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Parentage, identity test

It is particularly important and desirable with breeding animals to verify their identity and parentage. For this purpose, a DNA profile is created from the animal, which is unique and unmistakable for each individuum. This profile can be obtained from all kinds of tissue including animal products such as meat and milk or even after the death of the animal. Short, repeated DNA sequences, known as microsatellites, are determined for this so called "genetic fingerprint". In parentage analyses, the genetic information of the offspring is compared with that of the putative parents. The characteristics of the offspring/test individual must always consist of half of the characteristics of the mother and half of the characteristics of the father, otherwise the parentage must be denied. We use microsatellite panels advised by ISAG (International Society for Animal Genetics, To ensure a permanent high-quality standard and broad comparability, our laboratory regularly participates in proficiency tests and comparative analyses. Those DNA profiles are internationally standardized, and therefore comparable worldwide.

Important Documents

For the proper submission please follow the link:

pdfOrder form paternity testing and additional analyses goat

A guidance to accepted sample types can be found here:

pdfSample requirements guidance

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We are accredited according to the internationally accepted standard DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018 by the German accreditation body DAkkS.
The accreditation applies to the test methods listed in the certificate as well as in the accreditation area of the flexibilized test procedures.

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Agrobiogen GmbH
Larezhausen 3
86567 Hilgertshausen

Phone: +49 (0) 8250-92790-40

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