Genetic Testing Resources

from Veterinary Practice News, Vol. 14, No. 10, October 2002

One of the best ways to stay current on genetic testing is to visit te web sites of the major organizations offering genetic testing. These sites usually
include information about tests offered (including those at competing laboratories), fees, collection, disease information, trials and current research
projects.

OptiGen, LLC

Tests for:

  • canine leukocyte adhesion deficiency (CLAD),
  • congenital stationary night blindness (CSNB),
  • cystinuria,
  • myotonia congenital,
  • narcolepsy (NARC),
  • phosphofructokinase (PFK) deficiency,
  • various forms of progressive retinal atrophy and
  • pyruvate kinase (PK) deficiency.

Contact:

Cornell Business & Technology Park

767 Warren Road, Suite 300

Ithaca, NY 14850

607/257-0301

Fax: 607/257-0353

[email protected]

http://www.optigen.com

VetGen

Tests for:

  • color,
  • copper toxicosis,
  • phosphofructokinase (PFK) deficiency,
  • progressive retinal atrophy (rcd1-PRA)
  • pyruvate kinase (PK) deficiency,
  • renal dysplasia
  • severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) and
  • von Willebrand’s disease (vWd)

Contact:

3728 Plaza Drive, Suite 1

Ann Arbor, MI 48108

734/669-8440 or 800/483-8436

fax: 734/669-8441

[email protected]

PennGen

Tests for:

  • cystinuria,
  • fucosidosis,
  • glycogenosis (GSD) type IV,
  • mannosidosis
  • mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) VI (arylsulfatase B deficiency),
  • mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) VII (B-glucuronidase deficiency),
  • myotonia congenital,
  • phosphofructokinase (PFK) deficiency,
  • pyruvate kinase (PK) deficiency and
  • severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID)

Contact:

Services of the Section of Medical Genetics

School of Veterinary Medicine

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6010

215/898-3375

[email protected]

Veterinary Genetics Laboratory

Tests for:

  • color,
  • freemartin
  • hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (HYPP) and
  • lethal white overo.

Contact:

1 Shields Avenue

Davis, CA 95616-8744

530/752-2211

fax: 530/752-3556

The American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation

The AKC Canine Health Foundation also offers information on pending and completed grants regarding genetic research.

Contact:

251 W. Garfield Road, Suite 160

Aurora, OH 44202-8856

888/682-9696

fax: 330/995-0806

[email protected]

http://www.akcchf.org

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