Sorry, we aren't taking any more orders this week.
We are flat out! We want to keep doing a good job for our clients so we've taken the step of capping the number of orders we accept. If we don't do this, the turnaround time for testing will keep getting longer and longer.
Orders for each new week open on Monday, Sydney time. We are working to find ways to test more samples every day, and we will increase the weekly cap as soon as we can.
In the mean time, have a look through our individual tests and panels (panels are groups of tests) to help decide what you want to test for.
Trapped neutrophil syndrome (TNS)
Trapped neutrophil syndrome (TNS) is a disorder that impacts the immune system. Dogs with TNS can show early infections starting at around six weeks of age, react badly to immunisation, or be smaller than their litter mates. They usually struggle with frequent or ongoing infections, and most end up being euthanised.
TNS is found in all lines of border collies and may also be present in working Kelpies due to interbreeding in the past.
TNS is an autosomal recessive disorder. Autosomal disorders are equally likely to affect male or female dogs, while "recessive" means that a dog needs to inherit the TNS mutation from both its parents to be affected.
Gene or region and technical reference
Gene: VPS13B (causative). Reference: Shearman and Wilton, 2011.
n. Test developed using artificial DNA and animal controls.
TNS. Test developed using artificial DNA and animal cases.
Panels: groups of tests that are often ordered together
This test is in the working dog core panel.