Dr. van Haeringen Laboratorium B.V.

P404 CombiBreed Coat Colour


This Combination Package Coat Colors covers several important genetic traits and can be based on samples from animals at any age. Information on individual tests is available at our website. This Combination Package contains the following markers:

P305 Coat Colour Appaloosa Pattern-1 (PATN1)
P311 Night blindness / Coat colour Appaloosa pattern
P592 Coat Colour Dominant White 3
P713 Coat Colour Cream dilution
P783 Coat Colour Pearl dilution
P784 Coat Colour Silver dilution / MCOA
P785 Coat Colour Sabino 1
P807 Coat colour Grey
P853 Coat Colour Champagne dilution
P902 Coat Colour Overo-factor (OLWS)
P903 Coat Colour Tobiano
P904 Coat Colour Chestnut
P907 Coat Colour Agouti

CombiBreed introduces a different strategy for DNA tests for several genetic markers. Recently, technical improvements have allowed for the combination of several genetic markers in one test.

Test specific information

Since 2015, two brands have been developed. CombiGen® is mainly directed at veterinarian applications, whereas CombiBreed® is mainly directed at breeders and/or owners.
Detailed information about Coat Colours and Coat Variation is presented at www.combibreed.com.


Most coat colours and coat types are usually visible directly after birth.

Turnaround time

The Turnaround Time (TAT) depends on various factors, such as the shipment time of your sample to the test location, the test method(s) and whether the tests are performed completely or partially by a Partner Lab or Patent owner.

The TAT of tests performed at our facilities is normally 10 working days after receipt of the sample at the testing laboratory (VHL, VHP or Certagen). For tests performed by a Partner Laboratory (so-called "partner lab test") or patent owner, the TAT is at least 20 working days after receipt of your sample. Because the shipment time to our Partner Labs or patent owner may vary due to factors we cannot influence, the mentioned 20 working days are therefore an estimate.

Sometimes it is necessary to re-run your sample. We call this a retest. In that case, the TAT will of course be extended.

Location of disease or trait

Genetic factors influencing coat colours and coat types are usually visible on the outside of an individual. Several factors may be hidden by the external variation.

Breed dependence

For this test samples from all breeds are accepted.

Sample type

For this DNA test we accept the following materials: Hair, Semen, Blood EDTA, Blood Heparin, Tissue. Please contact Dr. Van Haeringen Laboratorium if you wish to submit other material as listed.


Coat colours are based on many genetic factors. For each factor, a separate test result will be returned.


Various genetic factors influencing coat colour are inherited in a dominant or recessive mode. Coat colours are influenced by a large number of genetic factors.

Severity of Disease


Code P404

CombiBreed Coat Colour

€ 153,67 (Incl. 21% VAT)
€ 127,00 (Excl. VAT)