Foresight Health® Elliptocytosis


Our Foresight Health® single test for Elliptocytosis 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.


Elliptocytosis (EC) causes normally round red blood cells to become oval shaped with serrated edges. Affected dogs may suffer with anaemia but not have any other severe health problems.

An autosomal dominant condition caused by a mutation in the SPTB gene.


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


Scientific refrerences:

Di Terlizzi R, Gallagher PG, Mohandas N, Steiner LA, Dolce KS, Guo X, Wilkerson MJ, Stockham SL. Canine elliptocytosis due to a mutant beta-spectrin. Vet Clin Pathol. 2009 Mar;38(1):52-8

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