This year our summer closure dates are 1-4 June, and 19-23 July 2021. During this time there will be no samples processed, but we will continue to receive samples and also send out orders placed on our website
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Collie Eye Anomaly (CEA) and Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRAprcd)

Collie Eye Anomaly (CEA) and Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRAprcd)

Due to the closure of testing at the Optigen laboratory, we have now transferred CEA and PRAprcd testing to another partner laboratory with which we have worked for some time. Unfortunately there is still a patent in force in the UK for both of these tests, so we cannot perform them ourselves, but we are happy that we can continue to provide an excellent service to UK owners with this partner lab.This has also allowed us to reduce our prices for these tests, and bundles which include CEA and PRAprcd. Details of these prices can be found on our website - select your breed on our homepage to see which test options are available for your breed.

Samples which we send to partner labs are DNA extracted by us at our lab in Cambridge - this has the advantage that we confirm that your sample is adequate for testing before being sent abroad. It also means that the sample submitted is in the form of the stable extracted DNA. Testing with our partner labs takes approximately three weeks.

All testing ordered with us including CEA and PRAprcd is recognised by the Kennel Club and ISDS, and all results which qualify for a KC DNA screening scheme will be forwarded to the Kennel Club.