Description: Oculocutaneous albinism (OCA) summarizes a group of inherited melanin synthesis disorders characterized by hypopigmentation of the skin, hair, and eyes. The affected dogs are characterized by white or pink skin, nose, paws and pink or red irises.

 

Inheritance: autosomal recessive

 

Mutation: SLC45A2, 4081bp del, loss of part of exon 7 of the SLC45A2 gene, chr4∶77,062,968–77,067,051

 

Sample: EDTA whole blood (1.0 ml) or 2 buccal brushes. For official purposes, the confirmation of the dog’s identity by Veterinarian is recommended.

 

The analysis is suitable for the following breeds: Doberman

 

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