Genetic diseases and cat breeds

Some genetic disease tests can be performed on many different breeds of cat (e.g. Polycystic Kidney Disease), whilst others are specific to only one breed of cat (e.g. Ragdoll HCM). Below you will find a list of cat breeds, just click on the breed you are interested in to find out which genetic disease test(s) are applicable to that breed. 

Please note - we have not included genetic disease tests in breeds where the mutations are very rarely found. Coat colour genetic tests are also not included since most are applicable to all breeds. If you are in any doubt please contact us.

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Please choose your cat breed to see the relevant genetic disease tests

Abyssinian

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (rdAc)
Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (PKDef)

Asian

Burmese Head Defect
Burmese Hypokalaemia
Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

Australian Mist

Burmese Head Defect
Burmese Hypokalaemia
Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (PKDef

Balinese

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (rdAc)

Bengal

Bengal Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA-b)
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (rdAc) - very low prevalence
Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (PKDef)

Birman

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

Bombay

Burmese Head Defect
Burmese Hypokalaemia
Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

British Blue

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

British Shorthair

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

Burmese

Burmese GM2
Burmese Head Defect
Burmese Hypokalaemia

Burmilla

Burmese Head Defect
Burmese Hypokalaemia
Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

Chinchilla

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)
Persian Progressive Retinal Atrophy

Cornish Rex

Burmese Hypokalaemia
Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (rdAc)

Devon Rex

Burmese Hypokalaemia
Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome (CMS) - low prevalence
Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

Egyptian Mau

Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (PKDef)

Exotic Shorthair

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)
Persian Progressive Retinal Atrophy

Himalayan

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)
Persian Progressive Retinal Atrophy

Javanese

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (rdAc)

La Perm

Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (PKDef)

Maine Coon

Maine Coon HCM
Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (PKDef)
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

Norwegian Forest Cat

Glycogen Storage Disease Type IV (GSD IV)
Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (PKDef)

Ocicat

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (rdAc)

Oriental

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (rdAc)

Persian

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)
Persian Progressive Retinal Atrophy

Ragamuffin

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)
Ragdoll HCM

Ragdoll

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)
Ragdoll HCM

Savannah

Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (PKDef)

Selkirk Rex

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

Siamese

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (rdAc)
Mucopolysaccharidosis VI (MPS VI) - low prevalence

Siberian

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)
Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (PKDef)

Singapura

Burmese Hypokalaemia
Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (PKDef)
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (rdAc)

Snowshoe

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

Somali

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (rdAc)
Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (PKDef)

Sphynx

Burmese Hypokalaemia
Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome (CMS) - low prevalence

Tiffanie

Burmese Hypokalaemia
Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

Tonkinese

Burmese Hypokalaemia
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (rdAc)