Recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB)

Recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB) a subtype of epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is an inherited severe skin blistering condition caused by mutations in the gene coding for collagen type VII. Golden retrievers suffer from bullous eruptions inherited in an autosomal-recessive mode, with involvement of the oral and esophageal mucosa, and a generalized tendency of the skin to blister with generation of milium. The formation of erosions and blisters of the upper digestive tract persist, causing growth retardation, while blistering of the skin diminishes from the age of 8 months.

Inheritance: autosomal recessive - read more

Mutation: COL7A1 gene

Genetic test: The method used for testing is extremely accurate and allows complete differentiation between affected animals, carriers and healthy dogs. Testing can be done at any age.

Disease control: read more

Sample: EDTA whole blood (1.0 ml) or buccal swabs. Detailed information about sampling can be found here.


48.80 €

  • You can order free sampling kit.
  • Only one sample is required for each animal, even if you order several tests.
  • Samples are stored for the option to order additional tests.
  • We offer expert assistance in interpreting the results.
Suitable for breeds
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