DNA Inherited Disease Testing
DDC Veterinary is offering fast, affordable DNA Testing for the following inherited diseases.
Uric Acid DNA Test (Hyperuricosuria)
Hyperuricosuria, or elevated uric acid level in the urine, is inherited as an autosomal recessive disorder and is characterized by the formation of bladder stones and occasional kidney stones.
Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) in Canine Breeds
DM is a degenerative disease of the spinal cord, characterized by muscle weakness in the hind limbs eventually leading to paraplegia.
Centronuclear Myopathy in Labrador Retrievers
An inherited autosomal recessive disorder and is characterized by muscle weakness and exercise intolerance.
Cystinuria in Newfoundlands
A metabolic disorder that can cause stones in the urinary tract.
Phosphofructokinase Deficiency (PFK) in English Springer Spaniel and Cocker Spaniel
A metabolic disorder that prevents glucose from being converted into available energy, leading to muscle disease and sometimes anemia in affected animals.
Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (PK) in West Highland Terriers
A defect in red blood cells that leads to anemia and liver failure.