PawPeds DNA registration

This is how you get DNA-results for your cat into the PawPeds database:
  1. Make sure the cat’s pedigree is sent to the pedigree registrar. See information under «Send in
    » for your breed on the website.
  2. Forward the original email with the complete report from the lab, in PDF-format.
  3. If you do not have the original DNA-report, but only a paper copy, then scan the complete paper
    report as PDF in one document. Include this in your email as attachment. Please do not send
    blurry mobile photos or tiny screenshots. If you have to use an image format, make sure it is large
    and clear and easily readable.
  4. Use one email per cat for simplicity to avoid delays. Sometimes we have to ask for further
    information, and it is a lot easier to process the other cats if in separate emails.
  5. If you have several DNA-results for the same cat, then for simplicity send to all DNA registrar
    addresses at once for your breed, and include all the DNA-results as attachment.
  6. ID verification: Some labs confirm in their reports if the samples are ID verified by a veterinary:
    Genindexe, Langford. If you have verified results from a lab that does not write this in their
    reports, then also include in the same email for your cat’s results the signed and stamped report
    from your veterinary who did the sampling.

Did you know:
When both parents have negative N/N results registered, then all offspring in that combination are
automatically «Negative as per parents».


How to DNA-test your cat:

If you wish to DNA-test your cat for known disorder mutations in the breed, there are several
laboratories that do such testing.

Normally you order a testkit online and pay for the analysis online. The laboratory then sends you
the test kit and forms you need. Some labs let you download the forms directly from their website.
Fill in the forms before you bring to your veterinary for sampling. Please use the complete
pedigree name for the cat, the correct registration number and the complete ID microchip number
in the form.

In order to have a verified DNA-result, sampling must be done by a veterinary and the cat’s ID
microchip number controlled and verified on the submission form. The veterinary will submit the
signed and stamped forms with the sample. Most labs include a description of the procedure in
their forms.
Most laboratories accept cheek swabs (cytobrush, Q-tips etc) and will send you test kits when you
order. Many laboratories also accept EDTA blood samples. Both are equally reliable for DNA-
extraction and analysis.

When you buy a test online it is also possible to do the swabbing yourself at home, privately. If you
submit results that are done privately and without veterinary ID verification, then the results will
be marked «ID not verified».
Some quality laboratories – there will also be others:
  • Antagene (FR)
  • Genindexe (FR)
  • Laboklin/Labogena (DE)
  • Langford (UK)
  • VGL/UC Davis (US)
  • VHL/Dr Van Haeringen/CombiBreed (NL, BE)
  • WisdomPanel/MyCatDNA/Optimal Selection (US)


DNA-testing by breed


DNA health programmes Breeds

There are multiple other mutations one can test, that don’t have a health programme or registration.