Instructions and Questionnaires for Submitting a Blood Sample

for Affected and Unaffected Dogs

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*Bearded Collie*Great Dane*Leonberger*Portuguese Water Dog*Standard Poodle*West Highland White Terrier*


 Download Blood Sample Instructions and Questionnaire for affected and unaffected dogs




*Belgian Tervuren*Belgian Sheepdog*English Mastiff*Giant Schnauzer*Miniature Poodle*Standard Poodle*Toy Poodle*


Download Blood Sample Instructions and Questionnaire for affected and unaffected dogs


Blood Samples


Although we continue to collect DNA from buccal swab samples, newer research technologies prefer DNA extracted from blood samples.  Thus, we are seeking blood samples from affected and unaffected dogs.  Affected dogs with veterinary diagnosis can be submitted from dogs of any age.  For unaffected dogs, we especially need samples from dogs over the age of 7 years old that are free from the disease.


There is no fee for participating in this study although the owner bears the cost of blood collection and shipping of the sample to the laboratory. Some veterinarians may collect and ship samples at no charge for research purposes – please check with your veterinarian. 


In the event that your dog’s DNA from the blood sample is used directly in the development of a commercially available diagnostic test developed by this laboratory, the results of the test for that dog will be provided at no cost upon your written request following the availability of that commercial test.

If you would prefer to only submit a buccal swab sample, please click here,

otherwise download the blood sample submission instructions.