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Animal Genetics offers DNA testing and detection
of the gene mutation responsible for Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis
in the English Setter breed only.
US per sample.
Collect sample using buccal swabs provided by
Animal Genetics. Ensure that the dog has not eaten within a few
hours of sample collection. Any food particles can inhibit the test.
Rub each of the swabs along the inside of the dog's mouth for 10-15
seconds, and allow the swabs to dry thoroughly. Label the provided
envelope with the dog's name, and place the swab inside it. Download
and complete a submission form for each sample and send along with
payment to Animal Genetics for testing.
Results are given using the following symbolic
dog carries two copies of the mutant gene and is homozygous
for NCL. The dog will display symptoms associated with the disorder,
and will always pass on a copy of the mutation to any offspring.
the normal and mutant copies of the gene detected. The dog is
a carrier for NCL, and could pass on either allele to any offspring.
negative for the NCL mutation.