Spinal muscular atrophy(SMA) (GFB008)

Diagnostic Testing Services Spinal muscular atrophy(SMA) (GFB008) Spinal muscular atrophy(SMA) Specimen type EDTA whole blood Contents Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is a genetic disease seen in Maine Coon cats. SMA is characterized by progressive instability with unsteady gait and posture abnormalities due to loss of motor neurons in the lower spinal cord and atrophy of […]

Pyruvate kinase deficiency(PK) (GFB007)

Diagnostic Testing Services Pyruvate kinase deficiency(PK) (GFB007) Pyruvate kinase deficiency(PK) Specimen type EDTA whole blood Contents Pyruvate kinase deficiency is an inherited disorder that affects red blood cells, which carry oxygen to the body’s tissues. Typically, clinical symptoms include but are not limited to: lethargy, diarrhea, pale mucous membranes, lack of appetite, poor coat quality, […]

Progressive retinal atrophy(RDAC PRA) (GFB006)

Diagnostic Testing Services Progressive retinal atrophy(RDAC PRA) (GFB006) Progressive retinal atrophy(RDAC PRA) Specimen type EDTA whole blood Contents Cats affected with this form of blindness have normal vision at birth, with degeneration first detected at about seven months of age. Abyssinian, Bengal

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (GFB004)

Diagnostic Testing Services Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (GFB004) Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy Specimen type EDTA whole blood Contents Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the most common cardiac disease in cats. Affected cats are at risk of sudden cardiac death due to defects that produce increased left ventricular heart muscle thickness. Maine Coon, Ragamuffin, Ragdoll and related outcrosses

Glycogen storage type disease IV(GSD) (GFB003)

Diagnostic Testing Services Glycogen storage type disease IV(GSD) (GFB003) Glycogen storage type disease IV(GSD) Specimen type EDTA whole blood Contents Glycogen storage disease IV is an autosomal recessive genetic disease that is lethal and specific to Norwegian Forest cats. It causes a severe error in glycogen (sugar) storage in cells. Norwegian Forest Cat

Gm1 gangliosidosis (GFB002)

Diagnostic Testing Services Gm1 gangliosidosis (GFB002) Gm1 gangliosidosis Specimen type EDTA whole blood Contents GM1 Gangliosidosis is an inherited lysosomal storage disorder. Clinical signs of GM1 gangliosidosis include vision loss, difficulties in walking, loss of balance, head tremors, lethargy and weight loss. Koart, Siamese

Feline polycystic kidney disease (GFB001)

Diagnostic Testing Services Feline polycystic kidney disease (GFB001) Feline polycystic kidney disease Specimen type EDTA whole blood Contents Persian, Persian crosses and Persian-derived breeds (includes British Longhair, British Shorthair, Burmilla, Domestic Shorthair, Exotic Longhair, Exotic Shorthair, Foldex, Highland Fold, Highland Straight, Himalayan, Maine Coon, Napoleon, Ragamuffin, Ragdoll, Scottish Fold, Scottish Straight, Selkirk Rex), Devon Rex, […]