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Old 07-05-2014, 05:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, that's the test to use - that university is at the leading edge of mdr1 research. I used the cheek swab test, I had a mixed breed that was a 1/2 mutant. The blood test will be more expensive, because you have to pay for the blood draw and shipping (and many vets will also markup the actual test), but would be the best choice for a dog that is currently ill because of an mdr1-suspect drug. The cheek swab takes a few days before they mail the kit to you, and then you mail it back - it's all done between you and them.

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