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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
genetest@optigen.com
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
VetGen@bizserve.com

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
penngen@vet.upenn.edu

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
akcchf@aol.com
http://www.akcchf.org

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