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Ordering Genetic Testing

Discover the hidden traits of your ball pythons with Rare Genetics, Inc’s shed testing.
Simply order a test, mail your shed, and get the results delivered straight to your account.

How to Place an Order

1.To access Shed Testing, simply find it in the left navigation menu.

2. Once you are on the page, press the Order a Test button (located at the top of your screen).

3. Decide which reptile you’d like to test, and begin typing their Reptile ID in the textbox.

Once you select a reptile, the available tests will be displayed.
4. Click on the test cards to add them to your cart.

  • You can choose as many tests as you’d like.
  • Select a Full Panel to get everything included at a discounted rate

5. When you’re satisfied with your order, hit the Checkout button.

6. Review your order total. If everything looks correct, hit the Checkout button below your total to confirm.

7. Fill out your payment info and click the Pay button to complete your order.

8. Great! Your order has been placed.
View your Invoice and follow the instructions to mail your shed to RGI.
Click the Finish button to go back to the Shed testing page.

9. Here, you can track your new order and see your results.
Once RGI receives your shipment, we will notify you via email and update your order.

How to Prepare Your Shipment

Prepare your Shed

The biggest enemy to DNA in shed skin is moisture. In order to retain the highest quality DNA and ensure your shed is readable:

  • Watch closely for the next shed and remove it from the enclosure as soon as possible.

  • Flatten and tear off any dirty or degraded pieces. Shed that has been in contact with water or urates should be discarded.

  • Place the shed in a secure location and allow it to dry for 1-2 days.

Send in Your Shed

Once your shed has been prepared, send it in for testing by completing the following steps:

  • Tear off a quarter-sized piece of shed.
    Please do not include the entire shed.

  • Seal the shed inside a zip lock bag.

  • Label the zip lock bag with your:
    • Receipt #
    • Reptile ID #

  • Place your receipt and the zip lock bag inside an envelope.

  • Label the envelope with your Receipt #

  • Mail to:
    Rare Genetics, Inc.
    P.O. Box 220
    Blue Ridge, TX 75424