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Special Notice DNA Testing

Due to COVID-19 and staffing issues at Neogen, we are experiencing increased turnaround times at the lab for DNA results. Once samples are received at Neogen, DNA testing may take approximately 5-7 weeks to complete.  Please communicate any deadlines you may be working with to ASA DNA staff, as we continue to have close communication with the lab and ensure you receive your DNA results as quickly as possible. If you need a kit, the expedited shipping option is recommended.
ASA's DNA Department would like to send out two reminders to the membership.
1.) For research samples only, members should only provide two parent options (sire and dam) when testing is requested. Alternate parents must be supplied after the initial results are available on Herdbook. This simplifies the process and allows ASA's team to work through requests more efficiently. For regular DNA testing, alternate parents should still be supplied when testing is requested.
2.) DNA research fees are $1/minute. Each case is unique, so estimating the final charge is difficult. If there are a significant number of animals not qualifying to a parent(s), please reach out to the DNA Department to discuss a rough estimate of time and cost.

 Challenging Times 
As with many businesses, ASA is not currently fully-staffed.  We have dedicated employees who will assist you in as expedient manner as possible; however, response and turn-around for completion of work may be longer than you normally experience.  At times you may experience delays in reaching us by phone.  If possible, please email your requests to: for registration and data collection, and for DNA. Please be patient and courteous when contacting and working with staff.  

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