Imerslund-Gräsbeck syndrome " "(IGS) ""in Beagle and Border Collie

Imerslund-Gräsbeck syndrome (IGS)


Imerslunf-Gräsbeck Syndrome (IGS) is characterised by malabsorption of Vitamin B12. Lack of cobalamin leads to changes in the hematopoietic system (such as megaloblastic anemia) and to neurological symptoms due to irreversible damage of the brain and nervous system.
IGS can be managed by supplementation with regular doses of cobalamin.


Beagle, Border Collie

Trait of inheritance


Test duration

3-5 days after arrival of the sample in the lab


The DNA test is performed out of EDTA blood or buccal swabs. Required swabs can be ordered free of charge. (Buccal swab order-form). If a swab is sent in, possibly the genetic material is not sufficient to run the test. In this case it would be best to send in an EDTA blood sample.

Testing procedure

Please send in your sample together with the lab order genetic. Results will be transmitted optionally via post, fax or email. After completion of the test you will receive a separate invoice. Payment can be made via credit card or bank transfer.
Breeding club discounts apply if a copy of the membership card is sent together with the respective samples. Due to administrative reasons the invoiced price can not be altered subsequently.


Please contact our molecular biology team for further questions.

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D-97688 Bad Kissingen

Telefon: +49 (0)971 72020
Fax: +49 (0)971 68546


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