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Canine Coat and Nose Color Testing

C128-Canine Coat and Nose Color Test


Pug occur in two basic colors: black and fawn. The gene that controls this difference is K. All Pugs have masks, even though they cannot be seen on the black dogs. Therefore all are EMEM genotype. At the agouti locus, all Pugs are ayay genotype. All Pugs have black nose leather and pads and are BB


The K gene has been identified in a collaborative research effort headed by Greg Barsh with input by Sheila Schmutz and others.

Please select the color of your dog to determine possible genotypes:
Genotype Main Color Nose Color Hidden Color
KbKb black black none
Kbky black black fawn
kyky fawn black none
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.