Foresight Health® Benign Familial Juvenile Epilepsy


Our Foresight Health® single test for Benign Familial Juvenile Epilepsy is ideal for breeders and owners who want the reassurance of genetic health testing.

Our DNA test results are accepted by the Kennel Club.

The guideline turnaround time for single tests is approximately 10-12 working days after the swab arrives at the lab.

If you need more than two tests it is often more cost-effective to order the relevant Foresight Health® breed package.


Benign Familial Juvenile Epilepsy (BFJE) is a neurological disease can cause seizures in puppies between three and 13 weeks of age. Symptoms can be very variable ranging from mild shivers to severe seizures. Genetically at-risk dogs may show no signs and severely affected dogs may live normally after signs have passed.

Benign Familial Juvenile Epilepsy is an autosomal recessive condition caused by a mutation in the LGI2 gene.


This test is also included in the following Foresight Health® breed packages:


Scientific references:

Jokinen, T., Metsähonkala, L., Bergamasco, L., Viitmaa, R., Syrjä, P., Lohi, H., Snellman, M., Jeserevics, J. and Cizinauskas, S. (2007), Benign Familial Juvenile Epilepsy in Lagotto Romagnolo Dogs. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 21: 464-471

Seppälä, E. H., Jokinen, T. S., Fukata, M., Fukata, Y., Webster, M. T., Karlsson, E. K., Kilpinen, S. K., Steffen, F., Dietschi, E., Leeb, T., Eklund, R., Zhao, X., Rilstone, J. J., Lindblad-Toh, K., Minassian, B. A., & Lohi, H. (2011). LGI2 truncation causes a remitting focal epilepsy in dogs. PLoS genetics7(7), e1002194

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