1. Intellectual Property
Some of the genetic tests mentioned in this database are patented and are the intellectual property of the patent holder and its licensees. It is the responsibility of the user of this information to ascertain that a lab contains the proper license to conduct a genetic test in the case of valid patent being held.
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3. Outsourcing & Quality Control
Not all laboratories that charge for genetic testing do the testing in-house. In some cases, the actual testing may be performed at another facility. There is no guarantee that a listing here ensures the location of the actual testing. It should be noted that there is currently no quality control system for DNA testing in veterinary medicine and thus the database cannot assess the quality of each laboratory. Similarly the database does not provide information on the clinical importance of a test and prevalence of a disease.
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