How many swabs do you require per animal? Orivet Genetic Support May 10, 2021 02:04 Regardless of how many tests you’ve requested for each animal, we only require 1 complete swab packet (2 or 3 cheek swabs) per animal for processing. Click here for a guide on how to order swab kits. Related articles My DNA sample I sent in has failed. What do I do now? DNA Collection Instructions Can I do the DNA collection myself? At what age can I collect a swab sample from my animal? Can I collect a DNA sample if my dam is pregnant or "on-heat"? Comments 0 comments Please sign in to leave a comment.