Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) VII

Related Terms: Beta-glucuronidase Deficiency, GUSB, MPS VII, Sly Syndrome

Type: DNA

Sample Types: Cheek brushes/swabs or Fresh EDTA blood

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4–6 weeks (dogs), 2 months (cats)

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Species and Breeds
Canine - German Shepherd
Canine - Mixed Breed
Feline - Domestic Short Hair

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Clinical signs include growth retardation, facial dysmorphia, corneal clouding, delayed dental eruption, skeletal abnormalities, fusion of the cervical vertebrae, joint effusion, joint dislocation, hip dysplasia, cardiac disease, cardiac valve thickening, organomegaly, and granulation of peripheral leukocytes.

18 months

Autosomal recessive

Lysosomal storage in multiple organs along with degermation and inflammation of affected tissues.

GUSB and NM_001003191.1:c.497G>A (German Shepherd, Mixed Breed) GUSB and NM_001009310.1:c.1051G>A (Domestic Short Hair)

Explanation of Results
Genotype Phenotype Interpretation
2-2 (Homozygous Disease Variant) Unhealthy (Affected) Homozygous Affecteds (2-2) are expected to develop signs consistent with Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) VII and all of their offspring will inherit a disease variant allele. Parents, offspring and relatives should also be tested. You may choose to contact us for a consultation on the management of this disease. 1 = Normal allele; 2 = Variant allele.
1-2 (Heterozygous) Healthy (Carrier) Heterozygous Carriers (1-2) are not expected to develop signs of Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) VII but each of their offspring has a chance of inheriting a disease variant allele. Parents, offspring and relatives should also be tested. 1 = Normal allele; 2 = Variant allele.
1-1 (Homozygous Normal) Healthy (Normal, Clear) Homozygous Normals (1-1) are not expected to develop signs of Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) VII and none of their offspring will inherit the disease variant allele. 1 = Normal allele; 2 = Variant allele.

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