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For more information on collecting samples, ordering DNA tests, timelines, interpreting results, etc., read our “Down to the Genes” articles.

 

Report results from an outside lab

DNA tests for simple traits and genetic conditions can be done outside of ASA.  In order for the results to be added on Herdbook, members can forward official results (including registration numbers) from the lab to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Results without registration numbers will experience delays.

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Phone: 406-587-4531 

 

Tissue Sampling Units (TSU) can be requested through ASA by phone/email. TSU kits come in bundles of 10 sampling units.  

Click here for more information on ordering TSU.

 

How To Collect Samples

Collecting Blood and TSU Samples

Collecting Hair Samples

 

 

Abnormalities

Genetic Abnormality Reporting Form

Phone ASA immediately to report the incident and take multiple photos of the affected calf. Then fill out this  form and mail/email/fax to ASA.

 

 

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Down to the Genes Series

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DNA Samples With No Paperwork Are Guaranteed to Delay Genomically-enhanced EPDs

June 06, 2019 DNA
By Rachel Endecott Imagine this scenario: you plan to send DNA samples in on a group of animals for a genomic panel because you wish to get genomically-enhanced EPDs (GE-EPDs) on those animals. You contact ASA’s DNA Department and receive your paperwork to send with the samples. But then you remember those two additional samples in your office you’ve collected but haven’t gotten tested yet…surely…
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