Foresight Health® Fucosidosis


Our Foresight Health® single test for Fucosidosis 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.


Fucosidosis (FUCO) is a lysosomal storage disease which affects an enzyme during metabolism. Signs often start around six months with loss of balance, changes in temperament, deafness, blindness, and weight loss. Affected dogs are usually euthanised within a few years.

An autosomal recessive condition caused by a mutation in the FUCA1 gene.


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


Scientific references:

Skelly BJ, Sargan DR, Winchester BG, Smith MO, Herrtage ME, Giger U. Genomic screening for fucosidosis in English Springer Spaniels. Am J Vet Res. 1999 Jun;60(6):726-9

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