Phosphofructokinase Deficiency

Phosphofructokinase(PFK) Deficiency inhibits a Spaniel's ability to convert sugar to energy and will also destroy red blood cells responsible for delivering oxygen and removing waste throughout the body. Affected dogs often exhibit signs of exercise intolerance and will become mildly to moderately anemic.

VetNostic Laboratories’ genetic test for PFK Deficiency can reliably identify dogs that are either clear, or possess one or two copies of the PFK Deficiency causing gene. This clear, carrier, or affected result can help breeders determine which animals to include in their breeding program.

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.


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.

American Cocker Spaniel
English Cocker Spaniel
English Springer Spaniel

Price: $65.00
Number of dogs to be tested: Add To Cart