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OncoK9 Is Available Through Most Veterinarians in North America
If you did not find your veterinary clinic in our Locator tool, it is likely they still offer OncoK9 through one of our distribution partners.
Ask your veterinarian if they offer Antech or IDEXX tests and give them the information below to look up OncoK9 in their system.
USA OncoK9 Test Code: S14493
CANADA OncoK9 Test Code: CS14493
USA OncoK9 Test Code: 8972
CANADA OncoK9 Test Code: ONCOK9
6 Million New Cancer Cases Per Year in Dogs
What is Cancer Screening?
Just like in people, cancer screening should be an important part of preventive care in dogs; the goal is to look for cancer when your pet is feeling well, before they start to show any clinical signs.
During wellness visits, your veterinarian may look for early signs of cancer in your dog by performing a thorough physical exam and asking you about any concerning observations. Your veterinarian may also perform routine blood and imaging tests, and may recommend OncoK9 - a new blood test that could detect cancer before your dog shows any clinical signs.
Why is Early Cancer Detection Important?
Early detection and treatment are the best ways to manage cancer in pets... cancer is frequently treatable and early diagnosis will aid your veterinarian in delivering the best care possible.
American Veterinary Medical Association
What is OncoK9?
The OncoK9 liquid biopsy test uses a simple blood draw to detect abnormal DNA released into circulation by cancer cells.
OncoK9 requires only a simple blood draw. The sample collection can take place during the same visit when the veterinarian prescribes the test.
OncoK9 can detect 30 different types of cancer, including 8 of the most common cancers in dogs.
OncoK9 uses state-of-the-art next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology to detect changes in DNA that are indicative of cancer.
OncoK9 may help detect cancer early, when your dog still looks healthy and has the best chance of defeating the disease.
What Dogs Are Candidates for OncoK9 Cancer Screening?
Dogs Age 7 and Older
Older dogs are at higher risk of cancer, regardless of breed. Consider adding OncoK9 to their routine wellness exams.
Dogs Predisposed to Cancer
Some dogs are at higher risk of cancer due to their breed, and may benefit from cancer screening starting at an age younger than 7.
Common Breeds Predisposed to Cancer
Bernese Mountain Dog
Giant Breeds Predisposed to Cancer
This list is derived by intersecting breeds known to be at higher risk of cancer with breeds that are common in the United States (in order of AKC popularity); the list is not exhaustive, and other breeds may also have a high risk of cancer. OncoK9 may not currently detect all cancer types to which certain breeds are predisposed. See the list of cancer types currently detectable by OncoK9 here: https://oncok9.info/mced-list/download.
OncoK9 – Aid in Diagnosis
When veterinarians identify clinical signs or other clinical findings that may lead them to suspect cancer, they may choose to prescribe OncoK9 as part of their clinical workup.
Common Signs of Cancer in Dogs
If you observe any of the following signs in your dog, schedule an exam with a veterinarian.
- Decreased or absent appetite
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Unexplained weight loss
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Bloating or abdominal swelling
- Unusual odors (malodorous discharge and/or bad breath)
- Lethargy or exercise intolerance
- Difficulty chewing or swallowing
- Weakness and/or collapse
- Pale gums or tongue
- Limping or lameness
- Sores that do not heal
- Bruising and/or bleeding and/or petechiation
- Increased frequency and/or volume of urination
- Painful and/or bloody urination
- Changes in stool
- Increased thirst
- Mass(es) and/or lump(s)
- Enlarged lymph node(s)
- Difficulty urinating or defecating
OncoK9 – Available by Prescription Only
As with any laboratory test, OncoK9 results should be interpreted by a veterinarian in the context of each patient's medical history and clinical presentation. To read detailed OncoK9 test information, please click here.