Genetics: JAK2 Polycythemia Vera Mutation
The mutation has not been associated with a specific breed, but as in humans, the mutation is associated with the development of polycythemia vera, an increase in red blood cells.
JAK2 Genetic Mutation Testing Price: $48.00 per animal
A mutation has been identified at V617F in the JAK2 gene in dogs with primary polycythemia vera. Only blood samples, no swabs, can be used for this test.