Coat Color Testing - K Locus - Dominant Black

A mutation on the Beta - defensin gene (CBD103) is responsible for Dominant Black. Only one copy of this mutation (KB) is needed to suppress any characteristics determined by the Agouti gene (A Locus) leaving the dog with only their base coat color, which is determined by B and E.

If no KB is present, the recessive alleles Kbr and K y determine coat color. Kbr allows the Agouti gene to be expressed but causes a brindling pattern. Ky allows the Agouti gene to be expressed fully.

There is no specific test to single out which of the recessive alleles is present.

Vetnostic Laboratories' genetic test for Dominant Black can reliably identify:

KB/KB: Dominant Black. No A Locus colors or Brindle.
KB/Kbr or Ky: Dominant Black. Carries either A Locus colors or Brindle.
Kbr or Ky/Kbr or Ky: Has either A Locus colors or Brindle.

Volume discounts are available for Breeder Clubs, etc. Please contact us for more information.

Certification of Results

VetNostic Laboratories® will provide a certificate for each test result.

Samples

The following sample(s) can be submitted for the testing:
- Cheek swabs

Reporting Results

Test results can be viewed through your VetNostic Laboratories® web account within 10 business days from the moment the samples arrive at the laboratory. Results can also be reported via Mail, E-Mail, or Fax.

DNA Storage

VetNostic Laboratories provides DNA storage for all of our extracted specimens. If a customer wishes to perform an additional test on a previously extracted specimen they can simply call or email us with the animal's name and/or VNL number along with the test to be performed. This storage is provided free of charge.

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