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Wisdom Health (formerly Mars Veterinary)

HGTD Leadership Sponsor Test Discovery- GTP Other Recognized Accreditation Out Sourced Testing

General Information

Name
Wisdom Health (formerly Mars Veterinary)
Alternative Name
Mars Veterinary
Data Up to Date
2019
GTP Code
Wisdom Health
Email
info@wisdomehealth.com
Telephone
1-888-597-3883
Address
18101 SE 6th Way
City
Vancouver
State
Washington
Zip Code/ Postal Code
98683
Participant Since:
2017
Subsidiary Company

People

Staff Counts
more than 25
Lab/Company Director
Cindy Cole
Lab/Company Director Profile
DMV PhD DACVCP
Lead Veterinarian
Both staff and consultants, including 6 on staff
Description of Lab Tech Qualifications
N/A
Licensed veterinarian(s)
Yes
Other Experts
licensed veterinarians on staff

Quality Indicators - GTP

HGTD Leadership Sponsor
Participation Level
Leadership Sponsor
Sponsor
Participant
Year Established
2002
In House Testing
Out Sourced Testing
ISO Accredited/ GTP
ISO Accredited/LAB
ISO Accredited/tests
Number of Tests with ISO/ details
Specifc Tests=0; General accreditation All (through Out Sourced Lab)
ISO Info
Tests outsourced to ISO Accredited Lab
ISO Comments
All tests are run via the Illumina process, which has ISO17025 certification
Other Recognized Accreditation
Details of Other Accreditation
A2LA, American Association for Laboratory Accreditation
Lab SOP details
Re-run original sample(s) in question and/or retest dog(s) with new kits. Individual internal controls available for each sample, sex of the DNA sample can be genetically verified, duplicate samples are tracked by Geneseek and Wisdom Health, and breed(s)/traits can often be verified as well. Additionally, there is a minimum sample quality levels that are allowed for breed or mutation test reporting; any sample not meeting those thresholds will be offered a retest with a new kit.
ISAG Parentage Panel Used
N/A
Other Parentage Testing
Out Sourced Labs More Info
Neogen/ Geneseek

Quality Indicators - Procedures/ Services

Sample collected by - GTP specific
samples are collected either by the owner (cheek swab) or by a veterinarian/technician (blood samples, cheek swabs)
Sample Identification
SNP panel test can be used as a genetic fingerprint; microchip or tattoo information not required
Animal ID/ Sample Submission
SNP panel test can be used as a genetic fingerprint; microchip or tattoo information not required
Animal ID/ by GTP
Optional: pet name, gender (can be genetically verified), and DOB; Kennel Club/registration documents and breed requested but not required for Optimal Selection? testing (breeder product)
Techincal handling proceedures - GTP specific
SOPs: barcoded samples with individual labels for client to label with owner and dog name; barcoded plates in the laboratory; individual internal controls for each sample; sex check ? genetic comparison to what the client provided at sample registration; breed check ? ability to compare the breeds/traits of the outcome with the dog in question; repeat sample check ? computer automatically compares a DNA sample to all 800,000+ previously tested samples to identify if/when a repeat sample has been submitted
Test Result information
reports with explanation of results and additional information available online; full consumer care and technical support teams available for client and veterinarian questions
Results Query Protocol
info@wisdomhealth.com; full service in-house consumer care and technical support teams available for client and veterinarian questions; can review individual internal controls, sex, dog breed(s), traits, and mutation test results to confirm the sample and will offer a retest with a new kit/sample if any questions or concerns that cannot be answered with the first sample. Additionally, there is a minimum sample quality levels that are allowed for breed or mutation test reporting; any sample not meeting those thresholds will be offered a retest with a new kit.
Laboratory Mishandling Protocol
Contact for Queries
info@wisdomhealth.com
Breeding Advice
Advice Details
in-house veterinarians, geneticists, and veterinary geneticist, as well as, external advisors available.

Research

Test Discovery- GTP
Test Discovery Details
The breed profiling test was initially developed and undergoes regular improvements through in-house design and development. For disease tests, Wisdom Health works in conjunction with our research partner Genoscoper, as well as, academic research partners.
Test Development In-House
Test Development More Info
In-house development of custom Illumina microarray marker lists and validation of marker accuracy using known natural control samples and/or synthetic controls.
Any Patents Held
Research Collaborator
Yes, Wisdom Health works with researchers to identify new mutation, as well as obtaining large population allele frequency data on researchers? previously identified mutations.
Refereed Publications list
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