LPN1&2 and LEMP
Genetic Testing for neurological diseases in Leonbergers
LPN/LEMP Test Results
states in its test results lette: LPN2 Trait of inheritance:
This is a faulty statement.
LPN2 is “A
dominant inherited form of PN with incomplete penetrance”.
July 2019: Laboklin has corrected the interpretation on the result form.
Vetsuisse Bern offers on
its order form a genetic test for sand coat color.
Sand coat color is
an officially allowed coat color for Leonbergers.
There is no need to
exclude sand coloured Leonbergers from breeding.
Click for LPN-test interpretation and breeding recomandations.
Click for LPN poster
For LEMP we recommend avoiding matings that could
produce LEMP-D/D (i.e. affected) dogs. Having only one LEMP-D/N parent,
with a LEMP-N/N parent, will ensure that no LEMP-D/D offspring will be
In a global group of more than 5,000 Leonbergers which have been
submitted to our laboratories, about 14% were
LEMP-D/ N carriers.
There is no need for a new blood sample if a sample has already been
submitted to the Institute of Genetics of the University of Bern for LPN
testing, as the LEMP test can
be performed on this same sample for 50 CHF/EUR after pre-payment onto the
account of the Institute of Genetics (University of Bern):IBAN:
CH5309000000603151885, BIC: POFICHBE (Postfinance, CH-3030 Bern).Please
mention the lab ID (LB no.) and send an e-mail to:email@example.com