Foresight Health® Cobalamin Malabsorption

£42.00

Our Foresight Health® single test for Cobalamin Malabsorption 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.

Description

Cobalamin Malabsorption or Imerslund-Grasbeck Syndrome (IGS) is an inability of the intestine to properly absorb B12 which is needed for cell growth and in the nervous system. Early signs include a loss of appetite and energy, and abnormal growth.

Imerslund-Grasbeck Syndrome is an autosomal recessive condition caused by a mutation in the CUBN gene.

Breeds

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

 

Scientific references:

Kather S, Grützner N, Kook PH, Dengler F, Heilmann RM. Review of cobalamin status and disorders of cobalamin metabolism in dogs. J Vet Intern Med. 2020 Jan;34(1):13-28

He Q, Fyfe JC, Schäffer AA, Kilkenney A, Werner P, Kirkness EF, Henthorn PS. Canine Imerslund-Gräsbeck syndrome maps to a region orthologous to HSA14q. Mamm Genome. 2003 Nov;14(11):758-64

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