CatCheck (Feline) Genetic Disease Test
Only $150 with results in 10 - 15 days
The CatCheck Genetic Disease DNA Test is one of the most comprehensive genetic screening tests especially made for cats. It screens for more than 75 genetic diseases, blood groups, and genetic traits common among felines.
For only $150, you can gain valuable and scientific insight into your pet’s genetic characteristics including health disorders, blood types, and even traits like coat colours.
Together with your veterinarian, pet owners can use the information obtained through this test to manage and improve your cat’s overall health!
How the Test Works
The CatCheck Genetic Disease Test is a laboratory-based genetic test that screens for the presence of variants related to diseases and traits common among cats.
The test’s sample collection process is very simple, quick, and painless, and the assistance of a veterinarian or another specialist is unnecessary.
The swab collection kit, which will be sent to you when you order the test, contains sample collection instructions.
The kit also contains instructions for sending the samples back to the laboratory. After sending these back, you can expect to receive the results via email in 10 to 15 days.
Because it looks at the cat’s genetic data, there is no minimum age required to undergo this test. However, it is important to consider the time between suckling/feeding and the collection of the sample.
When collecting the cat’s sample, remember to wait for a minimum of 45 minutes to 1 hour. Otherwise, contamination might happen, which can affect the test’s results.
Limitations of the CatCheck Genetic Disease Test
The CatCheck test can highlight potentially serious genetic disorders or conditions that require special attention. However, please note that this is not a diagnostic test.
It screens for more than 75 feline genetic variants, but it does not cover every known genetic variant of diseases in cats. Unusual test results should be discussed with your veterinarian, but normal results may not necessarily rule out other inherited variants not covered by the test.
If your cat is symptomatic, please consult your veterinarian.
The test also does not provide information about your cat’s breed. If you want to learn your cat’s breed or breed mix, check out our Basepaws Cat DNA Test instead.
Other Cat DNA Tests from AffinityDNA
Learn more about your cat’s genetic similarity to different breed groups and breeds with the Basepaws Cat DNA Test.
We also offer a PKD test for cats – a health screening test for your cat to determine if it carries the mutated gene known to cause Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). Please click here for more information: PKD Test for Cats.