Once we receive your sample at our lab, it will begin processing. Your dog’s results will be ready for you soon!
After you've activated the swab, the next step is to mail it to us! Once it's been received at our facility, we will scan it and you'll be notified automatically. Processing will begin shortly thereafter we'll keep you updated along the way as well!
Depending on which test, turnaround time can vary:
|Type of Test||Turnaround Time*|
|DNA genotyping||2 - 4 weeks|
|DNA methylation / Age Test||Within 8 weeks|
|Gut Health Test||2 - 3 weeks|
|Oral Health Test||2 - 3 weeks|
* From when your dog's sample is received at our testing facility.
About our process
We thoroughly check every result in our quality assurance pipeline. Embark tests are the most advanced genetic analyses commercially available for dogs at this time. The full process to extract the DNA, identify your dog’s DNA markers, and analyze the results against the extensive Embark database is done in a very deliberate and careful manner.
This is why our test takes longer than other dog DNA tests, but it's important that we provide you with the most information with the best service.
The disease tests that Embark offers are finalized as a result of rigorous scientific analysis of specific mutations determined to meet medical prognostic needs. Although there are no currently accepted laboratory standards and/or regulations that must be achieved in performing various required tests for canine genetic testing, Embark has adopted all relevant human diagnostic standards based on clinical requirements by national or state agencies—including the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA ’88). Embark complies with those requirements as well as the scientific testing requirements to achieve quality products and services that are needed for the canine medical community.
When will I know when my dog's results are ready?
We will email (and/or text message) you as soon as everything is ready, and we provide frequent updates throughout the process at each stage.
To learn more, please see What happens at the Embark lab?