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DNA Sample Storage
That is a useful tool for genetic traceability of animals constitutes a database and a biological bank for breeders and owners and it is a precious source of information and templates for future research

Genetic Identification
With the genetic identitification of your both kitten and breeding animals, you have DNA certified Pedigree to give guarantees on the cats origins, the genealogy and the serious of your breeding.

Parentage determination
The genetic identification is coded in numbers form to check easily the prints compatibility between the parents and the puppies.

 Polycystik Kidney Disease PKD
The disease causes a renal dysfunction, typically in Persian and related breeds, Exotic, British, Maine Coon and Ragdoll. This affection results in a progressive development of cysts in kidneys, causing destruction of renal tissue, and renal insufficiency, being able to cause the untimely death of the cat. It’s an hereditary dominant autosomal disease.

Blood type
The result of the blood group given with the genetic identity card offers the possibility to know if your cat is allel b carrier, to adapt mating and to avoid blood group incomptibility (neonatal erythrolysis in kitten)

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopaty HCM
Tis cardiac disease is characterized by a progressive thickening of the cardiac muscle. The heart gets tired more quickly because of its too stiff walls. HCM can lead to the rough death of the cat even if no severe symptom still expressed himself. It’s an hereditary dominant autosomal disease.

Spinal Muscolar Atrophy  SMA
This affection is a degenerative problem that affects the spinal cord neurons, activating skeletal muscles of the trunk and limbs typically in Maine Coon Loss of neurons in the first few months of life leads to muscle weakness and atrophy that first becomes apparent at 3-4 months of age. Some affected kittens could live relatively comfortably until their 9 years.

It’s an hereditary recessive autosomal disease.

GSD IV (glycogen storage disease type IV)
This disease causes a disorder of glucose metabolism. There is an abnormal form of glycongen (a polymer of glucose) is strored in most tissues.

It’s an hereditary recessive autosomal disease.

White Gloves of the mantle
We can identify the particular gene KIT for the gloves of the mantle in the Birmano cat.

Feline Coat Color Tests
The modern-day domestic cat displays a wide variety of coat colors and patterns. Classification of these can be confusing sometimes because different registries or associations may name the same phenotype differently. Below is a table of the coat color genes and DNA tests offered by the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory.

Agouti

Non-agouti, aa, cats are solid (self) in color.  Tabby patterns are difficult to identify.

 

Amber

Gradual replacement of eumelanin with phaeomelanin, in Norwegian Forest cats.

 

Erythrocyte Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency  (PK Deficiency) in Felines
Erythrocyte Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (PK Deficiency) is an inherited hemolytic anemia that occurs in Abyssinian, Somali and some domestic shorthair cats. The deficiency of this regulatory enzyme causes an instability of red blood cells which leads to anemia. The anemia is intermittent, the age of onset is variable and clinical signs are also variable. Symptoms of this anemia can include: severe lethargy, weakness, weight loss, jaundice, and abdominal enlargement. This condition is inherited as an autosomal recessive.

Long-Hair Test for Felines
Cat hair coat colors, patterns and texture are determined by the combined action of several genes.  One gene – fibroblast growth factor5 (FGF5) – determines hair length. Short hair is a dominant trait determined by the wild-type form of FGF5. Long hair is a recessive trait. Four mutations in FGF5 have been identified that are associated with long hair in cats. Long-haired cats can carry two copies of the same mutation (homozygote recessive) or have two different mutations, one on each chromosome (compound heterozygote). Three of the mutations are fairly breed specific, while the fourth is present in all long-haired cat breeds and crossbreds, as follows:

- Mutation 1 (M1): present in Ragdolls
- Mutation 2 (M2): present in Norwegian Forest Cats
- Mutation 3 (M3): present in Maine Coons and Ragdolls
- Mutation 4 (M4): present in all breeds of long hair cats, including Ragdolls, Maine Coons, and Norwegian Forest Cats.

Caryo Test