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I sent my dog’s DNA in a couple months ago, but I was just wondering if the DNA could go bad? I understand that the research and extraction takes time, but could the DNA stay good for a long amount of time?
I am pretty sure the DNA is preserved so that it cannot “go bad”. Unfortunately, I don’t know how they are doing this here, as samples I sent back in August 2017 still say that they’re waiting for DNA extraction….So that sounds like it could go bad? I don’t know.
Hi Irene and Emily, we are using swabs from DNA Genotek which has a purple solution that keeps the DNA stable for years. We are confident in collaborating with them that the DNA will remain stable until sequenced.
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