DNA Sampling and Shipping Instructions
ALL CONTRIBUTIONS ARE STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL – ALL CATS CAN PARTICIPATE!
Different research projects sometimes require slightly different samples for proper analysis. Most sampling for cat studies includes the collection of DNA samples using a Q-tip for a buccal swab and the submission of the cats’ pedigree. At other times, other types of samples are requested. The information and links on this page will help clarify the samples needed and how to collect and ship the samples to the laboratory. Most buccal swab samples do not need any special shipping requirements, but a Letter to US Customs can be helpful, especially when using carrier services (DHL, Fedex, TNT), as these are often safer and faster means of shipment.
1. Complete a submission form
Send samples directly to the Lyons laboratory using this Submission Form
2. Send samples to Lyons’ Den Shipping Address
Leslie A. Lyons, PhD
Department of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery
College of Veterinary Medicine
E109 Vet Med Building, 1600 E. Rollins St.
University of Missouri – Columbia
Columbia, MO 65211
Lab Phone: 01 573 884 2287 Lab e-mail: email@example.com
DNA Collection Instructions
Examples of collection can be seen in these two videos (video 1 and video 2).
Both cytological brushes or Q-tips (cotton swabs) can be used.