DNA testing for PK-deficiency
Aby and Somali
Note! The information about this health programme is only available in English, so far.
The DNA-testing is performed by two laboratories, covering the global demand for testing, ie by the Josephine Deubler Institute at University of Pennsylvania ("PennGen") in the US or Laboklin in Germany. Currently all samples from the Nordic area are analyzed by PennGen.
Aby & Somaliringen in cooperation with Rinkeby Veterinary Clinic organizes transportation of samples from Sweden to PennGen which gives a discounted price for each sample sent. The dates for transportation are found at www.abysomali.se (only in Swedish).
To send a sample through Aby & Somaliringen, please proceed as follows:
If you have tested your cat for PK deficiency without going through Aby & Somaliringen, you are very welcome to send a copy of your cat's result for registration in the health programme. Please, send the copy to the contact person for the health programme!
Blood or mucosal cells from the oral cavity ("swab test") could be used for the test. More information on test procedures, payment and prices etc are to be found at the websites of the laboratories performing the tests. Two such labs are:
When you have received your result, you are welcome to send a copy to the registrar for Bengal and Maine Coon PK test results.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the contact person for the health programme!