Canine DNA Screen

Advanced Genomics Testing for your Dog’s Health

Profile. Diagnose. Manage.

Use genomic testing to profile, identify, diagnose, manage, and prevent genetic disorders in dogs

Harness rapid advances in genomics

For diagnosis, management and prevention of genetic diseases in canines

Around 400 hereditary diseases known in canines are caused by mutations in 19,000 genes spread across 78 chromosomes. Until now, lab tests are ordered only after symptoms are observed, for a given suspected disease. This leaves little scope for prevention or management as the disease is already set in. Today, genomics allows us to identify hundreds of diseases in advance, at a time, in a single lab test. This makes it possible to profile the pets in advance, take preventive measures, and provide better care for the pet.

How does Genetic Testing help you?

> Accurate diagnosis

Identify most commonly prevalent genetic diseases associated with the pet and understand future risks

> Disease management

Profiling for diseases in advance gives more time for management of diseases before they set in

> Trait information

Genetic markers help you identify traits of the breed such as coat color, type, hair length and tail

> Personalized Pet Care

Design your pet diet, environment and care based on specific risks identified in the test

> Better breeding

Identifies carrier status for diseases, allows choice of right parents to reduce disease risk in pups

Canine Genomics at GeneTech

> Canine DNA Screen – what does it offer?

GeneTech’s Canine DNA Screen genetic panel is based on Thermofisher’s Canine Disorders and Traits Panel which was developed based on extensive research in Canine Genomics and Veterinary Science. It offers screening for all diseases recommended by ISAG (International Society for Animal Genetics) and more.

The panel identifies gene variants that are associated with 136 common inherited conditions in different dog breeds. It also provides information on 18 different breed traits like coat color, coat type, hair type, hair length, tail length, and so on.

Disease and trait information is crucial for modern dog breeding programs. As carrier status is also reported, breeders can use the test to choose the right parents without any carrier risks for breeding.

> What is the turn around time for the report?

The report will be delivered in 2-3 weeks

> What sample should be sent for testing?

2ml blood in EDTA vacutainer – OR – Swab collected using GeneTech supplied swab kit. 

List of disorders tested in the Canine DNA Screen genomic panel

Achromatopsia (cone degeneration)
Hemeralopia, AMAL & GSPT


Alopecia, colour mutant

Amelogenesis imperfecta

Ataxia, cerebellar, ATP1B2-related

Ataxia, cerebellar, KCNJ10-related

Ataxia, cerebellar, progressive

Ataxia, spinocerebellar

Bleeding disorder
Due to P2RY12 defect


C3 deficiency

Cerebellar abiotrophy

Cerebellar cortical degeneration
Hungarian Vizsla

Cerebellar hypoplasia

Disproportionate short-limbed

Ciliary dyskinesia, primary

Cone-rod dystrophy Type 1, 2 & 3

Craniomandibular osteopathy

Cystinuria, type I – A, type II – A & B

Degenerative myelopathy
Dental hypomineralization

Dwarfism, pituitary

Ectodermal dysplasia

Epilepsy, benign familial juvenile

Factor VII deficiency

Gallbladder mucoceles

Gangliosidosis, G M1

Gangliosidosis, GM1 (Alaskan Husky)

Gangliosidosis, GM1-PWD, GM2- II


Glaucoma, primary open angle

Glycogen storage dis Ia, II, IIIa & VII

Golden Retriever PRA 2

Haemophilia B
Hyperkeratosis, epidermolytic

Hyperkeratosis, palmoplantar


Of the central nervous system


Ichthyosis, ASPRV1-related

Ichthyosis, Golden Retriever

Ichthyosis, SLC27A4-related

Intestinal cobalamin malabsorption

Krabbe disease


Leber congenital amaurosis
(congenital stationary night blindness)

Lens luxation

Leukocyte adhesion deficiency I & III

Macular corneal dystrophy

Menkes disease

Mucopolysaccharidosis IIIa & VII

Multifocal retinopathy 1, 2 & 3

Muscular dystrophy, Duchenne type

Muscular hypertrophy
(double muscling)

Musladin-Lueke syndrome

Myasthenic syndrome, congenital

Myopathy, Great Dane


Myotubular myopathy 1


Neonatal encephalopathy
With seizures

Nephritis, X-linked

Neuroaxonal dystrophy

Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis
Types 1, 10, 12, 4A, 5, 6 and 8

Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Osteogenesis imperfecta, type III

Osteogenesis imperfecta Dachshund

Persistent Mullerian duct syndrome

Polycystic kidney disease



Polyneuropathy, ARHGEF10-related

Polyneuropathy, NDRG1-related

Polyneuropathy, RAB3GAP1-related

Prekallikrein deficiency

Progressive retinal atrophy

Progressive retinal atrophy, Basenji

Progressive retinal atrophy CNGA1-related

Pyruvate dehydrogenase deficiency

Pyruvate kinase deficiency
Of erythrocyte

Renal cystadenocarcinoma
Nodular dermatofibrosis

Rod-cone dysplasia – Types 1, 1a & 3

Scott Syndrome

Severe combined immunodeficiency
Autosomal & X-linked

Severe combined immunodeficiency
T cell -ve, B cell -ve, NK cell +ve

Skeletal dysplasia 2 (Sd2)




Trapped Neutrophil Syndrome

Tremor, X-linked


Vitamin D-deficiency rickets, type II

Von Willebrand disease
Types I, II and III

Wilson disease