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PooPrints research and development team continues to explore genetic science in a state-of-the-art laboratory capable of creating canine DNA profiles and DNA matching.
Would you like to take a tour to our laboratories to ensure the scope of our operations, feel free to contact us at info@PooPrintsFlorida.com so we can arrange a trip for you
South Florida Orders and Product Support contact BioPet Labratories
6727 Baum Drive, Knoxville TN 37919
Phone: (865) 546-2862
Fax: (865) 971-1969
Toll Free: (866) 883-7389
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Electronic pipettes, analytical balances, reagent cold storage, etc. must pass maintenance, yearly calibration, and certification from an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited outside provider. Considered the industry gold standard in medium to high throughput in genetic analysis, our Applied Biosystems/ThermoFisher 3730 DNA Analyzer is also certified yearly by an AB service engineer.
Our laboratory analyst must complete training, evaluation, and on-going proficiency testing in each category before moving on to analyze our customer samples.
These standards allow BioPet Laboratories to offer precise and reproducible DNA fragment analysis.
To begin PooPrints analysis, we extract genomic DNA and use microsatellite (STR) fragment analysis to establish genotypes of 15 loci (each with 2 possible alleles) plus a gender marker. In reference, the FBI core panel for its CODIS database consist of 13 loci plus a gender marker (1). Our 15 loci, each with hundreds of allele combinations, give us the high probability of producing a unique genetic ‘fingerprint’ from any sample type – buccal swab, feces, tissue, semen, etc.
A genotype yielded from a waste sample is simply compared to all buccal swab genotypes from that property. For a Match to be resulted, the genotypes MUST completely match on every available allele with no discrepancy. For this reason, a false positive match is extremely unlikely.
BioPet’s statistics are calculated from a population of over 15,000 individual dogs with unique genetic profiles. This allows us to accurately predict the allele frequency, genotype frequency, and thus profile frequency. For every Match, there is a probability based on the profile frequency within the population. This will determine the likelihood that another matching genotype exists in addition to the reported match. This should not be confused with the idea that another dog matches instead of the reported match.
In all of our calculations, these probabilities are upwards of 1 in 850,000,000,000 chance that another dog matches in addition to the reported match.