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Cat blood types are defined by the presence of N-glycolylneuraminic acid (NeuGc) (type A) and N-acetylneuraminic acid (NeuAc) (type B) and the rare blood type AB with the presence of both.

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Specifications

Breeds

Gene

Organ

specimen

Swab, Blood EDTA, Blood Heparin, Semen, Tissue

Mode of Inheritance

Chromosome

Year Published

General information

Cat blood types are defined by the presence of N-glycolylneuraminic acid (NeuGc) (type A) and N-acetylneuraminic acid (NeuAc) (type B) and the rare blood type AB with the presence of both. In Ragdoll cats, recently a CMAH mutation was identified which is highly associated with blood type AB. Presence of both NeuGc and NeuAc can be explained by a reduced CMAH activity (aAB/ aAB or aAB/b).

Clinical features

The A/B blood group system is clinically important in cats because mismatched breeding and transfusions can cause life threatening hemolytic reactions without prior sensitization. Therefore, a complete genetic characterization of all feline blood types is crucial so that genetic testing can accurately report an individual’s blood type.

Additional information

References

Pubmed ID: 27171395

Omia ID: 119

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2. Collect DNA sample

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3. Results

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