Foresight Health® Malignant Hyperthermia


Our Foresight Health® single test for Malignant Hyperthermia 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.


Malignant Hyperthermia (MH) is a reaction whilst under general anaesthesia which causes a progressive increase in body temperature, increased heart rate, renal failure, and death.

An autosomal dominant condition caused by a mutation in the RYR1 gene.


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


Scientific references:

Roberts MC, Mickelson JR, Patterson EE, Nelson TE, Armstrong PJ, Brunson DB, Hogan K. Autosomal dominant canine malignant hyperthermia is caused by a mutation in the gene encoding the skeletal muscle calcium release channel (RYR1). Anesthesiology. 2001 Sep;95(3):716-25

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