Feline autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (ALPS)

Feline autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (ALPS) is an inherited disease which causes a reduced ability to trigger lymphocyte apoptosis. Lymphocyte consequently accumulate and expand lymph nodes and spleen. Kittens develop abnormal lymph nodes. Some kittens die in young age others are euthanized due to the development of anorexia and weight loss. Lymph nodes increase in size as the disease progresses, suggesting the abnormal lymph nodes are likely chronic.

Inheritance: autosomal recessive - read more

Mutation: FASLG 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.

Price:

48.80 €

  • 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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