Foresight Health® Lysosomal Storage Disease
Our Foresight Health® single test for Lysosomal Storage 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.
Lysosomal Storage Disease (LSD), sometimes called Lagotto Storage Disease, is a disease which affects an enzyme during metabolism of cellular material and affects the nervous system. This causes abnormal gate, lessened reflexes, weak limbs, and behavioural changes. The disease progresses at different speeds, and results in euthanasia for quality of life purposes.
An autosomal recessive condition caused by a mutation in the ATG4D gene.
This test is also included in the following Foresight Health® breed packages:
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