B931 Sex determination
In many species, looking at an individual does not reveal the sex. In e.g. birds, males and females show no differences that may be used to identify the sex of a bird. Sex determination is based on a DNA test, in which the sex chromosomes (X, Y in animals and humans and W, Z in birds) are visualized. The DNA test reveals the sex of most species.
For most species the sex remains the same during life.
Normally the result can be expected within 15 working days. This turn-around-time starts when both the sample and the fully filled-out and signed submission form have been received.
Location of disease or trait
All cells with a nucleus contain the same sexchromosomes.
For this test samples from all breeds are accepted.
For this DNA test we accept the following materials: Feather, Blood EDTA, Blood Heparin, Tissue.
The result of a sex determination shows, which sex an animal has.
The sex is inherited via sex chromosomes.
Severity of Disease
Sex determination is no disease.