Foresight Health® Polyneuropathy
Our Foresight Health® single test for Polyneuropathy 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.
Polyneuropathy is a neurological disorder which can cause nerve and muscle degeneration noticeable in the first two years of life. Affected dogs may fall or be unable to exercise, and may lose reflexes in the limbs. Abnormal gait and bark, noisy breathing, and eventual progression to an inability to walk may also be exhibited.
Polyneuropathy is an autosomal recessive condition caused by a mutation in the NDRG1 or ARHGEF10 gene.
This test is also included in the following Foresight Health® breed packages:
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