Dr. van Haeringen Laboratorium B.V.

K711 Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

Background

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) occurs frequently in cats. During the life of an affected cat, cysts appear in the kidneys. These cysts put pressure on the healthy kidney-tissue, which leads to a loss of function of the affected kidneys. Symptoms that occur are loss of hunger, too much consumption of water and a loss of weight. Affected cats usually die at ages between four and eight years because of the kidney failure.

Test specific information

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Age

The disease may show itself on different ages, in which it cannot be estimated when the first symptoms may show themselves. Differences may exist between littermates, and between breeds.

Turn Around Time

The turn-around-time of a test depends to a large extent on the logistics of sample transportation to the laboratory. After receiving the sample at the test location, you can normally expect the result within 10 working days. A longer delivery time applies to tests carried out by a Partner Lab.

Location of disease or trait

This disease is present in the entire body, but causes main effects in the internal organs such as stomach, intestinal tract, liver and / or kidneys. In a number of cases, the disease affects one major internal organ.

Breed dependence

This DNA test is available for the following breeds: British Longhair, Exotic cats, Persian, Sacred birman, Scottish Fold, Snowshoe, Sphynx, Turkish Van. Additional information is available in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Sample type

For this DNA test we accept the following materials: Blood EDTA, Blood Heparin, Tissue, Swab. Please contact Dr. Van Haeringen Laboratorium if you wish to submit other material as listed.

Result

An animal can be free and has in that situation two healthy alleles. When used in breeding this animal will not become ill due to the disease. It cannot spread the disease in the population.

An animal can be carrier and has in that situation one healthy and one disease allele. When used in breeding 50 percent of the offspring will receive the disease allele. Carriers will also become ill.

An animal can be affected and has in that situation two disease alleles. When used in breeding all offspring will also receive the disease allele. Affected will also become ill.

Inheritance

This genetic factor is inherited in an autosomal, dominant, mode. This means, that the individual can be free of the mutation (homozygote normal), affected (homozygous affected) or carrier (heterozygous affected). Both carriers and affected individuals will show symptoms of the mutation.

Severity of Disease

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Code K711

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

€ 47,80 (Incl. 21% VAT)
€ 39,50 (Excl. VAT)
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