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Animal genetics laboratory

The Animal Genetics Laboratory provides parental and identity controls for different animal species, mainly horsesdogs  and pigs using DNA profiles. We also offer DNA testing for a number of genetic disorders and traits, found in horses and dogs.


Information from the laboratory


Genetic test for SPAID
The test is for the dog breed Shar Pei. The Animal Genetics Laboratory now accepts buccal swabs for SPAID testing. The cost of the test is 900 SEK per dog, incl VAT (previous price SEK 1350). Please note that, for adult dogs, we prefer blood samples if possible. Read here about sampling, import permission and ordering buccal swabs.


The Animal Genetics Laboratory will be closed for Staff Training on December 3


Information for Christmas and New Year
To get your test results before Christmas, your sample must have arrived to the Animal Genetics Laboratory no later than November 25.

23/12 2021 the Animal Genetics Laboratory is closed.

7/1 2022 the Animal Genetics Laboratory is closed.


Limited staff

Our staff is limited from July 12 to August 16 2021. during week 31, August 2 - 8 2021 the laboratory is closed.


Dear Customer,

The current situation caused by COVID-19 has led to increased demand for laboratory materials. This means that our suppliers cannot always provide us with the necessary material and that your results may unfortunately be delayed.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience during this time.​​


Closed for vacation week 31

The animal genetics laboratory is closed for vaction during week 31, 2 - 8 august 2021.


Information about coronavirus (covid-19)

The Anmal Genetics Laboratory is available as usual. We follow the recommendations and decision made by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and post any changes on our website.


From September 1 2019, the Animal Genetics Laboratory will start using payment in advance for all genetic tests and paternity control.

Payment should be made prior to any service rendered and (goods) delivered.

Please make bank transfer to the following bank account. Note that a payment reference (670 Horse or 670 Dog) is mandatory. Please state the name of the animal.

  • Name of account holder: Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet
  • Account number (IBAN): SE92 1200 0000 0128 1011 9104
  • Bank address: Norrmalmstorg 1, 111 46 Stockholm, Sweden

For questions, please contact hgenlab@slu.se


Tel: +46(0)18-67 28 04, Phone hours: mon-fri 10-11 am
E-mail: hgenlab@slu.se
Fax: +46(0)18-67 28 48

To send in hair samples from horse

When sending horse hair samples for analysis you need to order sampling material and fill in a form.

Published: 14 May 2020 - Page editor: natalie.von.der.lehr@slu.se

Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics

Head of department: Lotta Rydhmer
Deputy head of department: Tomas Bergström

Postal address: SLU, Dept. of Animal Breeding ang Genetics, PO Box 7023, S-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden

Visiting address: Ulls väg 26

All contact informations you can find here