CatCheck (Feline) Genetic Disease Test | EasyDNA South Africa

How does CatCheck Disease DNA Test work?

  • Comprehensive Test

The CatCheck disease DNA test is a comprehensive and laboratory-based screening test that will provide invaluable insights into your cat’s health through its genetic information. With this test you can have your cat tested for 75 different characteristics including genetic disorders, coat colours and blood types. This is one of the most comprehensive tests in the market at a very affordable price of R3100.

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  • Manage your Cat’s Health

With the information obtained through the test you can work together with your veterinarian and other specialists to manage and improve the overall health of your cat. The test can also help you highlight potentially serious diseases or conditions that need special attention. And if you are a breeder the information may also provide peace of mind on the health of your cat and help identify carrier free cats with which to breed.

How can you miss out on the opportunity to manage your cat’s health for only R3100.

  • Simple, Easy-to-Use Process

The sample collection process is extremely easy to follow and apply. You don’t need the assistance of a vet. Once you order the test a swab collection kit will be sent to you. The kit will contain full instructions on how to collect the sample from your cat. Once the samples are sent back to the laboratory, you will receive the results via email in 10 to 15 days.

Are you interested to invest in your cat’s health? Order today your Catcheck DNA Test and begin your journey to explore and improve your cat’s health!

Special Offers and Discounts

The price of the Catcheck test is R3100.

A second or third Catcheck test for your other cat or maybe for a relative or a friend can be purchased for R3090 only (R10 discount) each additional test.

We also offer a number of interesting cat DNA tests including a Cat Intolerance Test.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does this DNA test identify the breed of my cat?

No this test does not provide any information about the breed of your cat. The test will provide information on genetic diseases and traits.

Can I do the test if my cat is on medication?

The test is based on your cat’s genetic data and there is no impact on the results if your cat is on some form of medication.

What does the result “at risk” mean?

The “at risk” result indicates that your cat may have inherited a copy or two of a mutation that has been reported to cause a specific genetic disease. Depending on the inheritance of a particular genetic disease, one or two mutated copies of the gene are required for a disease to break out.

What does the result “carrier” mean?

Being a carrier means that your cat has only inherited one mutated / altered copy of the gene from its parents. Your cat will most likely not develop symptoms of this condition as two mutated copies are required. However, this information is of great relevance for breeders, as carriers of a genetic disease may only be paired with free breeding partners.

How early can I do the test on my cat?

In principle, there is no minimum age. The only thing that is important is when collecting the sample is the time period between suckling and sampling is a minimum of 45 mins to 1 hour. If you collect a sample from a kitten who drank milk from the mother after a short time, there can be contaminations with cells from the mother in their sample. Please avoid this and give ample time after feeding.

Is the CatCheck a diagnostic test?

The CatCheck is a genetic screening of more than 75 genetic variants that are related to hereditary diseases and traits. This is not a diagnostic test. Any unusual results (carrier or compromised) or results that are worrying should be discussed with your veterinarian. In addition, not every known genetic variant of diseases in cats is included in the CatCheck. If your cat is symptomatic, please contact your veterinarian. Normal results do not rule out inherited variants that have not been tested in these or other genes and that may cause medical problems or be passed on to offspring. You should check the list of diseases and traits before ordering to verify that it includes the tests you want.

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