57,48 47,50 excl. VAT


Acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) is classified as a hepatic porphyria.

12 working days






Swab, Blood EDTA, Blood Heparin, Semen, Tissue

Mode of Inheritance


Also known as

Year Published

General information

Acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) is classified as a hepatic porphyria. It is a disorder of heme synthesis. Cats with AIP have half normal hydroxymethylbilane (HMB) synthase activity, a necessary enzyme in the heme synthesis pathway.

Clinical features

In cats with acute intermittent porphyria (AIP), Erythrodontia (brown discoloured teeth) is an important phenotypic feature. Cats with autosomal dominant AIP presented with erythrodontia, reddish-brown urine and mild changes in erythrocytes. The symptoms will develop at a young age. Within a few hours to a maximum of several weeks after birth, the characteristics that go with these genetic effects will become visible.

Additional information

The symptoms are very similar to those of congenital erythropoietic porphyria (CEP, OMIA 001175-9685). There are five different mutations known that can cause Acute intermittent porphyria. Tests are avaiable for all these mutations.


Pubmed ID: 24239138

Omia ID: 1493

How does it work?

1. Select your product(s)

Select your single test, a CombiBreed Package or create your own Bundle.

2. Collect DNA sample

Collect DNA material as indicated with our products and send it to our laboratory.

3. Results

We handle your DNA sample with care and provide you with the results.

Related products