure that the hairs have roots on them. The hair sample should be sent in a clean ziplock bag or paper envelope labeled with the sample ID for that animal.

Goats: Choose a clean, dry part of the animal that has coarse hairs (i.e. tail or chest) to pull out a small hair sample. Aim for 20-40 hair roots. DNA is in the hair roots, so make sure that the hairs have roots on them. The hair sample should be sent in a clean dry ziplock bag or paper envelope labeled with the sample ID for that animal.

Dogs: using a clean cotton-tip, collect skin cells from inside your dog's mouth. Gently rub the cotton tip on their gums and inside cheeks for at least 30 seconds. The cheek swab should be sent in a clean paper envelope once it has been allowed to dry. Dry the sample by leaving the cheek swab inside the envelope with the envelope propped open for at least a few hours. Don't use a ziplock bag because this will trap moisture. Label the envelope with the sample ID for that animal.

Send us your samples

Post your samples to the lab. Our postal address is:

40 Boronia St
Redfern NSW 2016
AUSTRALIA

We will also remind you of the address by putting it in the email you get when you order.

Ordering from outside Australia

Horses: Australia has extremely tight quarantine restrictions. We accept samples from the following countries (in alphabetical order): Argentina, Austria, Belgium, British Honduras, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Chile, Cook Islands, Cyprus, Denmark, Fiji, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Greenland, The Netherlands, Iceland, Republic of Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vanuatu and Falkland Islands.

Hair samples cannot be accepted from horses that have an infectious disease.

Samples from outside Australia should be labelled as being "For in vitro use only".

Goats: orders from outside Australia are not currently accepted.

Dogs: orders from outside Australia are not currently accepted.