Various DNA tests are available to determine the presence of specific animal species in food. For each requested species a dedicated DNA test is performed. This combination package contains seven DNA tests for the species types: Horse, Pig, Cattle, Chicken, Turkey, Sheep and Goat.
Test specific information
The test results will show the relative percentage of the requested animal species. It is not possible to indicate the mass percentage of the requested animal species.
The method is based on a kit, which was validated by the supplier to operate at a detection limit of 0.01%.
The Turnaround Time (TAT) depends on various factors, such as the shipment time of your sample to the test location, the test method(s) and whether the tests are performed completely or partially by a Partner Lab or Patent owner.
The TAT of tests performed at our facilities is normally 10 working days after receipt of the sample at the testing laboratory (VHL, VHP or Certagen). For tests performed by a Partner Laboratory (so-called "partner lab test") or patent owner, the TAT is at least 20 working days after receipt of your sample. Because the shipment time to our Partner Labs or patent owner may vary due to factors we cannot influence, the mentioned 20 working days are therefore an estimate.
Sometimes it is necessary to re-run your sample. We call this a retest. In that case, the TAT will of course be extended.
Location of disease or trait
For this test samples from all breeds are accepted.
For this DNA test we accept the following materials: Meat (raw or processed). Please contact Dr. Van Haeringen Laboratorium if you wish to submit other material as listed.
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Severity of Disease