How To Arrange DNA Testing for CRD3
DNA testing for crd3 involves a blood sample or cheek swab. being taken from the dog by a veterinary surgeon. Blood is taken by your veterinary surgeon from either a foreleg or the neck. You can opt to do the cheek swab sample yourself, or ask your vet to do this. Several laboratories now offer the DNA test for crd3. Results and certificates are usually available 1–3 weeks after the sample has been received by the laboratory.
Please contact EFG Secretary Mrs Jean Rogers for information about this service:
Tel: 01205 820791 Email:
OPTIGEN is now part of Wisdom Health, testing is done by the Wisdom Panel. (This is US only)
These laboratories are listed by The Kennel Club as offering the CRD3 test
Clear, Carrier and Affected results can be found on the Kennel Club's Glen of Imaal Terrier DNA Screening page
HOW TO ARRANGE EYE TESTING
Eye testing under the KC/BVA Eye Scheme has to be done by a Certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist .The examination involves putting some drops into each eye to dilate the pupil, and then the dog is examined in a darkened room.
Costs for eye testing can be found on the British Veterinary Association website - group sessions attract a discounted rate
Our Dogs weekly canine newspaper lists subsidised group eye testing sessions around the country.
Unaffected or Affected results for individual dogs can be found via the Kennel Club's Health Test Results Finder
N.B. Please do also check that your Glen's result is published on the Health Test Results Finder ... and that the result is correct!
For any queries or corrections, please contact the Kennel Club's Health & Breeder Services department: