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Maine Coon Special offer:
8 DNA tests for just £84.95 incl VAT
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4 Bengal Specific DNA tests for just £72.00 incl VAT
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4 Breed Specific DNA tests for just £72.00 incl VAT
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4 Breed Specific DNA tests for just £72.00 incl VAT
Burmese DNA bundle (Hypokalemia (BHK) + Head Defect + Gangliosidosis (GM2) + Blood Groups

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5 Breed Specific DNA tests for just £72.00 incl VAT
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5 Breed Specific DNA tests for just £72.00 incl VAT
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5 Breed Specific DNA tests for just £72.00 incl VAT
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4 Breed Specific DNA tests for just £72.00 incl VAT
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Laboklin at the Supreme Cat Show 2023
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September 2023



Laboklin at the

GCCF Supreme Cat Show

Saturday 21st October 2023

Stoneleigh Park

Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2LZ

10 % Show Discount

on samples submitted at the show

Dear Breeder

We are pleased to announce that LABOKLIN will be at the GCCF Supreme Cat Show on Saturday 21st October 2023 and we look forward to seeing you there.

Meet the experts

We are pleased to announce that our feline genetics expert Nadine Gänstaller will be at the show and will be very pleased to answer any questions or queries you have.

We always talk on the phone, by email or even via facebook, however, at the GCCF we are very excited to meet you in person and to answer any questions you have, please stop by and say hi.

The Show offer

10% discount on all DNA tests submitted at the GCCF Supreme Cat Show! and this offer includes our Breed Specific DNA Bundles which are already heavily discounted.

How to submit a sample at the GCCF show:

  1. Bring your cat to our stand: we will take a DNA sample for your genetic test, all you need to do is complete the order form and pay the fees. Or,
  2. If you don't want to wait in the queue, or if you are attending the show without your cats, you can prepare your sample in advance and bring it together with the attached order form with you to our stand. You can order a free DNA testing kit on our website, click on the following link to order:

    Request sample materials

    We will send you a testing kit which also contains order form and instructions on how to take DNA sample from the mouth. Prepare your sample up to a week before your planned visit, just hand the sample to us at the show.

  3. If you prefer to use blood for your test, ask your vet to collect 0.5-1 ml of whole blood in EDTA blood tube, bring it together with the completed order form (click here to download the show discounted form)  to the show, just hand it to us. (you can order free EDTA blood tube from our website http://www.laboklin.co.uk )

Please note we will only accept Cash, Cheques or Postal Orders at the show. If you wish to pay by card, you can complete the card payment section on the order form. Paypal payments must be made in advance.

Turnaround: 1-3 weeks for the majority of tests from Monday 23rd October

The attached order form will only be accepted at the GCCF Supreme Cat Show 2023.

If you have any questions, please email info@laboklin.co.uk or ring 0161 2823066.

We look forward to seeing you

Kind regards

The Laboklin Team

Laboratory For Veterinary Diagnostics
Unit 20
Wheel Forge Way
Trafford Park
M17 1EH

Tel: 0161 282 3066




coming soon Feline XXL bundle

our most comprehensive feline genetic bundle at discounted price




Coming soon, our Feline XXL DNA bundle is a large collection of genetic tests designed to unlock the secrets of your cat?s health and other traits. This extraordinary bundle combines a diverse range of tests carefully selected to reveal fascinating insights about your cat?s genetic makeup and genetic predispositions. And the best part? It will be available at a great price.

The new, comprehensive LABOGenetics XXL Cat package examines over 50 genetic variants . You will receive information about hereditary diseases, genetic risk factors, coat colors and coat characteristics. And of course your animal's genetic blood group shouldn't is of course also included - for cats of all breeds and mixes!

This new package is of interest to everyone, whether you keep cats, breed them or are a vet.

  • For breeders: Make informed breeding decisions, improve the genetic health of your breed and breed healthier offspring.
  • For cat owners: Gain insights into your cat's genetics and uncover possible health risks.
  • For vets: Improve your diagnosis and treatment plans with valuable genetic information, enabling better care for your cat patients.
  • For breeding clubs: Provide your club members with advanced genetic testing and support responsible breeding practices.


Cerebellar Ataxia ( CA1 )

Belgian Shepherd



Belgian Shepherd

Cerebellar Ataxia (CA1) is caused by an autosomal recessive variant in the RALGAPA1 gene, which has been identified in the Belgian Shepherd breeds.

Affected puppies develop cerebellar dysfunction and are less active and alert compared to healthy littermates. The puppies show a wide-based stance and ataxic gait, exaggerated gait movements as well as stumbling, staggering and intention tremor of the head. Mild proprioceptive deficits can also be detected and the occulovestibular response seems to be normal to reduced. Clinical examinations of cerebrospinal fluid and blood remain unremarkable.

CA1 has an early onset of around 4 weeks of age, when the activity and mobility of the puppies increases. In some cases, the cerebellar symptoms were slowly progressive, requiring the puppies to be euthanized due to the severity of the symptoms at the age of 5 weeks. In other cases, the clinical signs were stable until the age of 11 week and the dogs reached adulthood without obvious worsening of the symptoms.

cost £48.00

more information is available on the following link:


Progressive Retinal Atrophy MERTKA /

Retinopathy (MERTKA-PRA)

Swedish Vallhund


MERTKA-PRA is a new and unique form of PRA characterized by the multifocal appearance of red and brown discoloration of the tapetal fundus followed over time by thinning of the retina.

Electroretinography revealed a gradual loss of both rod and cone photoreceptor-mediated function in later stages of the disease. In the few dogs that suffered from pronounced vision loss, night-blindness occurred first in later stage, followed by decreased day-vision in the stage that follows. Histologic examinations confirmed the loss of photoreceptor cells in the late stage, and this was associated with the accumulation of autofluorescent material in the adjacent retinal pigment epithelium

A mutation in the MERTK gene was identified in the Swedish Vallhund (Västgötaspets) breed which associated with MERTK-PRA. The age of onset and severity of symptoms varies, and there is a large variability in the age of diagnosis (as early as 1.1 years and as late as 12.6 years) have been reported.

cost £48.00

more information is available on the following link:


Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD)

in Dachshunds


Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD) is an inherited neuro-muscular disease affecting Dachshunds. Affected dogs show clinical signs including exercise intolerance, stiff gait, progressive weakness, the presence of an excess amount of myoglobin in the urine (myoglobinuria) which is due to muscle breakdown releasing a high amount of myoglobin in the blood, as well as difficulty in swallowing food (dysphagia) and aspiration pneumonia.

Markedly and persistently elevated serum creatine kinase (CK) activities can be measured in blood examinations. The symptoms appeared in young adult animals, approximately starting at the age of 7-17 months.

A mutation in the sarcoglycan alpha subunit (SGCA) gene has been identified as associated with Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD) in the Dachshund breed..


cost £48.00

more information is available on the following link:

feline DNA bundles

more feline DNA bundles are now available

more breeds are now covered by our popular DNA bundles

Coat colours in cats


We continue to expand our range of breed specific DNA bundles for cats to cover more breeds. Each bundle includes the most relevant DNA tests for the breed at a discounted price.

all prices including VAT

more bundles available on the following link


Delayed Postoperative Hemorrhage (DEPOH)


Scottish Deerhound

Also known as 'Delayed Bleeding Syndrome or hyperfibrinolysis

Delayed postoperative hemorrhage (DEPOH) is recognized as an important health problem in certain breeds, including Scottish deerhounds.

Signs of abnormal bleeding ranged from severe skin bruising around the surgical site to frank oozing of blood from the wound.

It is important to point out that this is a disorder of clot stability, not the hemostatic clot formation . In affected dogs, bleeding is usually (but not always) delayed, typically starting within 24?48 hours after surgery or major trauma. This is due to reduced alpha-2 antiplasmin activity (hyperfibinolysis) resulting in premature lot dissolution.

DEPOH can be prevented or treated with antifibrinolytic drugs such as EACA (Epsilon-aminocaproic acid) or tranexamic acid.

DEPOH is a totally separate problem from Factor VII Deficiency ? in fact, it is possible for a dog to be affected with both problems.

cost £48.00

more information is available on the following link:


Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM)


Manchester Terrier

Dilated cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle, which leads to dilation and enlargement of the heart's left ventricle (the heart's main pumping chamber) and consequently the heart becomes weaker and unable to pump blood effectively.

cost £48.00

more information is available on the following link:


Squamous cell carcinoma of the digit / toe



Giant Schnauzer and Poodle .

Squamous cell carcinoma of the digit (SCCD) is a breed specific nail bed skin cancer with increased risk found in black dogs such as Standard Poodles and Giant Schnauzers. It is a form of skin cancer; more specifically it is a malignant tumour in the epidermal cells of the skin.

SCCD is strongly association with dark coat colors in a number of breeds. Black Standard poodle dogs are at high risk for SCCD, but light coloured dogs, including white and cream are, known to be, unaffected. Although the light colored Standard Poodles have the causal variant at the same frequency as the black Standard Poodles, they do not get the cancer because it is thought that the mutation that is associated with the light coat colour prevents the SCCD causal variant from increasing risk of SCCD.

Squamous cell carcinomas in dogs often appear as a white skin mass or a raised lump on the skin, in the nail beds of the toes, or in the mouth. The mass may bleed or ulcerate as the condition progresses. In dogs, squamous cell carcinomas are the most frequently diagnosed carcinomas.

At the moment we can only accept blood in EDTA blood tubes for this test - We cannot accept swabs.

cost £48.00

more information is available on the following link:


Sphynx DNA bundle has been updated AGAIN!

now both genetic blood groups and HCM4 are included



The bundle now includes the following tests

    1. Hypokalemia / Familial Episodic Hypokalaemic Polymyopathy (BHK)
    2. Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome (CMS) / Hereditary Myopathy
    3. HCM4 ( Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy HCM 4) in Sphynx
    4. Genetic Blood groups in cats

cost £72.00

more information is available on the following link:


Paroxysmal Exercise-Induced Dyskinesia (PED)



Weimaraner DNA tests

Paroxysmal Exercise-Induced Dyskinesia (PED) is a progressive genetic disorder characterised by dyskinetic episodes triggered mainly by exercise and stress. Symptoms include generalised ataxia, lack of coordination and balance resulting in a an exaggerated 'goose-stepping' gait, called hypermetria where the dog overreach the intended location. Increased muscle tone can be seen in all limbs as well as abnormal muscle tone, and mild tremors. In severe cases, the dog will lose its ability to walk. Episodes vary in duration from minutes or hours.

cost £48.00

more information is available on the following link:


more dog bundles covering more breeds

we now have bundles for most popular breeds



all prices including VAT

more bundles are avaialble on the following link:

new DNA testing schemes

The following tests are now part of the Kennel Club  DNA testing schemes:

  • Exercise Induced Collapse ( EIC ) in Curly Coated Retriever more ..

    in Curly Coated Retriever we also a number of DNA tests including a bundle of the four most popular tests in this breed at discounted price.

  • Laryngeal Paralysis - Polyneuropathy ( LPPN3 ) in Leonberger more ..

    In Leonberger we also offer the Leonberger KC bundle, which includes all the four DNA tests wich pare part of the KC DNA testing schem:

    • Leonberger Polyneuropathy 1 ( LPN1) KC* DNA scheme
    • Leonberger Polyneuropathy 2 ( LPN2 ) KC* DNA scheme
    • Leukoencephalomyelopathy ( LEMP ) KC* DNA scheme
    • Laryngeal Paralysis - Polyneuropathy ( LPPN3 ) KC* DNA scheme

  • Primary Open Angle Glaucoma (POAG) in Basset Fauve de Bretagne more ..

More coat colour tests for cats

more variants identified and more breeds affected

Coat colours in cats

The following Coat colour tests are now available in cats:

As always if you order more than one coat colour, you pay full price for first coat colour and then half price for each additional coat colour

testing is easy

To test an animal, we need a DNA sample, which can be collected using simple mouth swabs or a blood sample collected by the vet. Both buccal swabs and blood tubes are available from us free of charge. Samples can be sent to our Manchester address below.

Turnaround 2-3 weeks or sooner for most DNA test.

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