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Canine Coat and Nose Color Testing

C128-Canine Coat and Nose Color Test
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel


Cavalier King Charles Spaniel occur in four colors: black-and-tan, tricolor, ruby, and blenheim. Two genes are responsible for these colors.
All Cavaliers are at/at but black-and-tan is only visible in the presence of at least one E allele. The e/e genotype causes ruby or blenheim because it masks the at/at genotype. Cavaliers with an e/e genotype and no white markings are called ruby, but those with white markings are called blenheim instead of ruby-and-white.
Cavaliers that are black-and-tan with white markings are tricolor. White markings are inherited as an automosomal recessive so dogs with white must be sp/sp.
Cavaliers in most countries are not brown. If pertinent, they could be tested for the b alleles at additional charge of $20.00.

Please select the color of your dog to determine possible genotypes:
Genotype Main Color Nose Color Hidden Color
spspee blenheim na none
SSee ruby na none
Sspee ruby na white markings
spspEE tricolor na none
spspEe tricolor na ruby
SSEE black-and-tan na none
SspEE black-and-tan na white markings
SSEe black-and-tan na ruby
SspEe black-and-tan na ruby, white markings
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 Business Days 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.