A primary open angle glaucoma is a genetic dysfunction of the connective tissue in the eye. Thereby, the aqueous fluid is blocked and the pressure of the eyeball rises. Ultimately, the optic nerve and the retina are damaged leading from partial to complete blindness. Symptoms include widened pupils, red eyeballs, cloudy cornea and increased eye pressure. Raising eye-pressure causes pain, which leads to the dog loses it's appetite, scratches the eyes, rubbing it's head on walls and exhibit aggressive behaviour. Early diagnosis allows treatment in decreasing the eye-pressure constantly and thereby preventing damage on the optic nerve and retina.
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.