Elliptocytosis B-spectrin (Labrador Retriever/Poodle Type)

Test Overview:

Canine elliptocytosis is a rare inherited blood disorder. Normal red blood cells are round in shape but red blood cells in affected dogs appear oval-shaped and can have serrated edges. An affected dog may present with mild Anemia and may be smaller than its littermates. Severe health complications have not been reported in affected dogs


Haemolymphatic - Associated with the blood and lymph


Spectrin beta erythrocytic (SPTB) Chromosome 8

Variant Detected:

Base Substitution c.6384C>T Thr2110Met


Low-Moderate. This disease can cause some discomfort and/or dysfunction in the affected animal. It does not generally affect life expectancy.

Mode of Inheritance:

Autosomal Dominant

Research Citation(s):

Di Terlizzi R, et al. Canine elliptocytosis due to a mutant beta-spectrin. (2009) Vet Clin Pathol, 38(1); 52-58.

Associated Breed(s):

Australian Cobberdog, Australian Labradoodle , Bernardoodle, Cavoodle, Goldendoodle, Groodle, Labradoodle , Labrador Retriever, Mixed Breed, Standard Poodle,