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Embark Breed Identification & Health Screening Dog DNA Testing Kit Review: Best for Health Screening

It’s one of the best dog DNA test kits of Embark’s products. It has a comprehensive database, accurate DNA testing, genetic disease testing.

Embark Dog DNA Testing Kit

Embark Dog DNA Testing Kit

The kit is the best for testing your dog’s DNA results, genetic disorders, and age estimate

  • Brand: Embark
  • Product Number: DNA301
  • Packs: One

Evaluation

Do you want to find out your dog’s family tree and if they’re vulnerable to genetic diseases? Embark’s Breed Identification test kit provides both results

Pros

  • Comprehensive results
  • Genetic age estimate
  • One account for multiple kits

Cons

  • Expensive
4.1/5
Overall
Detectable breeds
5
Genetic disease detection
4.5
Turnaround time
3.5
Value for money
3.5

The details

If you’ve already used Embark’s Breed Identification Kit but want to find out if your dog is vulnerable to genetic diseases, this kit is a good buy. It can test more than 190 genetic diseases including degenerative myelopathy, MDR1 drug sensitivity, glaucoma, and other adult-related dog diseases.

Detectable breeds

The kit screens more than 350 dog breeds and varieties. By comparison, we found it provides the most comprehensive results for your dog’s genetic lineage. Also, the results are more accurate and consistent with other dog DNA testing kits.

Turnaround time

The company claims to provide results in 2-4 weeks but we found it took the longest compared to other dog testing kits Wisdom Panel. As such, you want to consider using this kit when you’re not pressed for time.

Genetic disease detection

The kit screens for more than 190 genetic diseases which are more than any kit we’ve tested. Comparatively, DNA My Dog’s health screening tests for 100+ diseases and Wisdom Panel tests for 152 genetic diseases. What’s more, if the dog has a severe genetic condition, Embark sends a personalized email before sending the results. The email explains more about the genetic disease including the breed causing that condition.

Value for money

We found this kit quite pricey compared to other test kits on the list. However, its ability to provide comprehensive results including your dog’s genetic disorders makes it worth every dime.

Final verdict

The kit is best for dog owners who want accurate and comprehensive DNA test results. Also, if you’re concerned with your dog’s genetic health this kit won’t disappoint you. You may need to wait longer to get the test results, but you can reliably use them to rule out any genetic disorders your dog may be exhibiting.

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