Alpha-Mannosidosis (AMD)

Alpha-Mannosidosis (AMD) is an autosomal recessive disease that is caused by the deficiency of a protein called lysosomal alpha-mannosidase (LAMAN). AMD has been reported in Persian cats, domestic short-haired and long- haired cats. Typical symptoms include neurological defects, loss of balance, skeletal changes, growth retardation and hearing impairment. Domestic long-haired cats develop milder symptoms with a later onset than Persian cats. 

Inheritance: autosomal recessive - read more

Mutation: MAN2B1 gene

Genetic test: The method used for testing is extremely accurate and allows complete differentiation between affected animals, carriers and healthy dogs. Testing can be done at any age.

Disease control: read more

Sample: EDTA whole blood (1.0 ml) or buccal swabs. Detailed information about sampling can be found here.


49.00 €

  • You can order free sampling kit.
  • Only one sample is required for each animal, even if you order several tests.
  • Samples are stored for the option to order additional tests.
  • We offer expert assistance in interpreting the results.
Suitable for breeds
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