Veterinary Cardiac Genetics Laboratory
Golden Retriever Familial Subaortic Stenosis Study
Dr. Joshua Stern and the Cardiac Genetics Laboratory of North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine are conducting a research study to identify the genetic mutation responsible for Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis (SAS) in Golden Retrievers. Advancements in technology have enabled us to become increasingly successful in identifying mutations responsible for breed specific heart disease and to develop DNA tests to help breeders reduce the incidence of disease.
This study requires DNA samples from 30 Golden Retrievers with a diagnosis of Subvalvular aortic stenosis (diagnosed by Doppler echocardiogram) and an additional 30 Goldens without Subvalvular aortic stenosis (as cleared by a cardiologist). Participants can be assured that their privacy will be protected and confidentiality maintained.
Please complete this form and return along with the sample and required cardiologist report and pedigree to:
NCSU-College of Veterinary Medicine
Attn: Veterinary Cardiac Genetics Laboratory
Research Bldg. 228
1060 William Moore Dr
Raleigh, NC 27607
Please ask your veterinarian or a veterinary technician to pull a blood sample into an EDTA tube. Most veterinary hospitals have these readily available
- Blood drawn into a Standard EDTA Tube does not need to be refrigerated.
- Blood draw volume should be 1 to 2 ml, if possible.
- Please label tube well, with dog’s call name and family last name and send the samples to our lab via the address above
Blood drawn does not need to be mailed back with ice packs or be shipped overnight. However, if possible please try to send the sample within a few days by standard mail. Until the blood can be mailed, it is a good idea to refrigerate it (i.e., if the blood was drawn late Saturday and cannot be mailed until Monday, it’s a good idea to refrigerate it between Saturday and Monday).
Dr. Joshua Stern
NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine
Thank you very much for your participation in the study!