Hyperuricosuria(HU) is a recessively inherited disease that occurs in several breeds. The mutation responsible for HU is on the Solute carrier Family 2, member 9(SLC2A9) gene. Affected dogs have elevated levels of uric acid in their urine which makes them susceptible to bladder/kidney stones.

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

*Dalmations are normally affected. Unless there is an outcross to another breed, it is unnecessary to perform the HU test.

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 Staffordshire Terrier
Australian Shepherd
Black Russian Terrier
* Dalmatian
English Bulldog
German Shepherd Dog
Giant Schnauzer
Lakeland Terrier
Large Munsterlander
Parson Russell Terrier
South African Boerboel

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