Histiocytic Sarcoma Risk Test Clinic
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2021 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 continuation 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 = ~$139 USD + shipping to France (included for samples received during clinic window)
Dogs participating in this clinic will be marked as "tested" in the Berner-Garde database
è DEADLINE FOR PURCHASE - FRIDAY, SEPT 24TH AT 11:59pm PDT ç
*IN PERSON CLINIC
Saturday, October 2nd - 9AM – 2PM
Home of Lisa Kaufman
16509 30th Drive SE
BOTHELL, WA 98012
Sample(s) drawn by your vet no earlier than Wed, Sept 29th and hand-delivered to the Clinic or shipped to Lisa Kaufman arriving between Thu 9/30 - Sat 10/2 to:
16509 30th Drive SE, BOTHELL, WA 98012
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 Lisa Kaufman, 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 clinic-specific questions to Lisa Kaufman. For questions about Antagene and the Histiocytic Risk Test, contact Julie Jackson (BMDCA Health Committee).
HOME COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS Click Here
Click here to complete & print the Memorandum of Agreement (only one per owner)