Cascade English Mastiff Club

Cystinuria Clinic

Cascade English Mastiff Club is holding a Cystinuria Clinic on Sunday, May 17th, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at:

River Road Animal Hospital
1508 18th Street NW

Puyallup, WA 98371


Directions: 1-5 to HWY167 then take River Road exit to 18th St. They are near the corner of 18th and 167.

The Cascade English Mastiff Club will be paying for the shipping which is a huge cost saving for you.
We will have testing supplies and the DNA testing forms.  There will be a Vet Tech on site to draw blood.


If you are doing the urine submission it is done online now, you will need to:

  1. Create an account online at research.vet.upenn.edu.  This should be done as soon as possible.
  2. You will receive a conformation email from upenn after completing the account setup.
  3. Then set up your Animal record. You will need your pedigree and Microchip info. The testing date is May 17th 2015 and shipping is May 18th 2015
  4. You will be prompted to print the application to submit with the urine test.
  5. Please bring the copy of your submission form and pedigree with you on May 17th 2015
  6. When the results are in you will receive an email and then you make you payment of $40.00 for the urine test. If you like you can still write a check with your submission form and pedigree.


The DNA testing is done by a blood sample Or you can use a Cytology Brush for collecting cells from the inside of the cheek. FYI they prefer blood because it has a much lower failure rate and provides more DNA. The cost is $140.00 each dog but if we have 20 samples the price goes down to $80.00 each dog.

  1. You will need a copy of your dog’s pedigree and Microchip number.
  2. You will need to fill out the Type 3 Cystinuria Marker DNA Test for Mastiffs-Type Breeds form. I will have copies at the clinic or you can go to www.mastiff.org under the health tab and print the form.


If you have any questions please feel free to contact me Danna Burnett cell 253-255-7341 or by email burnettmail@comcast.net