The mission of DNA My Horse is to provide competent, accurate, and reasonably cost breed composition testing for horses.
Accreditation is a method that is utilized all over the world to certify a laboratory's technical competence and capacity to perform accurate and reliable tests.
What is accredited testing and how does it work?
External assessors employ well-established criteria and processes to evaluate a laboratory's technical competence. As you can see from the list below, these elements span a wide range of topics:
- - Expertise, education, and training of essential personnel.
- - Maintaining testing equipment up to date and in working order.
- - The environment in which testing is conducted.
- - The manner in which samples are handled, recorded, and transported throughout the laboratory, including traceability.
- - A quality assurance program for testing and calibration of the equipment.
- Ability to recognize and address problems effectively.
All of the above ensures that a laboratory operates to the necessary standards and is capable of performing dependable and accurate tests on a continuous basis. It's also a way to distinguish between accredited DNA testing laboratories' quality.
You can be confident that all tests processed by DNA My Horse are conducted in a state-of-the-art, professionally accredited laboratory. Our organization has always prioritized having our DNA tests completed to the highest industry standards.
Quality Customer Service
At DNA My Horse, we strive for quality and excellence in both testing and customer service. Our excellent reputation has been built not only on the accuracy and reliability of our DNA testing, but also on the professional manner in which we manage each customer individually. Visit https://dnamyhorse.com/products/horse-dna-breed-test/ to learn more about our test.
Our partner laboratory has processed thousands of samples from over 80 countries around the world. Regardless of where the client is located, our team is dedicated to offering the greatest level of customer service.
ABOUT OUR REPORTS
Our laboratory is an institutional member of the International Society for Animal Genetics (ISAG). We take part in ISAG comparison testing and use standardized nomenclature to describe DNA types.
Two reports from the lab will be sent to you through email after we process your horse's mane sample. The first report is the ancestry/breed report which includes breed assignments. Please note that we do not allocate percentages.
The second report (which is free with the purchase of the DNA horse breed test) is the Horse genotyping report: DNA type (aka DNA profile, aka DNA fingerprint). The DNA type indicates the type of marker used (microsatellites – VHL20; HTG10, etc.) with allele sizes for the markers indicated in letters (VHL20 – PR; HTG10 – LR; AHT5 – KN, and so on). ISAG's defined terminology is used to report DNA types. Parentage verification will be performed if one or both parents are available, and the results will be shown in the report (sire/dam qualification/exclusion).
Uses of genotyping/DNA profiling
In the event that your horse is lost or stolen, equine DNA profiling offers a unique ID. Without supporting evidence of ownership, such as that offered by an equine DNA profile, identifying a horse and verifying that it is yours with full certainty may be difficult.
Breeders occasionally employ DNA profiles to retain the most up-to-date records on the horses they use for breeding. When it's unclear which sire fathered a foal, having a horse DNA profile makes identifying the biological parent much easier.