Samples Accepted: Blood, Hair
Locus Information: CH series
Test Information: This test is based on a single base pair change in exon 2 of the SLC36A1 gene. The champagne dilution is autosomal dominant, so any animal with at least one copy of the allele will show the color dilution.
Cook, D., Brooks, S., Bellone, R., Bailey, E.: Missense mutation in exon 2 of SLC36A1 responsible for champagne dilution in horses. PLoS Genet 4:e1000195, 2008. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000195.
Further information is available at the Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals website.