Test Name: CEA

Description: A recessively inherited eye disorder that causes abnormal development of the choroid – an important layer of tissue under the retina of the eye.

Testing organization: OptiGen

Regular Price: $130, or $120 if done at same time as PRA test from the same sample.

Rebates: To receive the 25% OptiGen discount, use the special code “CHF18REF” when you apply for the test. OptiGen set up their discount so that it pops in at the end of your order. See PRA to the right. CHF offers a rebate of $50 per test to CHF members. Request an OptiGen receipt and send it to the CHF Assistant Treasurer at  assistanttreas@colliehealth.org  This rebate is in effect until 12/31/18 and is for Rough and Smooth Collies only.

Method and Test Ordering Instructions: Blood sample/cheek swab/semen sample – Blood sample preferred. OptiGen now supplies DNA swabs. Send an email to request swabs: genetest@optigen.com

For information about CEA testing: Optigen | Click: Instructions & Information | Click: Sample Collection and Shipping for directions

Collie Health Foundation

The Collie Health Foundation’s mission is to fund research medical projects that will benefit the future health of the Collie, and to educate the public and Collie breeders about health issues.

Collie Health Foundation Name

On December 17, 2002 the organization changed it’s name from the Collie Club of America Foundation to the Collie Health Foundation in order to give the Foundation a unique identity separate from the Collie Club of America and more clearly represent our mission.

Collie Health Foundation Logo

Our new logo was generously donated by Diana Hiesilieu. There is a story behind this new logo, a story about a Collie we bred and had the extreme privilege of knowing – A Collie by the name of Noah…Read More!