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The AKC is pleased to announce that an enhanced DNA test kit will become available July 2021, utilizing a new and improved way of submitting your canine DNA samples to AKC.

Submitting DNA samples is now simpler than ever. The new AKC DNA kits contain a barcode and an activation code, which customers will enter along with their contact and dog information via an online portal (www.dna.akc.org). No more pen and ink paper forms are required and customers will mail their DNA samples directly to AKC’s lab in Lincoln, NE, greatly improving processing turnaround time.

Also, customers will now automatically receive email notifications of sample status, eliminating guesswork and letting customers know the status of their sample as soon as possible. Results and DNA certificates ordered will still be mailed directly to the customer when processing of the sample is complete.

The current non-barcoded AKC DNA test kits (both prepaid and regular $50 kits) will be phased out in July 2021. Any AKC DNA kits purchased prior to the barcoded kit update will still be accepted for processing. The original procedure of mailing the sample, payment and completed forms directly to AKC DNA Operations will still be required for processing these old-style, non-barcoded kits.
For any questions or for more information, contact dna@akc.org or call 919-816-3508.

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