We test for over 175 genetic risk alleles, and that list continues to grow
How does Embark select the conditions that we test for?
We spend a lot of time combing veterinary and genetic literature. In general, we select conditions for which (1) the mutation—or mutations—has been demonstrated to have a causal effect; (2) if not causal, the mutation has been demonstrated to be strongly associated with disease risk in several populations of dogs; and (3) remain valid and pertinent to the affected breed(s).
Some of your health tests appear to be under patent. How can you offer these tests? Along with our comprehensive review of the literature, we stay current on existing patents and believe that our testing methodology does not violate current patents.