Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), the most common form of cardiomyopathy, often leads to heart failure and sudden death.
Test specific information
‘Late onset’ – This phrase indicates, that the symptoms of the disease can be detected at a later ages. ‘Late onset’ is the opposite of ‘early onset’, in which symptoms may be present at younger ages. The phrases are used because the mutation causing ´late onset´ symptoms may be different compared to the mutations causing ´early onset´ symptoms.
The Turnaround Time (TAT) depends on various factors, such as the shipment time of your sample to the test location, the test method(s) and whether the tests are performed completely or partially by a Partner Lab or Patent owner.
The TAT of tests performed at our facilities is normally 10 working days after receipt of the sample at the testing laboratory (VHL, VHP or Certagen). For tests performed by a Partner Laboratory (so-called "partner lab test") or patent owner, the TAT is at least 20 working days after receipt of your sample. Because the shipment time to our Partner Labs or patent owner may vary due to factors we cannot influence, the mentioned 20 working days are therefore an estimate.
Sometimes it is necessary to re-run your sample. We call this a retest. In that case, the TAT will of course be extended.
Location of disease or trait
This disease is present in the entire body, but causes main effects in the internal organs such as stomach, intestinal tract, liver and / or kidneys. In a number of cases, the disease affects one major internal organ.
This DNA test is available for the following breeds: Doberman Pinscher. Additional information is available in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
For this DNA test we accept the following materials: Semen, Tissue, Blood EDTA, Blood Heparin, Swab. Please contact Dr. Van Haeringen Laboratorium if you wish to submit other material as listed.
The disease is of multifactorial origin, which means that
the symptoms are combination of genetic factors as well
as the environment. This marker is part of a panel of
genetic factors influencing this disease.
The disease is of multifactorial origin, which means that the symptoms are a combination of genetic factors as well as the environment.
Severity of Disease