What is DNA banking?
DNA banking is a term that is used to refer to the processing and storage of DNA so that it may be used at a later time (months or years later). The sample is processed so that the DNA can be isolated. Processed in this way, there is a reliable source of DNA to allow future testing or related research to be performed. Who owns the DNA Bank? The DNA Bank will be owned by the Collie Health Foundation, but operated and managed by a DNA Laboratory” Cheek swabs will be sent, free of charge, to a selected number of collie breeders to start this program. Instructions for use and a form to provide information on each dog will accompany the supply of swabs. Once prepared, the swabs and all pertinent information (pedigree and all relevant clinical data and the info for the database) will be sent directly to a selected DNA Storage Lab, and will be identified only by a code number to assure Complete Confidentiality.
DNA banking is the storage of genetic material for future use. Banking should be considered if a family member who has cancer does not want to be tested or if a genetic test for their situation is not yet possible. Banking DNA insures that the option of genetic testing is available to the next generation in a family.
DNA banking is a service DDC offers for clients who want to have a sample of their DNA stored in a secure, environmentally controlled facility. Clients often ask us to store their or their children’s DNA samples for the following reasons: For use in future paternity tests should parties contest or make claims on their estate To help solve cases of missing, abducted, or runaway children To serve as reference DNA in the event that remains need to be identified; e.g., for those in high-risk situations such as the military For future genetic tests that will help the next generations make decisions about health and lifestyle When we bank your DNA, you will receive a certification verifying storage of your DNA for 15 years. The certificate also lists persons you authorize to access your sample in the event that it is needed. • What is DNA profiling? A DNA profile is a permanent record of your genetic identity.