CatCheck (Feline) Genetic Disease Test
Screening more than 75 genetic diseases, the CatCheck Feline Genetic Disease DNA Test is one of the most comprehensive genetic screening tests available on the market. It is a very easy-to-use test that will check for a comprehensive list of diseases, blood groups and genetic traits common in cats. Test today to find out more about your cat and help it live a healthier life.
How it Works
How it Works
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Key Features of the CatCheck (Feline) Genetic Disease test
- Easy-To-Use Test Kit
Our CatCheck disease DNA test tests for 75 different characteristics to ensure that you get the accurate results you want. One of the most comprehensive tests on the market, we strive for accuracy and reliability each and every time.
The sample collection process is extremely easy-to-follow and apply. You don’t need the assistance of a vet. Once you order the test, a swab collection kit will be sent to you. The kit will contain full instructions on how to collect the sample from your cat.
Once the samples are sent back to the laboratory, you will receive the results via email in just 10 to 15 days.
How does CatCheck Disease DNA Test work?
Manage your Cat’s Health
Simple, Easy-to-Use Process
No, this test does not provide any information about the breed of your cat. The test will provide information on genetic diseases and traits.
The test is based on your cat’s genetic data and there is no impact on the results if your cat is on some form of medication.
The “at risk” result indicates that your cat may have inherited a copy or two of a mutation that has been reported to cause a specific genetic disease. Depending on the inheritance of a particular genetic disease, one or two mutated copies of the gene are required for a disease to break out.
Being a carrier means that your cat has only inherited one mutated / altered copy of the gene from its parents. Your cat will most likely not develop symptoms of this condition as two mutated copies are required. However, this information is of great relevance for breeders, as carriers of a genetic disease may only be paired with free breeding partners.
In principle, there is no minimum age. The only thing that is important is when collecting the sample is the time period between suckling and sampling is a minimum of 45 mins to 1 hour. If you collect a sample from a kitten who drank milk from the mother after a short time, there can be contaminations with cells from the mother in their sample. Please avoid this and give ample time after feeding.
The CatCheck is a genetic screening of more than 75 genetic variants that are related to hereditary diseases and traits. This is not a diagnostic test. Any unusual results (carrier or compromised) or results that are worrying should be discussed with your veterinarian. In addition, not every known genetic variant of diseases in cats is included in the CatCheck test. If your cat is symptomatic, please contact your veterinarian. Normal results do not rule out inherited variants that have not been tested in these or other genes and that may cause medical problems or be passed on to offspring. You should check the list of diseases and traits before ordering to verify that it includes the tests you want.
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