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Disorder/Trait Test Code Inheritance Gene Molecular Description
  • Individual Identification - each sample is genotyped for 120 single nucleotide polymorphism markers (results available free upon request)
  • Parentage Analysis - Additional certificate which will "Qualify" or "Exclude" an offspring from the tom and/or queen. Relationship must be noted in order form
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy – Ragdoll10 HCM-RAG Dominant MYBPC3 c.2460 C>T
Mucopolysaccharidosis VI – Severe Form 2 MPS6 Recessive ARSB c.1427 T>C
Mucopolysaccharidosis VII 4 MPS7_1 Recessive GUSB c.1051 G>A
Mucopolysaccharidosis VII 5 MPS7_3 Recessive GUSB c.1424 C>T
Progressive Retinal Atrophy – CEP290/rdAc 7 PRA_CEP290 Recessive CEP290 IVS50 + 9T>G
Progressive Retinal Atrophy – CRX/Rdy 8 PRA_CRX Dominant CRX c.546delC
Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency 6 PYKD Recessive PKLR G>A transition in intron 5
Agouti 17 AGOUTI Recessive ASIP c.122_123delCA
Dilute 18 DILUTE Recessive MLPH c.83delT
Chocolate (Brown) 19,20 CHOCOLATE * TYRP1 c.8 C>G
Cinnamon (Red) 19,20 CINNAMON * TYRP1 c.298C>T
Longhair – all breeds 23 LH_ALL Recessive FGF5 c.475 A>C
Longhair – Ragdoll, Maine Coon 23 LH_RAG_MC Recessive FGF5 c.474delT
Longhair – Norwegian Forest Cat 24 LH_NFC Recessive FGF5 c.406 C>T
Longhair – Ragdoll 24 LH_RAG Recessive FGF5 c.ins356T
Polycystic Kidney Disease 15 PKD Dominant PKD1 c.10063 C>A
Blood Type BLD_AB * CMAH Exon 2 - 139G>A
Blood Type BLD_AB * CMAH c.1del-53_70
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy –
Maine Coon 11
HCM-MC Dominant
*incomplete penetrance*
MYBPC3 c.93 G>C
Albinism 22 ALBINO * TYR c.975delC
Points – Siamese 20,21 POINT1 * TYR c.940 G>A
Points – Burmese 20,21 POINT2 * TYR c.715 G>T
Spinal Muscular Atrophy - Maine Coon 25 SMA Recessive LIX1 140-kb deletion

*See full test description for more information on inheritance


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