DNA Test For Cats

These articles detail the various DNA tests that are available to the cattery owner to help in their breeding program...

Titles marked with a red asterisk * are for PandEcats.com members only.


  • CPC Designation - Let's be Accurate
    Now that there is a DNA test to determine the pointed gene, it is possible for cat registries to institute a registration numbering system to reflect whether a non-pointed cat actually has the pointed gene.
    September 2006

  • DNA Blood Type Test
    UC Davis has developed a diagnostic DNA test to determine the blood types of cats.
    January 2007

  • DNA Test For Dilute Gene
    The Veterinary Genetics Laboratory at the University of California, Davis adds a test for the dilute gene to their increasing list of DNA tests available to cat breeders.
    May 2007

  • DNA Test for HCM in Maine Coons
    The DNA test for the HCM gene in Maine Coons is now available - Good News for all breeds!
    January 2006

  • * Eliminating The PK Deficiency Gene From Your Breeding Program
    There is a simple DNA test available to determine if a cat has the PK Deficiency gene. This article explains in detail how after testing, a carefully planned program can be implemented to eliminate the PK Deficiency gene from all breeding cats within just a generation or two.
    June 2014

  • * Paternity Testing
    With advances in recent years in DNA testing, a breeder can now have kittens tested to verify parentage.
    January 2020

  • Persian HCM Fund Established
    The WINN Feline Foundation has established a fund specifically to investigate Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) in Persian cats & to find a DNA test to detect the disease . . .
    August 2013

  • PKD Genetic Test Available!
    The eagerly anticipated genetic test for PKD is now available at the University of California, Davis.
    January 2005

  • Rapid Rabies Test
    A new test can detect the presence of rabies in an animal saliva sample within 30 minutes, providing vital information much sooner than traditional testing methods.
    February 2009



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