Bat identification DNA test

Our bat identification service can accurately and cost-effectively identify any species of bat from a single dropping. We even provide a free sample collection kit to ensure the best results. Our DNA test identifies all 17 species of bat found in Britain and is the perfect complement for your ecological studies:

  • Greater Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus ferrumequinum)
  • Lesser Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros)
  • Noctule Bat (Nyctalus noctula)
  • Leisler’s Bat (Nyctalus leisleri)
  • Serotine Bat (Eptesicus serotinus)
  • Barbastelle Bat (Barbastella barbastellus)
  • Common Pipistrelle Bat (Pipistrellus pipistrellus)
  • Soprano Pipistrelle Bat (Pipistrellus pygmaeus)
  • Nathusius’ Pipistrelle Bat (Pipistrellus nathusii)
  • Brown Long-eared Bat (Plecotus auritus)
  • Grey Long-eared Bat (Plecotus austriacus)
  • Daubenton’s Bat (Myotis daubentonii)
  • Natterer’s Bat (Myotis nattereri)
  • Whiskered Bat (Myotis mystacinus)
  • Brandt’s Bat (Myotis brandtii)
  • Bechstein’s Bat (Myotis bechsteinii)
  • Alcathoe Bat (Myotis alcathoe)
  • …plus many other bat species from around the world.

As all British bats are protected by law it is an offence to handle or intentionally disturb a wild bat unless you possess the right licence. If a building has a bat roost, the building cannot be developed without first contacting the local authority to ensure the bats are not compromised. As bat species cannot be accurately determined from the shape and size of the faeces, our DNA test is the only way ensure accurate identification.

Cost per dropping sample: £45 exc. VAT (£54 inc. VAT)

Turnaround time: 7-10 working days

Our price includes a FREE sampling pack with all you need to collect droppings for analysis

We also offer great discounts to bat groups. If you would like a discount code for your bat group to use, please contact us!

Additional services: mixed samples, comparisons and publications

Our bat identification service can also provide testing for samples where multiple species are suspected, or from bulk samples of faeces. Please contact us if you would like to use this service rather than our single dropping identification service. We can also help and advise if you wish to publish the results of the analysis.