Description: Oculocutaneous albinism (OCA) summarizes a group of inherited melanin synthesis disorders characterized by hypopigmentation of the skin, hair, and eyes. In particular, the mutation in the OCA2 gene blocks the synthesis of eumelanin with a less pronounced effect on pheomelanin synthesis. The affected dogs are characterized by white or pink skin, nose, paws and pink or red irises.

 

Inheritance: autosomal recessive

 

Mutation: gene OCA2:LT844587.1:c.-45+2T>G

 

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: German Giant Spitz

 

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