Foresight Health® Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa


Our Foresight Health® single test for Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa is ideal for breeders and owners who want the reassurance of genetic health testing.

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.


Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (DEB) is a skin disease present from birth, causing fragile skin. Fragile skin is easily aggravated into blisters and ulcers which can become infected. After around eight months skin blisters tend to disappear but mouth ulcers can last into adulthood.

An autosomal recessive condition caused by a mutation in the COL7A1 gene.


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


Scientific references:

Palazzi X, Marchal T, Chabanne L, Spadafora A, Magnol JP, Meneguzzi G. Inherited dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa in inbred dogs: A spontaneous animal model for somatic gene therapy. J Invest Dermatol. 2000 Jul;115(1):135-7

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