Foresight Health® Lafora's Disease


Our Foresight Health® single test for Lafora's Disease 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.


Lafora's Disease (LAF) is a progressive myoclonic epilepsy causing dramatic muscle movements known as myoclonic jerks. It generally develops later in life, around five years of age.

An autosomal recessive condition caused by a mutation in the NHLRC1 gene.


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


Scientific references:

Hajek I, Kettner F, Simerdova V, Rusbridge C, Wang P, Minassian BA, Palus V. NHLRC1 repeat expansion in two beagles with Lafora disease. J Small Anim Pract. 2016 Nov;57(11):650-652

Sainsbury R. DNA screening for Lafora's disease in miniature wire-haired dachshunds. Vet Rec. 2011 Sep 10;169(11):292

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