Foresight Health® Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Phosphate Deficiency


Our Foresight Health® single test for Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Phosphate Deficiency 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.


Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Phosphate Deficiency causes exercise intolerance and lactic acid build up. Affected dogs may walk slowly and rest often, and can be treated with exercise restriction and a high fat diet.

An autosomal recessive condition caused by a mutation in the PDP1 gene.


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


Scientific references:

Cameron JM, Maj MC, Levandovskiy V, MacKay N, Shelton GD, Robinson BH. Identification of a canine model of pyruvate dehydrogenase phosphatase 1 deficiency. Mol Genet Metab. 2007 Jan;90(1):15-23

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