In many species, looking at an individual does not reveal the sex. In e.g. birds, males and females show no differences that may be used to identify the sex of a bird. Sex determination is based on a DNA test, in which the sex chromosomes (X, Y in animals and humans and W, Z in birds) are visualized. The DNA test reveals the sex of most species.
Test specific information
For most species the sex remains the same during life.
The turn-around-time of a test depends to a large extent on the logistics of sample transportation to the laboratory. After receiving the sample at the test location, you can normally expect the result within 10 working days. A longer delivery time applies to tests carried out by a Partner Lab.
Location of disease or trait
All cells with a nucleus contain the same sexchromosomes.
For this test samples from all breeds are accepted.
For this DNA test we accept the following materials: Feather, Blood EDTA, Blood Heparin, Tissue. Please contact Dr. Van Haeringen Laboratorium if you wish to submit other material as listed.
The result of a sex determination shows, which sex an animal has.
The sex is inherited via sex chromosomes.
Severity of Disease
Sex determination is no disease.