Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VI

Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VI (MPS-VI) is a recessively inherited lysosomal storage disease that occurs in several breeds. The mutation responsible for MPS-VI in the Miniature Pinscher is on the arylsulfatase B (ARSB) gene. Because the mutation prevents certain large sugars from being broken down, there is an accumulation in the cells that results in skeletal deformities.

VetNostic Laboratories’ genetic tests for Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VI can reliably identify dogs that are either clear, or possess one or two copies of the MPS VI 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.

Carlin Pinscher
Miniature Pinscher

Price: $65.00
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