Basepaws Breed + Health DNA Test
Basepaws Breed + Health DNA Test
Basepaws Breed + Health DNA Test
Basepaws Breed + Health DNA Test
Basepaws Breed + Health DNA Test

Basepaws Breed + Health DNA Test

Basepaws Breed + Health Cat DNA Test helps cat owners learn about their cat's breed, health, traits, and habits - all with just a bit of DNA, collected at home. Save up to 40% off when buying 2+ CatKits!

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Receive your cat’s DNA test results in 4-6 weeks

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How it works

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Create an account at and activate your CatKit upon its arrival. Shipping within the US is free.


Collect your cat's DNA sample by gently swabbing the inside of their cheek for 2-5 seconds.


Secure your sample within the return shipping box and mail it back to our lab. Free return shipping too!

Let Their Genome Do the Talking
What part of your cat genome is similar to a Western Maine Coon? An Eastern Burmese? Or a perfectly adorable polycat? Using our world-class feline genomic database, Basepaws can estimate your tabby’s origins to more than 21 breed types and 4 breed regions.
    A Healthy Cat is a Happy Cat
    A Healthy Cat is a Happy Cat
    Your cats won't tell you when they're sick. We test for 39 genetic markers, reporting on mutation carrier status and predisposition to 17 diseases.
    • Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)
    • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)
    • Retinal degeneration
    • Myotonia
    Wild Cat index
    Your Cat's Wild Side
    You’ll find out how similar your cat's genome is to a Tiger, Lion, Cheetah or a Cougar as we compare and learn more about big cats. It may explain your kitten’s roar-like meow.
      Coming soon
      Science Waits for No Cat
      When you join Basepaws, you are joining a community that is constantly evolving. Our database grows larger on a daily basis, so when we have updates for your cat’s report, you'll have them too.
      • Sibling Matches
      • Relative Finder
      • Genetic Counseling
      360 Cat Care
      • Health and Wellness Assessments
      • Behavior and Environment Coaching
      • Nutritional Advice

      The Test

      How Does This Work?

      • Collect a simple cheek swab sample
      • Mail the sample back to Basepaws Lab
      • Receive your cat’s results in 4-6 weeks

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      Frequently Asked Questions

      Whole Genome Sequencing CatKit provides your cat's complete, future-proof genetic information, yielding roughly 10,000 times more raw data than other DNA tests. WGS captures complex genetic variants, many of which might be missed with other genotyping methods, for future exploration of your cat’s genetics. Once you received WGS CatKit in the mail, follow the detailed instructions for sample collection and barcode registration located on the inside of the CatKit box. After collecting your sample, send it back to us in the provided prepaid packaging. We will notify you via email once your sample is received.

      Your report will be available in 6-9 weeks from the date your sample arrives at our laboratory. We are working on trying to shorten this time frame as much as possible. In the rare cases where a sample fails internal quality checks and needs to be reprocessed, we will contact you regarding the next steps.

      Long-term, we plan to provide the results within 4 weeks.

      Every sample helps us create the biggest database of feline genetic data and will contribute to new discoveries in feline health.

      Breed is among our top priorities. We test by comparing your cat’s genetic DNA sample to our pedigreed cat database, as well as to all the other cat samples which we’ve received. Not all breeds are included (yet!), but we are working hard to quickly add as many as possible. As we expand our kitty community, your cat's report findings will continue to be refined. Take a look at our sample report to get an idea of what your cat’s report will look like, as well as our roadmap to see what your cat’s report will include in the future!

      The wild cat index percentage is determined using the relative genetic similarity between all of the domestic cat samples we test and four big cats (Tiger, Leopard, Cheetah, Cougar). This means we measure how genomically similar your cat is to these wildcats when being compared to all other domestic cat samples in our database, not to the specific wildcat base pairs themselves. We plan to add additional big cats and expand this testing throughout the year.

      Yes. For all orders in the continental U.S., a pre-paid return shipping label is included in every kit. Simply register your kit, swab your cat, and send it back to us.

      *INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS outside of the U.S.: Return postage is NOT included.

      Yes! We charge $15 for International shipping (return shipping NOT included).

      PLEASE NOTE: We cannot guarantee that you will or will not be charged any customs taxes or duties. Any customs or import duties are charged once the parcel reaches its destination country. These charges must be paid by the recipient of the parcel. This applies only to International and Canadian orders.

      Yes! Ping us at and we will help you with that.