Labrador Panel - Genetic Testing

Paw Print Genetics is based in the US in Spokane, Washington.

In our opinion, if you come across any breeder who says genetic health testing is a scam, don’t walk but RUN FAR IN THE OTHER DIRECTION! You cannot tell if a dog is a genetic carrier of a disease by just looking at them! Two carriers paired together will produce pups that will have that disease.

These are the tests Paw Print Genetics performs for the Labrador Retriever breed.

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Centronuclear myopathy
Aliases: Hereditary myopathy of the Labrador Retriever, Type II muscle fiber deficiency, CNM

Degenerative myelopathy
Aliases: Canine degenerative myelopathy, DM

Exercise-induced collapse
Aliases: EIC

Hereditary nasal parakeratosis
Aliases: HNPK

Progressive retinal atrophy, Progressive rod-cone degeneration

Retinal dysplasia/Oculoskeletal dysplasia 1
Aliases: Dwarfism with retinal dysplasia 1, Inherited retinal dysplasia, Oculoskeletal dysplasia 1, Retinal dysplasia, DRD1, OSD1, RD, RD/OSD

Skeletal dysplasia 2
Aliases: Dwarfism, SD2

Labrador Retriever Supplemental Panel

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Cystinuria (Labrador Retriever type)
Aliases: Type IA cystinuria

Aliases: Urolithiasis, HUU

Myotubular myopathy 1
Aliases: X-linked myotubular myopathy, MTM1, XLMTM

Narcolepsy (Labrador Retriever type)

Progressive retinal atrophy, Cone-rod dystrophy 4
Aliases: Progressive retinal atrophy – cord1, Progressive retinal atrophy – crd4, Progressive retinal atrophy – crd4/cord1, PRA-cord1, PRA-crd4, PRA-crd4/cord1

Progressive retinal atrophy, Golden Retriever 2
Aliases: GR-PRA2

Pyruvate kinase deficiency (Labrador Retriever type)
Aliases: Pyruvate kinase deficiency of erythrocytes, PK deficiency

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