Foresight Health® Shar Pei Auto-Inflammatory Disease


Our Foresight Health® single test for Shar Pei Auto-Inflammatory Disease 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.


Shar-Pei Auto-Inflammatory Disease (SPAID) causes dogs to have episodes of fever and joint swelling causing pain, lethargy, and irritability. Episodes usually last 24-48 hours, but dogs can typically lead a normal life with a predisposition to kidney failure.

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


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


Scientific references:

Metzger J, Nolte A, Uhde AK, Hewicker-Trautwein M, Distl O. Whole genome sequencing identifies missense mutation in MTBP in Shar-Pei affected with Autoinflammatory Disease (SPAID). BMC Genomics. 2017 May 4;18(1):348

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