Foresight Health® Sensory Ataxic Neuropathy


Our Foresight Health® single test for Sensory Ataxic Neuropathy 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.


Sensory Ataxic Neuropathy (SAN) is a progressive neurological disorder which results in uncoordinated movements, abnormal posture, and reduced spinal reflexes. Symptoms may become severe enough for euthanasia. It can affect both males and females, but is only passed on through the maternal line.

An mitochondrial inherited condition caused by a mutation in the tRNA-Tyr gene.


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


Scientific references:

Baranowska I, Jäderlund KH, Nennesmo I, Holmqvist E, Heidrich N, Larsson NG, Andersson G, Wagner EG, Hedhammar A, Wibom R, Andersson L. Sensory ataxic neuropathy in golden retriever dogs is caused by a deletion in the mitochondrial tRNATyr gene. PLoS Genet. 2009 May;5(5):e1000499

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