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Canine Coat and Nose Color Testing

C128-Canine Coat and Nose Color Test


Presence of black mask, even on black dogs or dogs with white markings occurring on the muzzle, and prediction of the chance this will occur in pups. At present, the coat colors black, fawn, Isabella, and brindle can not be distinguished by DNA testing.
Black mask is inherited as a dominant trait. It is not evident on black dogs or dogs with white markings on the muzzle, but they may carry this trait too. In dogs that have dilute colors, such as grey or grey brindle, the mask will be grey and difficult to detect.

Please select the color of your dog to determine possible genotypes:
Genotype Main Color Nose Color Hidden Color
EE black or fawn or brindle na none
EmEm black or fawn or brindle with mask na none
EmE black or fawn or brindle with mask na lack of mask
Any single tested allele - $55.00*
Each additional allele - $20.00*
* subject to HST for Canadian residents only.

Note: Mask gene (Em) is considered as an individual test, separate from other alleles in E locus.

To help you to calculate the proper amount, please review the following example:
Testing for 3 alleles - E, B, and D - should be calculated as $55 + $20 + $20 = $95.00.
The price will be automaticaly calculated during the process of ordering a sample collection kit.
The following sample(s) can be submitted for the testing:
1. Blood sample in a lavender top tube.
2. Cheek swabs. Sample collection kit online: Order a Sample Collection Kit
Test results are usually available in 10 from the moment the samples arrive at the laboratory. Test results can be reported by e-mail, fax, or by phone.
HealthGene will provide a certificate for each test result.