- List of Breeds
- DNA Profiling & Parentage
- Full Breed Profiles
- Genetic Diseases
- Genetic Traits
- Health & Breed Identification Screens for Dogs & Cats
- List of Breeds
- Disease & Trait Screens
- DNA Profiling
- Full Breed Profiles
- Genetic Diseases
- Genetic Traits
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The process we recommend is that you first register or if already registered then log into your account. Once registered proceed to add your animal(s). Place an order for that animal(s) and then activate your kit(barcode) to that animal order.
Orivet's Full Breed Profiles make requesting tests simple. They target all the tests specific for you breed - diseases and traits plus a DNA Profile (Fingerprint). Full Breed Profiles are one fixed price no matter how many tests are included.
Once we receive your sample/s, you will receive an email confirming that your sample/s have arrived. From this date, clients can expect to receive results via email within 2-3 weeks. Should you wish to request a hard copy of your report, please notify us either by phone or email and we will happily send your results via post.
You will need to register with us and log in to your online account. You will then be able to order tests and receive a 10% discount off the RRP.
Orivet offers genetic tests ranging from full breed profiles to individual tests like, DNA breed identification, DNA disease screening, DNA profiling and parentage confirmation, and DNA traits testing.
Apart from the extensive list of genetic tests, Orivet provides online breeder’s tools for any registered user. Access to an online parentage confirmation tool, breeding strategies and outcomes, coat color tools and numerous fact sheets, not to mention a list of all of our approved collection agents.
All products are shipped to you free of charge. Products ship 1-2 business days from the date the order was created. Delivery times are based on those of Australia Post / your country’s postal services and Orivet does not accept any responsibility for any delivery delays. Should you require an Express or Priority Post service, an additional shipping payment will be required? Please call the office on +61 3 9534 1544 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to organize these postage services.
All overseas clients sending samples back to our Australian office must write the following statement on the front of the envelope: AQIS Permit Number 0001147758 – Canine or Feline DNA Swab Samples Enclosed (Non Pathogenic Samples)
We offer over 130 single tests for dogs and 30 for cats, these identify recessive risks to diseases associated with nine specific categories – ophthalmologic, neurological, muscoskeletal, immunological, dermologic, urogenital, haemolytic, metabolic and phenotypic. Orivet Life Plans also identify risk common to the breed make up, age, weight, sex and lifestyle.
Friendly service, access to geneticists to discuss results, fact sheets freely available to help educate owners, and an extensive range of tests and affordability.
Yes. Orivet's laboratory is accredited in accordance with the recognised International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005 The laboratory also meets the requirements of A2LA R216 – Specific Requirements: Veterinary Laboratory Accreditation Program.
Orivet are members (sponsors) of the International Partnership for Dogs https://dogwellnet.com/ IPFD is a a non-profit organization and its mission is to facilitate collaboration and sharing of resources to enhance the health, well-being and welfare of pedigreed dogs and all dogs worldwide.
Orivet has DNA Profiled over 35,000 dogs and 12,000 cats since it began in October 2010. It was intrumental in developing the first set of canine SNPs for profiling/parentage. Orivet is also institutional members of the International Society of Animal Genetics (ISAG). This Panel of SNPs, together with another 2 Panels was used in the first canine comparison test with data presented at ISAG 2017.
The most abundant form of genetic variation in any genome is known as the single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP). A SNP is the substitution of a single nucleotide in a stretch of DNA. When this single nucleotide change reaches high frequency in a population it is referred to as SNP, however when this change results in the loss of function of a specific gene we refer to this as a mutation. With reference to canine genetic testing, a large proportion of disease causing mutations are the result of single nucleotide changes inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. These mutations can be assessed using small amounts of DNA extracted from a buccal swab collection.
Orivet uses a technology known as Single Base Extension (SBE) to detect disease causing mutations. The principle of the technique involves using Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) to amplify a specific region of the DNA harbouring the disease causing mutation (Box 1). Once the target sequence is amplified we can use a synthetic DNA sequence called a primer which is complementary to the target sequence of interest. This primer binds directly adjacent to the position of the mutation and is extended by a single nucleotide. If a mutation is present, it will produce a unique profile in comparison to a normal control sample allowing Orivet to detect mutations with high accuracy.
The quantity and quality of the DNA sample represents the most common factor affecting the performance of this technology. While buccal swabs represent an efficient and non-invasive method for DNA collection, the quality and quantity of sample is dependent on how many cheek cells are collected onto the brush. Too little DNA can result in a phenomenon call test dropout in which only a partial disease or DNA profile can be generated for that sample. To avoid this problem please read our detailed collection instructions.
A sample is collected from your animal – swab or blood – where DNA is extracted. The DNA is then interrogated against specific markers. These scientifically validated markers identify variations in DNA which are specific for diseases, traits or individual identification.
Results are dependent on the quality and quantity of DNA collected and analyzed. This is why the collection process is a key starting point. All tests are developed from published, peer reviewed, scientific literature. Before any commercial offerings, tests are also validated internally against “known” positive controls (carriers and/or affected). A DNA profile is also run with samples and allows for individual identification and ensures no contamination.
Yes. Our kits are very user-friendly and designed so that anyone may easily collect DNA samples from their pets. However, it is recommended for breeders that they use their Vet or one of our Accredited DNA Collection Agents to do the collection in order for the results to be an Approved Collection Method.
Yes, DNA is not affected by any of these factors.
This can unfortunately happen with collection via cheek swabs. We will require you to re-collect a DNA sample and we will process this sample free of charge. Please note that blood samples never fail, should you prefer to do it this way. You will however need to get your Vet to collect this blood sample.
Regardless of how many tests you’ve requested for each animal, we only require 1 complete swab packet (2 or 3 cheek swabs) per animal for processing.
DNA used for genetic screening does not change as you get older so you can collect a sample at any age. Puppies or kittens that are weaning need to be separated from their mum for at least 20 minutes. Trying to swab a 2 week old offspring can be a challenge and epithelial cells may be at low quantaties.
Some animals can be more difficult to swab than others and swabbing a cat can be more challenging than a dog. Usually the first swab is easier than the second as after the initial taste the animal can become resistant to the feel and taste of any second swab. Some suggestions are: Try to approach the animal with a level of calmness and from a less forceful manner. Perhaps do one swab at a time or offer a reward after the first swab, wait for 30 minutes and collect the second swab. If all else fails, consult a veterinarian about taking blood sample, as it never fails and ensures quality DNA!
Collection kits - mouth swabs - are available free of charge from orivet. Blood can be collected in an EDTA (0.5ml) tube.
I have a client bringing their animal to the clinic today and do not have any collection kits, what can I do?
If you have any sterile polyester mouth swabs you can use those. Do not use any wet or gel swabs. Or you can collect blood (EDTA).
I am a vet in Australia and I am not sure on the relationship with ASAP/SVS Pathology. Do we order our tests through Orivet or ASAP?
ASAP/SVS Pathology deals directly with Australian veterinarians. They will assist with pricing, invoicing and sample coordination. They drop off samples daily to Orivet and issue (email) results. They can be contacted on 1300 838 522.
You can download the following Vet Application Form and send this in with your sample.
Orivet can work with any veterinarian. Any pet owner will be asked to nominate their veterinarian who will receive a copy of their reports and if they register (free) they can have full access to the pet’s Life Plan. We encourage veterinary involvement to enjoy the full benefits the Life Plan has to offer.
We can work with any veterinarian who is interested in incorporating personalized medicine into their practice. Invariably we would like to set up the pet’s primary care veterinarian with their own free account and give them access to our full suite of tools.
Orivet’s proprietary individual risk assessment allows us you to generate a lifetime schedule (life plan) for your pet. The plan will highlight how to watch out for specific risks as well management suggestions for all routine care for your pet.
Yes, you will need to know the breed makeup of your pet. The rest of the information is derived from your pet’s age, weight, sex, geographic location and a lifestyle questionnaire. Our life plans can be ordered by any pet owner. However, you must nominate a veterinarian to discuss the life plan with the pet owner. Life plans contain medical advice and health conditions that requires consultation and discussion with a veterinarian.