Fucosidosisis a hereditary disease that can be tested with a DNA test. Fucosidosis is an inherited lysosomal storage disorder caused by a deficiency of the α-L-fucosidase enzyme. This enzyme is responsible for the removal of fucose sub-units from glycoconjugates. Affected dogs will have impaired central nervous system function, which can manifest as mental and motor deterioration, growth retardation and an increased inclination to recurrent infections. First significant symptoms usually manifest at approximately 12-17 months and severe decline in neurological function set in between 18-23 months of age.

Inheritance: autosomal recessiveread more

Mutation:  FUCA1  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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