Dear friends and colleagues!

ZOOGEN Veterinary Genetics Center has moved to new address: 194156, St. Petersburg, Zelenogorskaya st. 4.

Email addresses and phone numbers for communication remain unchanged!

Due to the large number of samples received after the holidays, there may be delays in their registration for 2-3 days

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause

No special skills or materials required.
Can be carried out in a home or exhibition environment.
Before collecting biomaterial, it is necessary to prepare:
  • Three cotton buds.
  • One biomaterial paper bag (the bag can be folded from a blank sheet of paper).
  • A copy of the pedigree (not necessary).
  • Filled Referral to genetic research.
  • Postal envelope.
Preparing
To prevent
contamination
of the material with foreign
DNA do not
interact with
other animals
during the procedure.
If you plan
to take material from
other animals -
wash your hands before
each new
take.
  1. Make sure the animal has not eaten or been in contact with other animals for at least the past 30 minutes.
  2. For puppies and kittens at least two hours before taking the biomaterial, breastfeeding should be excluded. It is recommended to rinse the mouth with water (for convenience, you can use a syringe without a needle).

  1. Complete a referral for genetic research
  2. Sign the name of the animal on the biomaterial bag.
    Do not allow any animals to come into contact with the cotton swabs.
  3. Take a cotton swab by one end. Avoid touching the opposite end of the stick to your hands and surrounding objects.
  4. Support the animal's head with one hand. With your other hand, insert the free end of a cotton swab into the space between the inner cheek and gum.
  5. Within 10 seconds, back and forth, rotating a cotton swab, collect the epithelial cells from the inner side of the cheek. Avoid getting too much saliva on the stick.
  6. Cut the end of the stick with scissors or break it off along the waist (if available), which you were holding with your hand, place the stick in a paper bag.
  7. Repeat the process with two other cotton swabs.
  8. All sticks should be folded into one paper bag, the envelope should be sealed.

Sending
Shipping in
sealed
cellophane
packaging
is not allowed!
  1. Include in a postal envelope:
    • completed referral for genetic research,
    • a copy of the pedigree,
    • paper envelope with chopsticks.
  2. Seal the mailing envelope.
  3. Send the envelope by post or courier to:
    194156, Russia, Saint Petersburg, Zelenogorskaya st. 4, ZOOGEN LLC
    (for courier: phone +7 (812) 994-41-24)
    When sending a letter, they may sometimes be asked to indicate the name of the recipient - Andrey Yora (senior administrator).
    or give it to an employee of the ZOOGEN Center for Veterinary Genetics.
  4. PAYMENT: When an order is received in ZOOGEN, it is taken into operation immediately, and you will receive a notification by e-mail about the registration of the order with a number. You can pay for your order in the Payment section by specifying the order numbers and the amount.