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The image features a sleek, black horse in mid-stride against a black background, emphasizing its muscular build and graceful movement. The text "PSSM1" and "Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy Type 1" is displayed prominently in pink at the top left corner. At the bottom, a pink banner with the text "PSSM1 Clear" indicates a negative result for the PSSM1 genetic test.

PSSM1 Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy Type 1

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About the Test

The PSSM1 DNA test verifies the presence of the affected allele at the GYS1 locus responsible for Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy Type 1 (PSSM1).

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Turnaround Time

  • Standard Processing: Results in 5 working days after sample arrival at the laboratory. Clients organize and cover the costs of sending the samples.
  • Premium Processing: Results in 1-2 days after sample arrival. Includes free express delivery. For an additional fee of €35, the laboratory organizes express shipping with pick-up from the client's address (available for non-remote regions).

Why Test?

This genetic test helps breeders identify horses carrying the PSSM allele. Informed breeding choices can prevent the birth of affected foals. While PSSM cannot be cured, muscle function can be managed with dietary changes and exercise routines.

The PSSM1 test is required by many studbooks and is highly recommended when considering the purchase of a horse. Testing for PSSM1 as part of the pre-purchase examination can ensure that you are making an informed decision, as the condition can impact the horse's performance and overall health.

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