Test Name: Dermatomyositis DMS

Description: Dermatomyositis is an inflammatory auto-immune disease affecting skin or muscle and both in extreme cases.
See: Dr. Leigh Anne Clark Presentation on Dermatomyositis & Interpreting Risk Assessment Results

Testing organization: OptiGen, LLC

Regular Price: $100 per dog. Online discount $95 per dog. To receive the additional OptiGen discount, use the special code “CHF19REF” when you apply for the test. OptiGen set up their discount so that it pops in at the end of your order.
Rebate: CHF offers a rebate of $65 per test, or if less, the cost of your test, to CHF members with receipt. This rebate is in effect until 12/31/19.
Method and Test Ordering Instructions: Oral cheek swab.  If prior tests for a dog have been done at OptiGen, swabs may still be available for testing DMS. http://www.optigen.com/opt9_DMS.html

CHF has put together swab kits to try to keep testing affordable for all of our members.  CHF is selling these at our cost after mailing.  You will need swabs for all OptiGen Testing.  Here is the link:  https://www.colliehealth.org/product/chf-swab-kits/

The American Shetland Sheepdog Association (ASSA) has been generous enough to allow CHF to provide a link to their in-depth information that they have put together for their website.  I urge all Collie people to use this link to become more informed with Dermatomyositis, DMS.