Foresight Health® May-Hegglin Anomaly


Our Foresight Health® single test for May-Hegglin Anomaly 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.


May-Hegglin Anomaly (MHA) is a blood disorder with a reduced number of platelets, larger than normal platelets, and abnormal white blood cells. It is important to inform your vet of this condition so they are not concerned by a low platelet count on blood tests.

An autosomal dominant condition caused by a mutation in the MYH9 gene.


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


Scientific references:

Flatland B, Fry MM, Baek SJ, Bahn JH, LeBlanc CJ, Dunlap JR, Carroll RC, Kosiba DJ, Millsaps DJ, Schleis SE. May-Hegglin anomaly in a dog. Vet Clin Pathol. 2011 Jun;40(2):207-14

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