Foresight Health® Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis
Our Foresight Health® single test for Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis 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.
Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis (HNPK) causes a dry, rough, and crusty nose which can sometimes crack painfully. Affected dogs are otherwise healthy but the must be continually treated to prevent excessive dryness.
An autosomal recessive condition caused by a mutation in the SUV39H2 gene.
This test is also included in the following Foresight Health® breed packages:
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