Foresight Health® Primary Lens Luxation
Our Foresight Health® single test for Primary Lens Luxation is ideal for breeders and owners who want the reassurance of genetic health testing.
Our DNA test results are accepted by the Kennel Club.
Primary Lens Luxation (PLL) is an eye disorder which causes dislocation of the lens. Onset is variable but typically beyond two years of age, causing excessive blinking, squinting, tearing. If not treated it can lead to glaucoma and blindness.
An autosomal recessive condition caused by a mutation in the ADAMTS17 gene.
This test is also included in the following Foresight Health® breed packages:
- Australian Cattle Dog
- Bull Terrier / Miniature Bull Terrier
- Chinese Crested
- Jack Russell Terrier
- Lancashire Heeler
- Parson Russell Terrier
- Sealyham Terrier
- Tibetan Terrier
- Welsh Terrier
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.
Gould D, Pettitt L, McLaughlin B, Holmes N, Forman O, Thomas A, Ahonen S, Lohi H, O'Leary C, Sargan D, Mellersh C. ADAMTS17 mutation associated with primary lens luxation is widespread among breeds. Vet Ophthalmol. 2011 Nov;14(6):378-84