Welcome to the Onderstepoort Veterinary Genetics Laboratory.                                                DNA typing, research and innovation.
Welcome to the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory
Welcome to the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory

The Onderstepoort Veterinary Genetics Laboratory

The Onderstepoort Veterinary Genetics Laboratory at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, Onderstepoort was formerly known as the Blood Typing Laboratory and changed to DNA typing in 2001. The laboratory is a service-driven and self-funding unit and is run on current and general business principles. It fulfils various roles including an academic support role for postgraduate students interested in applied veterinary genetics, research of genetic diseases in various animals and development of tests and protocols that can be applied in the service division. 

The service division consists mainly of a DNA profiling and parentage testing component, forensic DNA testing in animals, testing of specific genetic diseases and traits in animals, genotyping for population analysis and some pathogen testing of equines via the laboratories association with the Equine Research Centre.

The laboratory is a service-driven and self-funding unit and is run on current and general business principles. It fulfils various roles including an academic support role for postgraduate students interested in applied veterinary genetics, research of genetic diseases in various animals and development of tests and protocols that can be applied in the service division. 
 

  • DAFF (Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries) accredited.
  • ISO/IEC 17025:2005 (General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories) In process of accreditation.

 

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