Foresight Health® Congenital Hypothyroidism

£42.00

Our Foresight Health® single test for Congenital Hypothyroidism with Goiter 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

Congenital Hypothyroidism with Goiter (CHG) is an endocrine issue due to abnormal thyroid development. It can cause delayed growth (dwarfism) and development, and can progress to be lethal if not caught and treated early.

An autosomal recessive condition caused by a mutation in the TPO gene.

Breeds

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

 

Scientific references:

Fyfe JC, Lynch M, Olsen J, Louёr E. A thyroid peroxidase (TPO) mutation in dogs reveals a canid-specific gene structure. Mamm Genome. 2013 Apr;24(3-4):127-33

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