Foresight Health® Myotonia Congenita


Our Foresight Health® single test for Myotonia Congenita 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.


Myotonia Congenita (MC) is a muscle disorder which causes muscles to remain contracted after use. This usually shows when puppies start to walk with a stiff and uncoordinated gait but doesn't seem to cause pain and affected dogs usually have a normal lifespan.

An autosomal recessive condition caused by a mutation in the CLCN1 gene.


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


Scientific references:

Finnigan DF, Hanna WJ, Poma R, Bendall AJ. A novel mutation of the CLCN1 gene associated with myotonia hereditaria in an Australian cattle dog. J Vet Intern Med. 2007 May-Jun;21(3):458-63

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