Histiocytic Sarcoma Risk Test Clinic

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 for both in-person* and remote participants**
The Antagene Laboratory, in collaboration with the CNRS Genetics Team, has partnered with the BMDCA to offer this clinic. 

The Antagene test for Histiocytic Sarcoma gives results expressed as a genetic index, which is based on the statistical analysis of nine genetic markers identified from the scientific research on the Bernese Mountain Dog. It is a selection tool and does not constitute a predictive test for the development of this cancer. It is a genetic tool to assist breeders in the management of their kennels and decisions on matings, using the Histiocytic Sarcoma Index Mate Selection tool (HSIMS), to enable them to reduce the incidence of Histiocytic Sarcoma in the population of Bernese Mountain Dogs. 
The test is not an endpoint but a contination of the research on Histiocytic Sarcoma. The test will be optimized and refined with advanced research. For this, your participation is essential. 
To learn more about ongoing Histiocytic Sarcoma research, visit http://berner-iwg.cloudaccess.net/health-links.html
NOTE: By participating in this clinic, you acknowledge that DNA extracted from your dog's sample may be used for genetic research.

$50 per dog for BMDCA members and $60 per dog for non-members
Significantly subsidized by BMDCA; the normal fee per dog is 115 Euros = ~$134 USD
Dogs participating in this clinic will be marked as "tested" in the Berner-Garde database

è DEADLINE FOR PURCHASE - TUESDAY, SEPT 8TH AT 11:59pm PDT ç


*IN PERSON CLINIC
Tuesday, September 15th - 11AM – 2PM
Home of Julie Jackson
2244 11TH ST. PL. SW.
PUYALLUP, WA 98371


**REMOTE CLINIC
Sample(s) drawn by your vet no earlier than Thu, Sept 10th and hand-delivered to the Clinic or shipped to Julie Jackson arriving on or before Tues, Sept 15th to: 2244 11TH ST PL SW, PUYALLUP WA 98371


NOTE: Participants not able to attend the in-person clinic will be responsible for any veterinary expenses to collect blood and the cost of mailing their dog(s)' samples (and required paperwork) to Julie Jackson, who will then arrange for group shipment to France. A limited number of "research samples" will be available at no fee for dogs that are affected with histiocytic sarcoma or over 10 years of age. Please direct questions to Julie Jackson (BMDCA Health Committee) or call 206-930-3290.

HOME COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS Click Here

REQUIRED PAPERWORK