The only equipment you need is a GeneMark Allflex applicator gun and some GeneMark Allflex punch kits. Each punch kit contains 10 tissue sampling units (TSUs).
Please ensure you order wet tissue sampling units (TSU). Wet TSU’s contain a liquid preservative that help stabilise the DNA from the time of sampling to the time of testing – giving us the best chance to get a DNA profile from your animal’s sample.
Using the applicator gun is as simple as using an ear tagger — no special skills required.
Store the samples in your fridge until you're ready to courier them to our laboratory. We even supply the courier bag.
See Collecting the tissue samples for DNA parentage testing for a step-by-step guide to how to collect, store and courier tissue samples.
Include a completed TSU Sample Submission Form. Use a new submission form for each group of animals you test and for each LIC participant code you want to be charged to.
TSU Sample Submission Form
For more information on how to sample your animals safely and effectively, see:
Guide to using the GeneMark Allflex applicator gun and the GeneMark Allflex tissue punches
For details on maintaining your applicator gun or fixing common issues, see:
Allflex applicator maintenance & troubleshooting guide
Order sampling equipment
You can order sampling equipment by:
- calling 0800 GENEMARK (0800436362)
- completing the Allflex applicator and punch order form
- contacting your local LIC rep.
GeneMark account for whole herd parentage testing
You must have a GeneMark account to carry out whole herd parentage testing. Complete, sign and send us the GeneMark Whole Herd Account Application Form to get you started on whole herd DNA parentage testing.
GeneMark Whole Herd Account Application Form