Primary Lens Luxation

Primary Lens Luxation (PLL) is a potentially blinding inherited disease in many Terrier breeds. It occurs when the ligaments holding the lens of the eye in place breakdown causing the lens to dislocate. This can result in painful, teary, red eyes that may look hazy or cloudy, and, if not treated, may lead to Uveitis and Glaucoma.

VetNostic Laboratories’ genetic tests for Primary Lens Luxation can reliably identify dogs that are either clear, or possess one or two copies of the PLL 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 Eskimo Dog
American Hairless (Rat) Terrier
Australian Cattle Dog
Carlin Pinscher
Chinese Crested
Chinese Foo Dog
Jack Russell Terrier
Jagd Terrier
Lakeland Terrier
Lancashire Heeler
Miniature Bull Terrier
Parson Russell Terrier
Rat Terrier
Sealyham Terrier
Teddy Roosevelt Terrier
Tenterfield Terrier
Tibetan Terrier
Toy Fox Terrier
Volpino Italiano
Welsh Terrier

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