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Benign Familial Juvenile Epilepsy

Original price £48.00 - Original price £48.00
Original price
£48.00 - £48.00
Current price £48.00

Our DNA test for Benign Familial Juvenile Epilepsy is ideal for breeders and owners who want the reassurance of genetic health testing.

If you need more than two tests it is often more cost-effective to order the relevant breed package.


Benign Familial Juvenile Epilepsy (BFJE) is a neurological disease can cause seizures in puppies between three and 13 weeks of age. Symptoms can be very variable ranging from mild shivers to severe seizures. Genetically at-risk dogs may show no signs and severely affected dogs may live normally after signs have passed.

Benign Familial Juvenile Epilepsy is an autosomal recessive condition caused by a mutation in the LGI2 gene.


This test is also included in the following breed packages:


Scientific references:

Jokinen, T., Metsähonkala, L., Bergamasco, L., Viitmaa, R., Syrjä, P., Lohi, H., Snellman, M., Jeserevics, J. and Cizinauskas, S. (2007), Benign Familial Juvenile Epilepsy in Lagotto Romagnolo Dogs. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 21: 464-471

Seppälä, E. H., Jokinen, T. S., Fukata, M., Fukata, Y., Webster, M. T., Karlsson, E. K., Kilpinen, S. K., Steffen, F., Dietschi, E., Leeb, T., Eklund, R., Zhao, X., Rilstone, J. J., Lindblad-Toh, K., Minassian, B. A., & Lohi, H. (2011). LGI2 truncation causes a remitting focal epilepsy in dogs. PLoS genetics7(7), e1002194