This is from Jon Curby, who is a director with Basenji Club of America and works for OFA…
process has been implemented for ordering Fanconi tests.
The OFA and the University of Missouri have entered into a cooperative
agreement to offer this new procedure.
You can now order a test on the internet and pay by credit card. A test
kit will be sent that will allow the use of saliva applied to a special
paper card that can then be returned to the lab. The special paper
(FTA paper) will supply enough DNA samples for over twenty tests so when
the direct marker is found no further DNA collection will be required.
The kit consists of the FTA card, a foam swab to collect the saliva,
instructions and a set of labels for mailing to the lab at the
University of Missouri.
Dr Johnson may still request blood for some research projects, but in
many cases the FTA paper will satisfy that requirement.
We require adding the dog to the Canine Phenome site before results will
be sent, but the test order is a separate entry at this point.
The test can be ordered from the CPP site or through the OFA site.
From the dogs profile page in the CPP click "Fanconi test"
www.caninephenome.org or go to the "OFA DNA testing" link on the OFA
www.offa.org or www.offa.org/dnatesting directly.
Any tests in progress from the previous procedure will be completed.
The new procedure will allow you to check the status of your test
request online with use of a conformation code that will be emailed to
you when the order is placed.
The price the kit and test will be $65 to cover the cost of the kit and