Foresight Health® Neonatal Cerebellar Cortical Degeneration


Our Foresight Health® single test for Neonatal Cerebellar Cortical Degeneration 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.


Neonatal Cerebellar Cortical Degeneration (NCCD) causes uncoordinated movement and lack of balance starting around three weeks of age. It can also cause head and leg tremors and difficulty walking. Progression is slow but there is no recovery.

An autosomal recessive condition caused by a mutation in the SPTBN2 gene.


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


Scientific references:

Forman OP, De Risio L, Stewart J, Mellersh CS, Beltran E. Genome-wide mRNA sequencing of a single canine cerebellar cortical degeneration case leads to the identification of a disease associated SPTBN2 mutation. BMC Genet. 2012 Jul 10;13:55

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