Progressive retinal atrophy (rdAc-PRA)


The late onset photoreceptor degeneration rdAC-PRA is a genetic disorder that causes the degeneration of retinal cells in the eye: In the early stage of the disease rod cells are affected, later degeneration of the cone cells results in complete blindness of the cat.
Affected cats have normal vision at birth. The age of onset of clinical symptoms is typically at the age of 1.5-2 years. At the end stage of disease complete photoreceptor degeneration and blindness is observed, usually at the age of 3-5 years.


Abyssinian, American Curl/Wirehair, Balinese, Bengal, Colorpoint Shorthair, Cornish Rex, Javanese, Munchkin, Ocicat, Oriental short-haired, Peterbald, Siamese, Singapura, Somali and Tonkinese

Trait of inheritance


Test duration

3-5 days after arrival of the sample in the lab


The DNA test is performed out of EDTA blood or buccal swabs. Required swabs can be ordered free of charge. (Buccal swab order-form). If a swab is sent in, possibly the genetic material is not sufficient to run the test. In this case it would be best to send in an EDTA blood sample.

Testing procedure

Please send in your sample together with the lab order genetic. Results will be transmitted optionally via post, fax or email. After completion of the test you will receive a separate invoice. Payment can be made via credit card or bank transfer.
Breeding club discounts apply if a copy of the membership card is sent together with the respective samples. Due to administrative reasons the invoiced price can not be altered subsequently.


Please contact our molecular biology team for further questions.

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D-97688 Bad Kissingen

Telefon: +49 (0)971 72020
Fax: +49 (0)971 68546


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