Progressive retina atrophy (Type B-PRA)Optigen **

Disease
The progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) is an inherited eye disorder leading to a degeneration of the photoreceptor cells of the retina. Initially, a loss of function of the rod cells is observed proceeding in night blindness and decreased adaptation of vision. The type B-PRA is a genetically inherited form of PRA in Miniature Schnauzers, which can be analysed through a genetic test. Additionally, type A-PRA exists as a second genetic form of PRA in this breed. More causative genetic variants, which are not known yet, are expected to exist in Miniature Schnauzers.
Breed
Miniature Schnauzer
Heredity
autosomal recessive
Test duration
3-4 weeks after arrival of the sample in the lab
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