R205 DNA profile Cattle


Parentage verification is based on the comparison of genetic information from Offspring, Dam and Sire. The basis of parentage verification can be used in many species, including mammals, birds, fish and humans. Sample material such as hair roots, swabs, semen and several other materials can be used for parentage verification. Of each sample, a DNA-profile is established using DNA-markers. The DNA-profile from each sample is stored in a database, and can be presented as barcode. A barcode is unique for an individual.

The process of parentage verification involves a comparison of the genetic information present in an offspring with the DNA present in the possible parents. For a correct parentage, all genetic information in an Offspring must be present in the combination of Dam and Sire. In most parentage verifications, the reliability of the analysis is at least 99,5 percent. In addition to parentage verification, a DNA-profile can be used to verify the identity of an individual. The reliability of such analysis is extremely large, because all genetic information in two samples must be identical.

Test specific information

Please order this test, if you want to order the determination of a DNA-profile only or in case that you need the DNA-profile for a parentage verification case.


Parentage analysis based on DNA can be done at any moment in life. A DNA-profile does not change during life. The assessment of a DNA-profile can be done using virtually every material that includes cellular and nuclear material.

Turn Around Time

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

Parentage verification based on DNA can in principle be performed using any material that contains cells with a nucleus.

Breed dependence

For this test samples from all breeds are accepted.

Sample type

For this DNA test we accept the following materials: Hair, Semen, Blood EDTA, Blood Heparin, Tissue, Swab. Please contact Dr. Van Haeringen Laboratorium if you wish to submit other material as listed.


An animal can be free and has in that situation two healthy alleles. When used in breeding this animal will not become ill due to the disease. It cannot spread the disease in the population.

An animal can be carrier and has in that situation one healthy and one disease allele. When used in breeding 50 percent of the offspring will receive the disease allele. Carriers will not become ill.

An animal can be affected and has in that situation two disease alleles. When used in breeding all offspring will also receive the disease allele. Affected will become ill.


In parentage verification DNA-markers are visualized, in which a DNA-marker has two genetic variants. One genetic variant is paternal in origin, whereas the other genetic variant is maternal. It is possible to assess if any genetic variant is present in an offspring that is not detected in a parent. Visualizing sufficient DNA-markers will provide a good reliability to parentage verification.

Severity of Disease

Parentage verification, kinship analysis and/or control of identity are no disease.

Code R205

DNA profile Cattle

€ 43,09 (excl. VAT)