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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


The Animal Genetics Laboratory will be closed for holiday from July 25th to 29th. To get your test result before our holiday, we must receive your sample no later than July 1st.


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.


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.​​


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