Canine Genetics Lab
The Canine Genetics Lab at Purdue University is overseen by Dr. Kari Ekenstedt. To learn more about Dr. Ekenstedt’s research and the development of canine genetic tests, please visit the Canine Genetics Lab website.
Current Tests Available
Glycogen Storage Disease (Basset Hound)
Neuroaxonal Dystrophy (Miniature American Shepherd)
Non-HSF4 Cataracts (Miniature American Shepherd)
1-3 Dogs: $70.00 for each dog
4 or more: $63.00 for each dog
Combo of Two Tests:
1-3 Dogs: $110.00 for each dog
4 or more: $95.00 for each dog
Samples must be accompanied by a completed submission form and a copy of the receipt. Once the Individual Dog or Litter (PDF) submission form(s) has been completed, please go to the ADDL Genetic Testing Payment website to submit payment PRIOR TO SHIPPING ANY SAMPLES. You will need to print a copy of the receipt to include in the shipment.
Sample Submission Protocols
Please include all samples for a given order IN THE SAME SHIPMENT. If you are unable to submit a sample from one or more dogs, please submit a separate order for those dogs once the samples are ready to be shipped.
Ship to arrive within 2-7 days of collection (US Postal Service, UPS, FedEx; For Canada, Purolator is recommended)
Please make sure the specimens are clearly labeled with the dog's name or coat/collar color.
Please put all ADDL submission forms and receipt copies in a plastic bag and include them in the package.
For shipments originating outside the US, include the USDA Importation Documents (PDF).
Send package with samples and ALL FORMS to:
Please contact the ADDL with any questions by calling 765-494-7440 or email ADDL@purdue.edu.