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Genetic Tests

This list contains available canine genetic tests which have been brought to the Foundation's attention and respect intellectual property laws.  If you know of additional genetic tests being offered, please contact the Foundation with the disease, breed, and laboratory contact information.   

While many of these discoveries were supported by the Foundation, this list does not imply they resulted from a AKC Canine Health Foundation grant and does not imply the Foundation endorses these tests.  This list is provided as a service to dog owners and breeders.  

For more information about genetic tests we recommend you read DNA testing and domestic dogs published in Mammalian Genome. This article discusses some of the factors that should be considered when using genetic tests.

A Complete List of Genetic Test Laboratories with contact information is available.

For more information about specific genetic tests, visit our Spotlight on Genetic Tests articles.

 

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Glycogen Storage Disease Type IIIa

Breed(s): Curly-Coated Retriever
Disease: Glycogen Storage Disease
Laboratory: Michigan State University - Comparative Medical Genetics

Hemophilia B (GWHP)

Breed(s): German Wirehaired Pointer
Disease: Hemophilia
Laboratory: Cornell University - Comparative Coagulation Section

Hemophilia B - Coagulation Factor IX Deficiency

Breed(s): Bull Terrier, Lhasa Apso
Disease: Hemophilia
Laboratory: HealthGene (Canada), VetGen LLC

Hereditary Cataracts

Breed(s): Australian Shepherd, Boston Terrier, French Bulldog, Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Disease: Cataracts
Laboratory: Animal Genetics, Animal Health Trust (UK), Genetic Technologies (Australia), University of Kentucky Animal Genetic Testing and Research Lab, VetGen LLC

Hereditary Nephritis (Glomerulopathy)

Breed(s): Samoyed
Disease: NephritisGlomerulonephritis
Laboratory: VetGen LLC, Paw Print Genetics

Hyperuricosuria - Elevated Uric Acid

Breed(s): Black Russian Terrier, Australian Shepherd, Parson Russell Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Weimaraner, Pit Bull Terrier, Giant Schnauzer, Pomeranian, Bulldog, Jack Russell Terrier, Large Munsterlander, German Shepherd Dog, Labrador Retriever, Dalmatian
Disease: Hyperuricosuria
Laboratory: VetNostic, GenSol Diagnostics, DNA Diagnostics Center, VetGen LLC, UC Davis - Veterinary Genetics Laboratory, ASAP Laboratory (Australia), Animal Health Trust (UK), Paw Print Genetics

Hypothyroidism - Congenital Hypothyroidism with Goiter

Breed(s): Rat Terrier, Toy Fox Terrier, Spanish Water Dog, Tenterfield Terrier
Disease: Hypothyroidism
Laboratory: Michigan State University - Comparative Medical Genetics, HealthGene (Canada), ASAP Laboratory (Australia), Paw Print Genetics

Ichthyosis

Breed(s): Norfolk Terrier
Disease: Ichthyosis
Laboratory: Michigan State University - Comparative Medical Genetics

Ichthyosis

Breed(s): Newfoundland
Disease: Ichthyosis
Laboratory: Michigan State University - Comparative Medical Genetics

Ichthyosis (ICT-A)

Breed(s): Golden Retriever
Disease: Ichthyosis
Laboratory: Optigen LLC, Paw Print Genetics

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