Foresight Health® Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis
Our Foresight Health® single test for Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis 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.
Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis (HNPK) causes a dry, rough, and crusty nose which can sometimes crack painfully. Affected dogs are otherwise healthy but the must be continually treated to prevent excessive dryness.
An autosomal recessive condition caused by a mutation in the SUV39H2 gene.
This test is also included in the following Foresight Health® breed packages:
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