The Wisdom Panel ™ MX test is the most comprehensive DNA-based mixed breed test for dogs. It will identify more than 130 AKC-recognized breeds that may be present in mixed breed dogs and will allow veterinarians to answer one of the most frequently asked questions by pet owners, “What is my dog’s breed mix?” The mixed breed analysis test, a major milestone in canine genetic science, is the first in an anticipated line of Wisdom Panel™ tests, which will apply the results of proprietary genetic research to help identify predispositions to disease, predict physical traits and strengthen the pet-owner bond.
The Wisdom Panel™ MX test requires a small blood sample that can be part of a routine veterinary visit. Just two to three weeks following the test, owners and veterinarians are given a detailed, customized report. This report will document the breeds detected, offer breed-based behavioral profiles and provide insights about breed-driven physical attributes.
This test will only be administered by veterinarians who can correctly interpret the data and properly communicate it to dog owners. The Wisdom Panel ™ MX test will help veterinarians work with owners to develop optimal care and well-being plans for their canine companions and ultimately strengthen the pet-owner bond.
This test provides owners and veterinarians with a valuable report that includes the breed analysis of each dog tested, plus detailed information on the appearance and behavioral characteristics of detected breeds. The test result allows owners and veterinarians to work together to develop appropriate care and well-being plans.
The Wisdom Panel™ MX test is now available, in most areas, through veterinary offices.
Pricing for the Wisdom Panel™ MX test is set by individual veterinary clinics. Contact your veterinarian for details.
Information from the breed analysis test will help pet owners to better understand their dog’s breed history. The test result allows owners and veterinarians to work together to develop appropriate care and well-being plans for the pet.
As a result of the analysis of more than 19 million DNA markers from more than 13,000 dogs, the Wisdom Panel ™ MX test will be able to identify more than 130 breeds that may be present in mixed breed dogs. This represents 99 percent of dogs registered by the American Kennel Club (AKC).
The breed analysis test is for use only on dogs that are mixed breed to help determine their breed history. Mars Veterinary will be unveiling genetic tests that are specific for purebred dogs in the future.
Wisdom Panel™ MX test, a genetic test for detecting breeds present in a mixed breed dog, is now available in most areas. The test scans for patterns of genetic markers that represent distinct breed signatures for most of the breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club.
I would like to know if this test is accurate in dogs that have been mixed for many generations.
Yes it is very accurate and is in fact designed specifically for mixed breed dogs. If I can be of further help please let me know.
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1. how much does the test cost (approximate range – I understand this isn’t a quotation)?
2. does the test give percentages along with identified breeds (e.g. 25% shepherd; 12.5% collie, 50% labrador) or just a combined result without identifying +/- prevalence of a particular breed?
The Wisdom Panel Test cost ranges from $150-$200 dollars plus, depending on which veterinary office you choose. The test does not breakdown the breeds mix into percentages it just gives you the breeds making up the specific dog’s mix.