CAG GmbH Center for Animal Genetics
Zip Code/ Postal Code
Dr. Dirk Biskup and Doerte Wedewardt
Lead Scientist/ Geneticist
Melissa L. Cox
Description of Lab Tech Qualifications
MTA - medizinisch technische assistant (Medical laboratory assistant)
HGTD Leadership Sponsor
In House Testing
Number of Tests with ISO/ details
Specifc Tests=0; General accreditation All
The in-house laboratory is DAkkS Accredited for DIN EN ISO 15189
Other Recognized Accreditation
Lab SOP details
specific SOPs for protocol design and validation, all laboratory processes, reporting, etc.
Sample collected by - GTP specific
Customer can decide. Certificate says whether dog identity was verified by Vet or Studbook.
Unique identifier given to each animal, and to each sample from that animal. All information is logged, but it is up to the owner what information they wish to provide. If samples are collected by a veterinarian for Studbook representative with identity check, the results certificate shows that the identity has been verified.
Animal ID/ Sample Submission
Samples are booked into the LIMS system following the sample arrival SOP, using the internal sequencial numbering. Labeled samples go into the laboratory and are tracked through the LIMS by the unique identifier.
Test Result information
Result, to which genotypes the animal can be bred, actual mutation tested for, citation of literature
Laboratory Mishandling Protocol
Test Discovery- GTP
Test Development In-House
Any Patents Held
Refereed Publications list
Cox, Melissa L., et al. "Exome sequencing reveals independent SGCD deletions causing limb girdle muscular dystrophy in Boston terriers." Skeletal muscle 7.1 (2017): 15.; A Evans, Jacquelyn M. et al. ?Exome Sequencing Reveals a nebulin Nonsense Mutation in a Dog Model of Nemaline Myopathy.? Mammalian genome : official journal of the International Mammalian Genome Society 27.9-10 (2016): 495?502. PMC. Web. 17 Jan. 2018.