Embark currently tests for 350+ breeds, 250+ genetic health conditions, and 35+ traits. Learn more here!
Your swab is analyzed at our state-of-the-art, CLIA-certified, dog-approved lab facility. At the lab, we extract your pup's DNA and run it on our custom-built genetics chip, which is a proprietary DNA microarray with over 200,000 markers. This chip produces a detailed view of a dog's genome, which we run through our proprietary bioinformatics pipeline—created by the top dog DNA scientists in the world.
Our lab processes the sample by using the same procedures that they employ for human samples—these procedures meet the established guidelines for human DNA testing.
Your dog’s results go through several steps of verification and quality control.
Whenever we see a questionable result, it is hand-checked by our scientific experts. Our algorithms build the story of your dog, one chromosomal segment at a time.
If numbers are your thing, we test about 256 quadrillion—that's 500 million times 500 million—unique genetic ancestry combinations for your dog using the latest technology and science.
And don't worry! While your dog's sample is in the lab, you can track your order online and receive updates and alerts as the sample is processed.
You can learn more about how our Dog DNA testing works here.
Should you need further assistance, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you!