Parentage Panel Now Included as Part of Basic CFA DNA Testing
October 2, 2017
CatDNAtest.org announced updated parentage testing, as well as testing for Spinal Muscular Atrophy, is now available.
The updated parentage panel is now included as part of the Basic CFA Panel Test. The new panel examines 150 markers, which will establish a unique “fingerprint” for your cat. The markers of parents and offspring can be compared to confirm pedigree relationships between queen, sire and offspring. Parentage tables can be ordered during the online ordering process.
Meanwhile, for an additional cost, a test for Spinal Muscular Atrophy is also available. The test was created separately from the Basic CFA Panel Test due to the nature of the genetic mutation.
DNA services are performed by Neogen’s GeneSeek Operations lab, the world’s largest animal genetic testing laboratory.
To learn more about these two tests, including the basic DNA panel www.catdnatest.org.
Neogen’s Lincoln, NE, based GeneSeek subsidiary provides value-added genetic and genomic services to global companion animal and agricultural partners, including breed registries, university researchers, associations, and producers.
The Cat Fanciers’ Association, Inc.™
The Cat Fanciers’ Association, Inc., a not-for-profit association of member clubs and the world’s most influential registry of pedigreed cats has been preserving, celebrating and protecting cats since 1906. CFA’s mission is to preserve and promote the pedigreed breeds of cats and to enhance the well-being of ALL cats. CFA promotes education, responsible cat ownership and proper care to the owners of millions of cats worldwide. CFA and its affiliate clubs work nationally with local shelters to help humanely reduce homeless and feral cat populations and to encourage voluntary neuter/spay of pet cats. To learn more about the Cat Fanciers’ Association or to find the nearest CFA cat show, visit https://www.cfa.org.