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^AKC DNA Kit - Barcoded
^AKC DNA Kit - Barcoded

^AKC DNA Kit - Barcoded

​This kit requires activation using a barcode and activation code at https://dna.akc.org prior to submission. Failure to do so will result in delays in receiving results. Parentage identification only. Does NOT determine dog breed.

$ 50.00

New Prepaid Barcoded AKC DNA Kit (Nonrefundable)

Instead of sending your information and DNA sample directly to the AKC, you will now enter your information into the DNA Online Portal (https://dna.akc.org) and mail your DNA sample directly to AKC’s service provider in Lincoln NE. 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 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 in Raleigh NC will still be required for processing these old-style, non-barcoded kits.

Please note, the DNA sample must be received by AKC’s service provider lab in Lincoln NE before the dog meets any DNA requirements. Kit includes all materials necessary to collect and submit a DNA sample from one dog for AKC DNA Certification.

PLEASE NOTE: Prepaid DNA test kit is nonrefundable


  • AKC DNA Profiling is for parentage verification and genetic identity purposes only.
  • DNA offers the AKC the possibility of ensuring the accuracy of the registry in a way never before possible.

Why We Like It

Determines parentage only. Does not determine dog breed. The DNA Profile Program is a voluntary program the fancy can use to strengthen their breeding programs. Participants receive an AKC letter of DNA Analysis with the dog's registration information, owner's name, DNA Profile Number, and the dog's actual genotype.

Please reference the following link for FAQs or contact us at dna@akc.org  (919)-816-3508.


Good For

Suitable for purebred AKC registerable breeds only. DNA testing is not available for dogs recorded in the AKC Canine Partners Program or Purebred Alternative Listing (PAL) Program. Does Not determine breed of dog or provide information regarding genetic health, conformation, performance ability, coat color, etc.


Barcoded DNA Kit

Delivery Info

Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. Results take approximately 7-8 weeks after the kit is sent back.

The Prepaid DNA kit is excluded from 30-day satisfaction guarantee

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