Narcolepsy is a disabling sleep disorder affecting humans and animals. The disease is characterized by daytime sleepiness, cataplexy and striking transitions from wakefulness into REM sleep.
A mutation in the gene encoding the receptor for hypocretin (orexin) receptor 2 was identified as the cause for canine narcolepsy.
Doberman Pinschers and Labrador Retrievers
Trait of inheritance
1-2 weeks 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.
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.