HC Carrier/Not Affected
DM Carrier/Not Affected
What do the results mean?
Genetic tests examine a dog's genes, usually in order to estimate their risk of a particular disease, determine the exact cause of cell changes, or detect any hereditary diseases. The tests are usually done using a blood sample or a small amount of saliva.
Carrier: This finding indicates that one copy of the disease gene is present in your dog, but that it will not exhibit disease symptoms. Carriers will not have medical problems as a result.
Clear: These dogs do not have any copies of the abnormal gene associated with the condition that has been tested for. These dogs are highly unlikely to develop this condition and will pass on a normal copy of the gene to their puppies.
At Risk/Affected: When "At Risk" is the results your dog maybe clinically normal but may still begin to show signs of the disease as they age. Some dogs testing "At Risk" may not begin to show clinical signs until they were 15 years of age.
Are dog DNA tests accurate? Representatives from each of the three major dog DNA tests – Wisdom, Embark Dog DNA Test and DNA My Dog – said their results are 95-99% accurate, with some room for human error and the size of each company's breed database.