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Test Kits

A prepaid AKC DNA Test Kit costs $50 (per dog). Previously, $50 non-prepaid DNA kits were also offered by AKC, but these kits will be phased out beginning in 2021. If you have already purchased one of these non-prepaid kits, you can still use it to submit DNA for your dog by following the original procedure of mailing your sample, payment and information to AKC DNA Operations.

Instead of sending your information and DNA sample directly to the AKC, you will now enter your information into the DNA Online Portal and mail your DNA sample directly to AKC’s service provider. If you do not have access to the internet to activate your kit, please contact AKC DNA at 919-816-3508 for further instructions on how submit your sample.

The current non-barcoded AKC DNA test kits (both prepaid and regular $50 kits) are being phased out. These “legacy” AKC DNA kits 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.

AKC DNA testing is for purebred AKC registerable breeds only. AKC DNA Profiling is for parentage verification and genetic identity purposes only and does not take the place of AKC registration requirements.

AKC DNA testing DOES NOT determine the following:

  • breed of the dog or whether the dog is purebred
  • genetic health
  • conformation
  • performance ability
  • coat color

DNA Test Kits may be ordered through the AKC Online Store, or by contacting the AKC:

(A $7 shipping and handling fee will be added for all orders made by telephone.)

AKC DNA Operations
PO Box 900065
Raleigh, NC 27675-9065
phone: 919-233-9767
fax: 919-816-4255
e-mail: orderdesk@akc.org