BREEDERS DIRECT Order Swabs

dog

cat

products

O-Store

Elliptocytosis (B-spectrin) Overview

Elliptocytosis (B-spectrin)
US$ 75.00 RRP
US$ 67.50 REGISTERED USER PRICE
ADD TO CART

Category: Haemolymphatic (Associated with the Circulatory System)

Gene: SPTB on Chromosome 10

Variant Detected: Base Substitution C>T

Severity: Scale 3 has a moderate degree of severity, as it is not a fatal disease, though it can decrease the quality of life.

Mode of Inheritance: Autosomal Dominant

Test Overview: Canine elliptocytosis is a rare inherited blood disorder. Normal red blood cells are round in shape but red blood cells in affected dogs appear oval-shaped and can have serrated edges. An affected dog may present with mild Anemia and may be smaller than its littermates. Severe health complications have not been reported in affected dogs

Research Citation(s): Vet Clin Pathol. 2009 Mar; 38(1):52-8. [PubMed: 19228356]

Associated Breed(s): Labradoodle ,  Labrador Retriever,  Standard Poodle,  Mixed Breed,  Australian Labradoodle ,  Australian Cobberdog,