Myotonia congenita ""in Miniature Schnauzer

Myotonia congenita


This autosomal recessive inherited pathogenic condition affects skeletal muscle ion channels. Clinical signs are hypertrophic skeletal muscles and difficulty in rising after a period of rest. Also characteristic for this disorder is a stiff, lanky gait which can be improved by training and difficulties in swallowing as well as excess salivation. All affected miniature Schnauzers exhibit an abnormal set of teeth and overbite, sometimes also abnormal barking.


Miniature Schnauzer

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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