What do my results mean for an inherited disease tests?

Nearly all the DNA tests we offer for inherited diseases are for recessive conditions. When you are sent your results you will receive one of the results below.

 

CLEAR: These dogs have two copies of the normal gene and will not develop the condition as a result of the mutation we are testing for, although we cannot exclude the possibility they might develop a similar condition due to other causes or the effect of other, unidentified mutations.

CARRIER: these dogs have one copy of the mutation and one normal copy of DNA. These dogs will not develop the condition themselves as a result of the mutation but they will pass the mutation on to approximately 50% of their offspring.

AFFECTED: these dogs have two copies of the mutation causing disease and will almost certainly develop the conditon during their lifetime.

We cannot exclude the possibility that carriers might develop a similar condition due to other mutations they might carry that are not detected by this test.

If you are testing a dog you wish to breed from please see the Breeding possibilities and breeding with carriers posts.

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