Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) - Schnauzer

Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) - Schnauzeris a hereditary disease which can be tested with a DNA test. Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a hereditary myocardial disease, characterised by an enlarged heart that does not function properly. This often leads to congestive heart failure and sudden cardiac death. Symptoms include increased heart rate, fainting, pale gums, breathing difficulties, exercise intolerance and loss of appetite. The condition is known to present itself in young-adult onset between 10 14 months of age.

Inheritance: autosomal recessive - read more

Mutation: RBM20 gene

Genetic test: The method used for genetic testing is extremely accurate and allows complete differentiation between affected animals, carriers, and healthy dogs. DNA testing can be done at any age.

Disease control: read more

DNA test sample: EDTA whole blood (1.0 ml) or buccal swabs. Detailed information about sampling can be found here.


48.80 €

  • You can order free sampling kit.
  • Only one sample is required for each animal, even if you order several tests.
  • Samples are stored for the option to order additional tests.
  • We offer expert assistance in interpreting the results.
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