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OFA Database of EIC Testing Results

General Information


The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) hosts EIC test results of clear, carrier, and affected (the VDL will not be maintaining a list of clear dogs). The data will be submitted by individual owners, if they choose, after receiving results. We encourage disclosure of all EIC test results. Any dog’s result can be submitted, regardless of whether or not the dog is registered with AKC or another Kennel Club. Though a dog does not have to have a permanent ID (tattoo or microchip) to send results to OFA; for test results to be eligible for VPI (Verified Permanent Identification) level certification with the OFA, the attending veterinarian must verify a microchip or tattoo.


Please note that we cannot update the result report with registration information if a tattoo or microchip was not verified at the time of testing.


The OFA Open Database can be accessed by following this link:


Go to the second scrollable column of the section labeled "Report Type," scroll down below the DNA subheading and click on Exercise Induced Collapse . Then click the "begin search" button at the bottom of the table.

Submitting Your Dog’s EIC Result

  1. When you receive your dog's result report, print the first page.
  2. Within the EIC test result interpretation pdf that accompanies your results report there is an OFA application.  Complete this OFA application and sign.
  3. Fax or mail the OFA application, along with your result report, with fee to the address below with a check made payable to OFA.  The results will be uploaded to the OFA open database and will be publised on the OFA website.

Orthopedic Foundation for Animals
2300 E Nifong Blvd
Columbia , MO 65201-3806

Or fax to 573-875-5073

OFA Fees:

  • Submission fee/individual - $15.00
  • A litter of 3 or more submitted together - $30.00 total
  • Kennel rate (5 or more individuals submitted as a group, owned/co-owned by the same person) - $7.50 each
  • Affected dogs at any age are no charge

OFA Number Key

Example:  LR-EIC1001/4F-PI

  • LR = Breed Code, in this case a Labrador Retriever
  • EIC = OFA Database
  • 1001 = Ascending numerical identifier given to each animal with a breed evaluated as normal and given a number, in this case the 1001st Labrador Retriever to be given an EIC number
  • 4 = The age in months when the testing was done, in this case 4 months
  • F = Sex
  • PI or VPI = Indicates that the animal has been permanently identified in the form of tattoo or microchip. If the dog is permanently identified AND the id has been verified and signed off by the attending veterinarian, a suffix of VPI is applied. If the animals lacks permanent identification, a suffix of NOPI is applied. 
  • BP = By Parentage http://www.offa.org/dnacbp.html
  • CAR = Carrier

 updated 1/22/2014

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