- Myopathy PSSM2 test (P2, P3, P4, Px). This test identifies the changes the MYOT, FLNC, MYOZ3 and CACNA2D3 genes.
- 20 to 30 - hair roots - envelope
- 5 mL - blood - K3 EDTA tube
- 10 to 15 working days
→ Exercise intolerance due to muscle wasting, stiffness, and pain.
Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy (PSSM) is the name of a group of hereditary muscle diseases with similar symptoms. The variants categorized under the umbrella term PSSM2 (P2, P3, P4, Px) lead to exercise intolerance due to muscle wasting, stiffness, and pain.
PSSM2 is not curable and can greatly impact a horse’s quality of life. An accurate diagnosis allows owners to optimize feeding and handling/exercise regimens to support the health of their horses.