New Genetic Test! Progressive Retinal Atrophy (Persian)

Persian PCR

Persian cats have a form of early-onset progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) that is inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion. At the Molecular Diagnostic Unit, we have developed a PCR-based pyrosequencing assay to quickly and accurately identify the genetic mutation known to cause PRA in Persian and related breeds.

This assay will allow owners and breeders to identify carrier cats and will enable them to inform breeding programmes to reduce Persian PRA in their kittens.

Click here for more information about Progressive Retinal Atrophy (Persian) and the new test.