Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD)

(Alaskan Malamute, Old English Sheepdog) more
Disease
autosomal recessive
Breed
Border Collie, Old English Sheepdog
Heredity
Primary ciliary dyskinesia is characterized by recurrent infections of the respiratory tract as well as reduced male fertility. The underlying cause is a motility defect in the respiratory cilia responsible for airway clearance and in the flagella responsible for propelling sperm cells.
Test duration
TaqMan SNP Assay (Old English Sheepdog); sequencing (Alaskan Malamute)
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