A DNA profile


There are a number of reasons to get a DNA profile for your goat. The most common one is to confirm your goat's sire and/or dam. This is not a test for breed.

Parentage verification is done using DNA profiles from the parent(s) and the offspring. DNA profiles from other laboratories can be used for parentage verification, but you will need to provide a full copy of the report rather than a DNA number.

Siblings can't be used for parentage verification.

A second reason to get a DNA profile is to have a way to prove your goat's identity in cases of loss or theft. Microchips and tattoos are also used for this purpose.

DNA profiles are also useful if you are investigating infertility and suspect sex reversal. A DNA profile includes markers on the sex chromosomes. Our report will flag results that are inconsistent with the nominated sex.

Gene or region and technical reference

Gene: (marker). Reference: 2017 Workshop Report, ISAG Applied Sheep and Goat Genetics

Reported alleles

Various. Test developed using animal cases.

Panels: groups of tests that are often ordered together

This test is not in any panels.


Order tests

There is a one-off sample processing fee of $40 per animal plus the cost of your tests.

How many animals are you testing? Discount or society code:



$27 A DNA profile

Tests can be in the list more than once when the gene in question has more than one effect. It is OK to select the same test once or more than once, the price is the same.