Laboratory of Comparative Medical Genetics



The Laboratory of Comparative Medical Genetics provides genetic testing of inherited disorders in dogs and cats for members of the public on a fee-for-service basis. We also provide genetic counseling as needed. We only do tests which we ourselves have developed for disorders we characterized and have published in the scientific literature. Remember, the disease-causing mutations and, therefore, the tests are breed-specific. We will mail you a cheek brush sampling kit upon request, and a sample submission form for each test is available by following the links below. Inquiries should be emailed to fyfe@msu.edu.
 

Dogs

Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) malabsorption with proteinuria (aka I-GS) in border collies.
Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) malabsorption with proteinuria (aka I-GS) in beagles.

Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) malabsorption with proteinuria (aka I-GS) in giant schnauzers (inquire).
Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) malabsorption with proteinuria (aka I-GS) in Australian shepherds (inquire).
Congenital h
ypothyroidism with goiter (aka CHG) in toy fox and rat terriers.
Congenital hypothyroidism with goiter (aka CHG) in Spanish water dogs.
Congenital hypothyroidism with goiter (aka CHG) in Tenterfield terriers.

Congenital hypothyroidism with goiter (aka CHG) in French bulldogs (inquire).
Glycogen storage disease, type IIIa (aka GSD IIIa) in curly coated retrievers.
Growth hormone deficiency in Tibetan terriers (inquire).


Cats

Spinal muscular atrophy (aka SMA) in Maine coon cats.
Glycogen storage disease type IV (aka GSD IV) in Norwegian forest cats (inquire).

 
One can also search for other tests provided by other laboratories at the website http://research.vet.upenn.edu/WSAVA-LabSearch.