Foresight Health® Early Retinal Degeneration
Our Foresight Health® single test for Early Retinal Degeneration 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.
Early Retinal Degeneration (ERD) causes poor vision from a few weeks of age due to degeneration of the retina. Affected dogs will usually become blind around one year old.
An autosomal recessive condition caused by a mutation in the STK38L gene.
This test is also included in the following Foresight Health® breed packages:
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