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SPHYNX HCM DNA TEST

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@babymeow , if the insurance company asks for vet records and it has been recorded it could impact as "pre existing".

if you are considering ANY tests, and shopping insurance, I would read small print of contracts before signing up for a good fit. I personally would do any tests after insurance secured. I don't have insurance as mine are all senior adoptees (rates can increase as they get older as members have shared).

when I shopped insurance years ago I requested an email copy of contract . some required certain vaccines, which can be sticky because some breeders void contracts if certain vaccines given like Felv (feline leukemia or FIP vaccine). always read small print. glad you are doing research. hugs n head smooches to you and Nabi.
 

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@babymeow , if the insurance company asks for vet records and it has been recorded it could impact as "pre existing".

if you are considering ANY tests, and shopping insurance, I would read small print of contracts before signing up for a good fit. I personally would do any tests after insurance secured. I don't have insurance as mine are all senior adoptees (rates can increase as they get older as members have shared).

when I shopped insurance years ago I requested an email copy of contract . some required certain vaccines, which can be sticky because some breeders void contracts if certain vaccines given like Felv (feline leukemia or FIP vaccine). always read small print. glad you are doing research. hugs n head smooches to you and Nabi.
I just ordered a DNA test. It will provide a genetic screen of 120 diseases including HCM. I was debating whether to choose from Basepaws or Neogen/Catscan but I went with Neogen because they are partnered with Cat fancier's association and also had HCM specific to Sphynx Cats. Basepaws screens for HCM too but I don't know if it is breed specific but they are having a sale right now. I got my test from Neogen for 107.95 ($99.00 + Shipping price). They also test specifically for Sphynx these as well:

Coat Type - Curly (Devon Rex, Selkirk Rex Type) or Hairless (Sphynx Type) - R Locus​

Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome​

Cystinuria, Type B, Variant 2​

 
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Letitia

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I just ordered a DNA test. It will provide a genetic screen of 120 diseases including HCM. I was debating whether to choose from Basepaws or Neogen/Catscan but I went with Neogen because they are partnered with Cat fancier's association and also had HCM specific to Sphynx Cats. Basepaws screens for HCM too but I don't know if it is breed specific but they are having a sale right now. I got my test from Neogen for 107.95 ($99.00 + Shipping price). They also test specifically for Sphynx these as well:

Coat Type - Curly (Devon Rex, Selkirk Rex Type) or Hairless (Sphynx Type) - R Locus​

Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome​

Cystinuria, Type B, Variant 2​

Thank you for this!
 
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